Senior Researcher

My research interests include foundational ontologies, ontology engineering, ontology modularisation and ontology metadata.


Projects


Research Outputs

Journal articles

  1. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. ROMULUS: a Repository of Ontologies for MULtiple USes populated with foundational ontologies. Journal on Data Semantics, 2016, 5(1):19-36. DOI: 10.1007/s13740-015-0052-1
  2. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. An empirically-based framework for ontology modularization. Applied Ontology 10th anniversary special issue. 2015, 10(3-4):171-195.

Book Chapters

  1. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. Foundational ontology mediation in ROMULUS. Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: IC3K 2013 Selected Papers. A. Fred et al. (Eds.). Springer CCIS vol. 454, pp. 132-152, 2015.
  2. van Vuuren JJ, Leenen L, Grobler MM, Chan KF, Khan ZC. Morphological Ontology Design Engineering: A Methodology to Model Ill. Mixed Methods Research for Improved Scientific Study. 2016 Mar 17:262.

Conference Papers

  1. Khan ZC. Enriching Behavioural Biometrics Experiments With an Ontology. InInternational Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2019 (pp. 197-206). Academic Conferences International Limited.
  2. Khan ZC. Categorising cyber security threats for standardisation. InInternational Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security 2019 (pp. 189-196). Academic Conferences International Limited.
  3. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. NOMSA: Automated modularisation for abstraction modules. Proceedings of the EKAW 2018 Posters and Demonstrations Session (EKAW'18). CEUR-WS vol. 2262, pp13-16. 12-16 Nov. 2018, Nancy, France. (poster paper)
  4. Khan, Z.C. Applying Evaluation Criteria to Ontology Modules. Joint Ontology Workshops. CEUR Workshop Proceedings vol 2205. 17-18 September 2018, Cape Town, South Africa.
  5. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. Automatically changing modules in modular ontology development and management. Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT'17). ACM Proceedings. 26-28 September, 2017. Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  6. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. Dependencies between modularity metrics towards improved modules. 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'16). Blomqvist, E., Ciancarini, P., Poggi, F., Vitali, F. (Eds.). Springer LNAI vol. 10024, 400-415. 19-23 November 2016, Bologna, Italy.
  7. Khan, Z.C. Evaluation Metrics in Ontology Modules. 29th International Workshop on Description Logics, Cape Town, South Africa, April 22-25, 2016. CEUR Workshop Proceedings vol 1577
  8. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M., Fillottrani, P.R., Cenci, K.M. Experimentally motivated transformations for intermodel links between conceptual models. 20th Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems (ADBIS'16). J. Pokorny et al. (eds.). Springer LNCS vol 9809, 104-118. August 28-31, Prague, Czech Republic.
  9. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. Toward a framework for ontology modularity. Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists (SAICSIT'15), 28-30 September 2015, Stellenbosch, South Africa. ACM Proceedings.
  10. van Vuuren JJ, Leenen L, Grobler M, Chan KF, Khan ZC. Modelling the Cybersecurity Environment Using Morphological Ontology Design Engineering. InIccws 2015-The Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security: ICCWS2015 2015 Feb 24 (p. 144). Academic Conferences Limited.
  11. Khan, Z. C., Mashiane, T., Shozi, N. A. Snapchat Media Retrieval for Novice Device Users. The 10th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS'15), Kruger National Park, South Africa 24-25 March 2015, Academic Conferences Limited, 162- 169. pdf
  12. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. SUGOI: Automated Ontology Interchangeability. Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: EKAW 2014 Satellite Events. Lambrix, P., Hyvonen, E., Blomqvist. E., Presutti, V., Qi, G., Sattler, U., Ding, Y., Ghidini, C. Springer LNAI vol. 8982, 150-153.
  13. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. SUGOI: Automated Ontology Interchangeability. Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management: EKAW 2014 Satellite Events. Lambrix, P., Hyvonen, E., Blomqvist. E., Presutti, V., Qi, G., Sattler, U., Ding, Y., Ghidini, C. Springer LNAI vol. 8982, 150-153. pdf
  14. Khan, Z.C., Keet, C.M. Feasibility of automated foundational ontology interchangeability. 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'14). K. Janowicz et al. (Eds.). 24-28 Nov, 2014, Linkoping, Sweden. Springer LNAI 8876, 225-237. pdf
  15. Keet, C.M., d'Amato, C., Khan, Z.C., Lawrynowicz, A. Exploring Reasoning with the DMOP Ontology. 3rd Workshop on Ontology Reasoner Evaluation (ORE'14). July 13, 2014, Vienna, Austria. CEUR-WS. pdf
  16. Khan, Z. C., Mashiane, T. An analysis of Facebook's graph search. Information Security for South Africa (ISSA'14). IEEE, 1-8. pdf
  17. Khan, Z., Keet, C.M. The foundational ontology library ROMULUS. 3rd International Conference on Model & Data Engineering (MEDI'13). A. Cuzzocrea and S. Maabout (Eds.) September 25-27, 2013, Amantea, Calabria, Italy. Springer LNCS 8216, 200-211. pdf
  18. Khan, Z., Keet, C.M. Addressing issues in foundational ontology mediation. 5th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD'13), Vilamoura, Portugal, 19-22 September. Filipe, J. and Dietz, J. (Eds.), SCITEPRESS, pp5-16. pdf
  19. Khan, Z., Keet, C.M. Toward semantic interoperability with aligned foundational ontologies in ROMULUS. Seventh International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP'13), ACM proceedings. 23-26 June 2013, Banff, Canada. (poster/demo). pdf
  20. Khan, Z., Keet, C.M. ONSET: Automated Foundational Ontology Selection and Explanation. 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW'12), A. ten Teije et al. (Eds.). Oct 8-12, Galway, Ireland. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence LNAI 7603, 237-251. pdf

Technology Demonstrators

  1. Aligning different foundational ontologies for the Semantic Web with the Repository of Ontologies for MULtiple USes (ROMULUS). Accepted as a TD at the CSIR Technology Demonstrator Evaluation Panel with an equivalence point of 0.9 (90% rating). pdf

Theses

  1. Khan, Z., A foundation for ontology modularisation. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town (UCT) pdf
  2. Khan, Z., Foundational Ontology Interchangeability with the Repository of Ontologies for MULtiple USes (ROMULUS). MSc Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) pdf
  3. Khan, Z., Extending ontology development methodologies with foundational ontologies. Honours Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) pdf