IET Innovation Award 2009 Finalist

IET Innovation Award 2009 Finalist.

A joint BT and Ontology project "Semantic Tool to Accelerate Migration of Telecommunications Products and Systems" was selected as a finalist for the Telecommunications category of the IET Innovation Awards 2009.

The award entry was based on the team's experiences of using Ontology to discover and model dependencies among products, processes, systems, networks and customers. Ontology then enables the understanding of the knock-on effect and impacts of product migration to conduct "what-if" scenario analysis and determine optimal order of migration steps.

"The objective of using Ontology is to simplify the migration process, save money by minimising iterations and achieve the most accurate migration impact analysis. By using semantics to describe the full meaning of entities, Ontology was able to provide more complete descriptions of product and system dependencies, thus reducing the number of iterative consultations with the experts."

Nektarios Georgalas, Corporate ICT Principal Researcher, BT Innovate and Design.