Title: An e-services reference model to streamline the Global Village Grid

Authors: Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi, Mohammadreza Razzazi

Addresses: Computer Engineering Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. ' Computer Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: To realise the Global Village Grid in an e-services framework, software engineers encounter with data and services integration in software developments and implementations. Additionally, unifying the e-services would be realised in global e-governance concerning globalisation trends. Software engineers need some reference architectures to implement an e-services framework in the all-inclusive world. They also need a reference model on which to base their reference architectures. On the other hand, there is no reference model, which could be used to develop and unify e-services. We suggest a reference model called Global Village Grid Reference Model (GVGRM) to realise the Global Village Grid in an e-services framework. Thus, GVGRM could be used as the baseline for any kind of software engineering efforts pertaining to the e-services. Finally, we have used the new definitions to propose the suggested reference model through the suggested ontology called service-oriented strategies and architectures.

Keywords: reference models; e-services; SOA; service-oriented architecture; SOSA; service-oriented strategies and architectures; GVGRM; Global Village Grid; virtual holding governance; UML; unified modelling language; globalisation; electronic services; online services; ontology; e-governance; electronic governance; software engineering; ontology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2010.029789

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.1, pp.1 - 29

Available online: 02 Dec 2009

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