Schema-based Ontological Representations of a Domain-Specific Scenario Modeling Language


  • Shafagh Jafer Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Bharvi Chhaya Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jessica Updegrove Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Umut Durak German Aerospace Center


Model-Based Development, Simulation Scenario, SES


The first step in designing a domain-specific simulation scenario definition language is constructing its ontology. The recently published Aviation Scenario Definition Language (ASDL) aims at providing a common platform to specify scenarios in the aviation domain. To capture an ASDL ontology, the Web Ontology Language and the Protégé tool was utilized, which was then converted into an XML schema by means of tool automation in the Eclipse Modeling Framework. On the other hand, the System Entity Structure (SES) provides a formal basis to represent the ontological foundations of a domain language. Following the XML Schema representation of SES, a scenario modeling ontology that has been recently published, we illustrate how an equivalent schema for a scenario definition language can be constructed using a domain-specific language ontology-driven approach and SES. We take both approaches to represent the ASDL ontology and prove that the resulting schema produced from these two approaches converge to the same result.



How to Cite

Jafer, S., Chhaya, B., Updegrove, J., & Durak, U. (2018). Schema-based Ontological Representations of a Domain-Specific Scenario Modeling Language. Journal of Simulation Engineering, 1. Retrieved from