Cover page of Computers & Chemical Engineering volume 116Authors: Eirini SIOUGKROU, Filopoimin LYKOKANELLOS, Foteini BARLA, Antonis C. KOKOSSIS

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, 157 80 Athens, Greece

Reference (APA): Siougkrou, E., Lykokanellos, F., Barla, F., & Kokossis, A. C. (2018). Semantically-enabled repositories in multi-disciplinary domains: The case of biorefineries. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 116, 385–400.

Abstract: “There is an increased use of problem representations (i.e. superstructures in synthesis problems; networks in route problems; graphs; ordered graphs in various systems representations) following on significant advances in optimization technologies that hold capabilities to solve, robustly, large-scale problems. In an attempt to systematically tackle disparate domains and build high-throughput functions, the paper contributes with a semantically-enabled approach systematized and engineered by ontologies. The aim is to develop an intelligent environment with capabilities to build and scale-up system representations, automatically…”

Comments: the authors contribute to the development of semantically-enabled repositories of system representations, i.e. superstructures in synthesis problems, networks, in route problems, graphs, ordered graphs. A representation draws upon a number of resources, including models that are qualified through Type and Technology. To describe the possible compatibility of a Model Type with another, they introduce a relation that refers to a given Protocol and they cite CAPE-OPEN as the example of such a Protocol.