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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?

As shown in the group description, the goal of this CG is to develop a set of formal information models to semantically describe federated infrastructures and their resources. These models be used in the contexts of Intercloud management, Grid Computing and distributed e-infrastructures, experimentation in federated testbeds, multidomain networks, the Internet of Things or Big Data analytics.

Where can I read more?

You can find our latest documentation of our work at and the auto generated documentation and sources of our ontology at This and further code examples (such as a translation module) are located at Further, our vocabulary has been published at and common prefixes are registered at

Have you started from scratch?

Fortunately, we stand on the shoulders of giants by using standards such as the W3C Resource Description Framework (RDF) and the W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) and incorporating existing work such as the OGF Network Mark-Up Language (NML), the Infrastructure and Network Description Language (INDL) or the Network Description Language based on the Web Ontology Language (NDL-OWL). Further we reuse existing ontologies such as Dublin Core (DC), Friend of a Friend (FOAF), Good Relations (GR), W3C Geo and W3C Time.

I have more questions / how can I participate?

We have a public mailing list for everyone where you can contact us. The public mailing list for members gives an insight of the current topics that we discuss and if you chose to join the community group (it’s free), then you can also use our private mailing list for members.

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