Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies the environmental impact of products taking into account their entire life-span and production chain. This requires gathering data from a variety of heterogeneous sources into a Life Cycle Inventory (LCI). LCI preparation involves the integration of observations and engineering models with reference data and literature results from around the world, from different domains, and at varying levels of granularity. Existing LCA data formats only address syntactic interoperability, thereby ignoring semantics. This leads to a variety of challenges, e.g., difficulties in reproducing assessments published in the literature. In this work, we present an ontology pattern that specifies key aspects of LCA/LCI data models, namely the notions of ows, activities, agents, and products, as well as their properties.
|Journal||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Event||6th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns, WOP 2015 - Bethlehem, United States|
Duration: 11 Oct 2015 → …