ToCo: An Ontology for Representing Hybrid Telecommunication Networks

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The TOUCAN project proposed an ontology for telecom- munication networks with hybrid technologies – the TOUCAN Ontol- ogy (ToCo), available at, as well as a knowl- edge design pattern Device-Interface-Link (DIL) pattern. The core classes and relationships forming the ontology are discussed in detail. The ToCo ontology can describe the physical infrastructure, quality of channel, services and users in heterogeneous telecommunication networks which span multiple technology domains. The DIL pattern is observed and summarised when modelling networks with various technology do- mains. Examples and use cases of ToCo are presented for demonstration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2019
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030213480
ISBN (Print)9783030213473
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2019
Event16th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2019 - Portorož, Slovenia
Duration: 2 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th Extended Semantic Web Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleESWC 2019


  • Hybrid telecommunication network
  • Knowledge based system
  • Linked data
  • Ontology
  • Semantic web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Zhou, Q., Gray, A. J. G., & McLaughlin, S. (2019). ToCo: An Ontology for Representing Hybrid Telecommunication Networks. In The Semantic Web: ESWC 2019 (pp. 507-522). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 11503). Springer.