Adapting RosettaNet B2B Standard to Semantic Web Technologies

Jamel Eddine Jridi, Guy Lapalme


This paper presents a methodology for adapting RosettaNet B2B Standard to Semantic Web technologies. We present an approach for mapping RosettaNet Partner Interface Process (PIP) descriptions defined currently with DTD or XML Schemas format to an ontological representation using an OWL/XML rendering. It has been applied to the full set of PIPs. The transfer is transparent and reaps the benefits of the formalization effort put in the XML representation. All produced RosettaNet PIPs ontologies were validated according to the XML Schema of OWL/XML Serialization and their consistency checked with a OWL Reasoner. The use of formal semantics for B2B based on ontologies ensures a better interoperability and should help overcome the problem of standards integration by the use of ontology alignment.


  1. Battle, S. (2006). Gloze: XML to RDF and back again. In Jena User Conference. May.: juc2006/proceedings. html.(Cit. on p.).
  2. Cardoso, J. and Bussler, C. (2011). Mapping between heterogeneous XML and OWL transaction representations in B2B integration. Data & Knowledge Engineering, 70(12):1046-1069.
  3. Dogac, A., Kabak, Y., and Laleci, G. B. (2004). Enriching ebXML registries with OWL ontologies for efficient service discovery. Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering: Web Services for E-Commerce and EGovernment Applications (RIDE).
  4. García, R. and Gil, R. (2007). Facilitating business interoperability from the semantic web. In Business Information Systems, pages 220-232. Springer.
  5. Haller, A., Gontarczyk, J., and Kotinurmi, P. (2008). Towards a complete SCM ontology: the case of ontologising RosettaNet. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM symposium on Applied computing, pages 1467-1473. ACM.
  6. Hitzler, P., Rudolph, S., and Krötzsch, M. (2009). Foundations of semantic web technologies. Chapman & Hall/ CRC.
  7. Huemer, C. (2002). ebXML: An Emerging B2B Framework.
  8. Kantola, P. and Korhonen, J. J. (2002). RosettaNet vs. ebXML-security solutions and exception handling.
  9. Kotinurmi, P., Haller, A., and Oren, E. (2011). Global Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Application, volume 4, chapter Ontologically enhanced RosettaNet B2B Integration, page 27. USA.
  10. Motik, B., Patel-Schneider, P. F., and Parsia., B. (2012). OWL 2 Web Ontology Language XML Serialization (Second Edition).
  11. Panziera, L., Palmonari, M., Comerio, M., and De Paoli, F. (2010). WSML or OWL? a lesson learned by addressing NFP-based selection of semantic Web services. In Non Functional Properties and SLA Management (NFPSLAM 2010) workshop.
  12. Robinson, P. and Bauer, S. (2011). Introduction to bioontologies, volume 41. Chapman & Hall.
  13. Roman, D., Lausen, H., and Keller, U. (2005). Web Service Modeling Ontology standard. WSMO Working Draft v1.0.
  14. RosettaNet Program Office (2011). Overview Clusters, Segments, and PIPs.
  15. Sirin, E., Parsia, B., Grau, B., Kalyanpur, A., and Katz, Y. (2007). Pellet: A practical owl-dl reasoner. Web Semantics: science, services and agents on the World Wide Web, 5(2):51-53.
  16. Tsinaraki, C. and Christodoulakis, S. (2007). XS2OWL: a formal model and a system for enabling XML schema applications to interoperate with OWL-DL domain knowledge and semantic web tools. Digital Libraries: Research and Development, pages 124-136.
  17. Wang, J. and Song, Y. (2006). Architectures supporting rosettanet. In Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, 2006. Fourth International Conference on, pages 31-39. IEEE.

Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Eddine Jridi J. and Lapalme G. (2013). Adapting RosettaNet B2B Standard to Semantic Web Technologies . In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-60-0, pages 443-450. DOI: 10.5220/0004434404430450

in Bibtex Style

author={Jamel Eddine Jridi and Guy Lapalme},
title={Adapting RosettaNet B2B Standard to Semantic Web Technologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Adapting RosettaNet B2B Standard to Semantic Web Technologies
SN - 978-989-8565-60-0
AU - Eddine Jridi J.
AU - Lapalme G.
PY - 2013
SP - 443
EP - 450
DO - 10.5220/0004434404430450