Title: A SaaSI: an approved architecture for SaaS service composition

Authors: Yu Chang Jiao, Shi Jun Liu, Xiang Xu Meng, Cheng Lei Yang

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, ShanDong University, SOA Design Center, China Software Develop Lab, IBM, 1F Tower B, Diamond Building, 19# Zhongguancun Software Park, Haidian District Beijing, 100193, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Software College, ShanDong University, Shunhua Road, High Tech Development Zone, Jinan 250101, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Software College, ShanDong University, Shunhua Road, High Tech Development Zone, Jinan 250101, China. ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Software College, ShanDong University, Shunhua Road, High Tech Development Zone, Jinan 250101, China

Abstract: With the development of internet and web2.0 technology, Software as a Service (SaaS) has been accepted as the main way of software service delivery. However, the SaaS applications are isolated and cannot fulfill the rapidly change of business requirements. In this paper, an approach to integrate SaaS services is proposed using the integration architecture discussed, and several critical problems in the presentation, function and data layers are solved. So developers can easily combine the SaaS offerings to meet new business scenarios. We implemented the supporting platform and put it into real practice in a large-scale car manufacturing factory in China.

Keywords: service composition; service oriented architecture; SOA; SaaS; software as a service; EWidget model; SURROGATE; service coordination; flow combination; automotive manufacturing; automobile industry; China; service delivery.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2010.034152

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2010 Vol.38 No.1/2/3, pp.163 - 171

Available online: 16 Jul 2010 *

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