A Conceptual Framework for Service Modelling

Dick Quartel, Maarten W.A. Steen, S. Pokraev, Marten J. van Sinderen

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    This paper presents a conceptual framework for service modelling. This framework provides a conceptual basis for the modelling and reasoning about services, and the operations, such as composition and discovery, that are performed on them at design and run-time. In particular, the framework should facilitate the use of different service description languages tailored to different service aspects, such as the behaviour of a service and the information it manipulates, or design tasks, such as modelling, analysis and implementation. The idea is that models produced by these languages can be mapped onto a single, common conceptual framework, thereby facilitating one to relate these models, e.g., to verify consistency or conformance. Therefore, a requirement on the framework is to capture all elementary and generic service properties that are relevant during the service development process. We capture these properties by analysing existing service definitions and from earlier experience.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings Tenth IEEE International EDOC Enterprise Computing Conference
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-2558-7
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
    Event10th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2006 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Duration: 16 Oct 200620 Oct 2006
    Conference number: 10

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference10th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2006
    Abbreviated titleEDOC
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    CityHong Kong


    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-9408
    • IR-66978
    • METIS-237982

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