Data set reference and name

Name: Software Lifecycle Ontology dataset

Metadata URI:


Publisher: University of Oxford Software Engineering

Maintainer: Monika Solaniki

Data set description

Description: The purpose of the Software Lifecycle Ontology is to provide a top level ontology for describing a process in the lifecycle of an Software. The ontology conforms to the ISO/IEC 12207 standard for Systems and software engineering — Software life cycle processes.The terminology used in the ontology conforms to ISO/IEC TR 24774:2010(E). All subprocesses will require to import this module.

Usefulness: The Software Lifecycle Ontology is a useful resource for software engineers to describe their processes and subprocesses.

Similar data: No known similar datasets found so far.

Re-use and integration:

Standards and metadata

Metadata description is done in Linked Data using DataID, a metadata description vocabulary based on DCAT. DMP reports are automatically generated and maintained up to date using this metadata.

Data sharing

License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

ODRL license description:

Openness: SLO is open and free for use.

Software necessary: SLO needs no additional software to be used. Complementary visualisations and tools will be provided in the scope of the project.


Archiving and preservation

Preservation: Preservation of the data set is guaranteed by archival on a dedicated archive server.

Growth: The SLO will be revised in M11 and M24 of the ALIGNED project.

Archive: Oxford internal repositories.