Authors: Uwe Zdun, Schahram Dustdar
Addresses: Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1, Wien A-1040, Austria. ' Distributed Systems Group, Information Systems Institute, Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1, Wien A-1040, Austria
Abstract: Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) are increasingly used in the context of business processes. However, the modelling approaches for process-driven SOAs do not yet sufficiently integrate the various kinds of models relevant for a process-driven SOA – ranging from process models to software architectural models to software design models. We propose to integrate process-driven SOA models via a model-driven software development approach that is based on proven practices documented as software patterns. We introduce pattern primitives as an intermediate abstraction to precisely model the participants in the solutions that patterns convey. To enable model-driven development, we develop domain-specific modelling languages for each kind of process-driven SOA model – based on meta-models that are extended with the pattern primitives. The various process-driven SOA models are integrated in a model-driven tool chain via the meta-models. Our tool chain validates the process-driven SOA models with regard to the constraints given by the meta-models and primitives.
Keywords: service-oriented architecture; SOA models; process-driven SOA; software patterns; services modelling; metamodels; primitives.
International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.109 - 119
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