Service delivery framework : an architectural strategy for next-generation service delivery in business network

Barros, Alistair P. & Kylau, Uwe (2011) Service delivery framework : an architectural strategy for next-generation service delivery in business network. In Kellenberger, Patrick (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2011 Annual SRII Global Conference, IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, San Jose, CA, pp. 47-58.

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The next-generation of service-oriented architecture (SOA) needs to scale for flexible service consumption, beyond organizational and application boundaries, into communities, ecosystems and business networks. In wider and, ultimately, global settings, new capabilities are needed so that business partners can efficiently and reliably enable, adapt and expose services. Those services can then be discovered, ordered, consumed, metered and paid for, through new applications and opportunities, driven by third-parties in the global “village”. This trend is already underway, in different ways, through different early adopter market segments. This paper proposes an architectural strategy for the provisioning and delivery of services in communities, ecosystems and business networks – a Service Delivery Framework (SDF). The SDF is intended to support multiple industries and deployments where a SOA platform is needed for collaborating partners and diverse consumers. Specifically, it is envisaged that the SDF allows providers to publish their services into network directories so that they can be repurposed, traded and consumed, and leveraging network utilities like B2B gateways and cloud hosting. To support these different facets of service delivery, the SDF extends the conventional service provider, service broker and service consumer of the Web Services Architecture to include service gateway, service hoster, service aggregator and service channel maker.

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ID Code: 49048
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: SOA, Service delivery platform, business networks, software-as-a-service
DOI: 10.1109/SRII.2011.15
ISBN: 9780769543710
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2012 22:42
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2012 22:43

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