Title: Constraints in conceptual modelling: outlining an approach to business-driven web service composition

Authors: Martin Juhrisch, Gunnar Dietz

Addresses: Department of Business Management and Economics, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, 01062, Germany. ' Surrey International Institute, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, 116025, China

Abstract: With Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), companies are facing a paradigm shift towards services as the key unit of their enterprise architectures. An exploitation of the potential of SOA is up to the applicability of business models for a transformation into service compositions. However, several shortcomings prevent semi-formal models from being a suitable resource of an automated transformation process. Problems result from a multitude of modelling aims, objects and procedures. This paper provides a method for business-process-oriented SOA design. A modelling environment gives an overview of business requirements and allows appropriate assignment of services to the business functions at the same time.

Keywords: conceptual modelling; Desckits; description kits; SOA; service-oriented architecture; web services composition; MDA; model-driven architecture; paradigm shifts; enterprise architecture; automated transformation processes; constraints.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2010.032172

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2010 Vol.6 No.3, pp.248 - 265

Published online: 13 Mar 2010 *

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