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Towards a Common Body of Knowledge for Engineering Secure Software and Services

Type of Publication: Article in Collected Edition

Towards a Common Body of Knowledge for Engineering Secure Software and Services

Schwittek, Widura; Schmidt, Holger; Eicker, Stefan; Heisel, Maritta
Joaquim Filipe, Kecheng Liu
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Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing
SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications
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common body of knowledge, knowledge management, software engineering, security engineering, services computing, Interdisciplinary
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Interdisciplinary communities involve people and knowledge from different disciplines in addressing a common challenge. Differing perspectives, processes, methods, tools, vocabularies, and standards are problems that arise in this context. We present an approach to support bringing together disciplines based on a common body of knowledge (CBK), in which knowledge from different disciplines is collected, integrated, and structured. The novelty of our approach is twofold: first, it introduces a CBK ontology, which allows one to semantically enrich contents in order to be able to query the CBK in a more elaborate way afterwards. Second, it heavily relies on user participation in building up a CBK, making use of the Semantic MediaWiki as a platform to support collaborative writing. The CBK ontology is backed by a conceptual framework, consisting of concepts to structure the knowledge, to provide access options to it, and to build up a common terminology. To ensure a high quality of the provided contents and to sustain the community’s commitment, we further present organizational means as part of our approach. We demonstrate our work using the example of a Network of Excellence EU project, which aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners from services computing, security and software engineering.