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Let's Dance: A Language for Service Behavior Modeling

Zaha, Johannes Maria, Barros, Alistair P., Dumas, Marlon, & ter Hofstede, Arthur H.M. (2006) Let's Dance: A Language for Service Behavior Modeling. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

In Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs), software systems are decomposed into independent units, namely services, that interact with one another through message exchanges. To promote reuse and evolvability, these interactions are explicitly described right from the early phases of the development lifecycle. Up to now, emphasis has been placed on capturing structural aspects of service interactions. Gradually though, the description of behavioral dependencies between service interactions is gaining increasing attention as a means to push forward the SOA vision. This paper deals with the description of these behavioral dependencies during the analysis and design phases. The paper outlines a set of requirements that a language for modeling service interactions at this level should fulfill, and proposes a language whose design is driven by these requirements.

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ID Code: 4855
Item Type: Report
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 23 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 23:10

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