Currently, i* is one of the most well founded organizational modelling techniques. Its main feature is the expressibility to represent intentional social relations among stakeholders. In i* models, each modeling component is described explicitly through text labels. However, the process of labeling model elements is usually an activity which is not rigorous and not well documented for designers. Performing the labeling with freedom and subjectivity often results in unclear labels that are not helpful for interoperability and the understanding of the model semantics. In this paper, we deal with this problems by extending i* models with ontologies. Taking advantage of an ontological de nition of concepts and well-de ned relationships, we improve the unambiguous interpretation of labels and thus interoperability, reuse and machine-readability of a model. A guided process and tool support for the integration of i* models with an ontology are described in this paper.

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Title Extension and integration of i* models with ontologies
Authors B. Vazquez, H. Estrada, A. Martinez, M. Morandini, and A. Perini
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 6th International i* Workshop (iStar 2013),
Volume/Number CEUR Vol-978
Editors J. Castro et al.
Month June
Year 2013
Pages 7-12
Keywords Conceptual modeling, iStarML, semantic annotation, ontology, jUCMNav, TAGOOn+
Topic revision: r1 - 03 Apr 2014, DanielAmyot
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