Archi 2 OWL Converter


This tool provides a converter from Archi models to the process context model. It comes in two flavours

  • as a plugin to Archi
  • as a standalone command-line tool


For demonstration purpose we have chosen an Archi model instance of a music classification workflow, which gets converted into a Web Ontology Language (OWL) ontology.

Download & Licensing

This tool is licensend under the Apache License Version 2.0. Show License Hide License

Copyright (c) 2013/2014 Verein zur Foerderung der IT-Sicherheit in Oesterreich (SBA). The work has been developed in the TIMBUS Project and the above-mentioned are Members of the TIMBUS Consortium. TIMBUS is supported by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme for research and technological development and demonstration activities (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 269940.
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The standalone version and also the Protege plugin is available for download.

This project is hosted at opensourceprojects. You can clone the project using following command:

git clone timbus-context-model-converters-archi2owl

Requirements & Execution


  • Archi Version 2.6.0+
  • JDK >= 1.6 installed
  • Ant installed

To build the project, run "ant dist" from the project root folder. This will call the dist-standalone and dist-plugin tasks to build both flavours. Alternatively, you can just run the specific dist-* task that you want.

  • To run the standalone version, use following command. Where 'input file' is the Archimate file, and 'output file' will contain the converted OWL instance.

    java -jar dist/net.timbusproject.context.archi2owl-standalone.jar -i 'input file' -o 'output file'
  • In case you want to use the plugin, copy the generated jar file 'dist/net.timbusproject.context.archi2owl-plugin.jar' to the "plugins" directory in your Archi installation folder.

    Just select File -> Export -> TIMBUS Owl