A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods

Abelneh Y. Teka, Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Brahmananda Sapkota

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Abstract

[Context and Motivation] As a result of recent trends in enhancing Service Oriented Requirement Engineering activities, a number of service description methods have been proposed for describing services. The availability of different service description methods can give developers a range of options to choose from so that they can have an appropriate description method that fits best their services. [Question/problem] But there is neither holistic information on service description methods nor a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each service description method. The aim of this paper is to identify problems of service descriptions that have been researched so far, and the techniques or methods available to tackle these problems. [Principle ideas/results] Thus, to gather this relevant information available in the literature, a systematic review was conducted. A total of 191 articles were examined, of which 24 articles focus on service description related concepts. The results show that, despite the recent efforts in describing the nonfunctional requirements of services through approaches like semantic annotations and policy attachments, there is still a lot to do in enhancing the description of quality aspects of services. Furthermore, this study reveals that a negligible effort is given to the description of consumer oriented services. [Contribution] This paper identifies and analyzes the current service description methods that exist in the literature and explains the pros and cons inherent to these methods.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012
EditorsBjörn Regnell, Daniela Damian
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer
Pages239-255
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-28713-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Event18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 2012 - ATLANTIC Congress Hotel, Essen, Germany
Duration: 19 Mar 201222 Mar 2012
Conference number: 18
https://refsq.org/2012/

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume7195
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 2012
Abbreviated titleREFSQ 2012
CountryGermany
CityEssen
Period19/03/1222/03/12
Internet address

Keywords

  • METIS-286302
  • IR-80022
  • CR-D.2
  • Service description
  • EWI-21711
  • service oriented requirements engineering
  • systematic literature review
  • CR-A

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Teka, A. Y., Condori-Fernandez, N., & Sapkota, B. (2012). A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods. In B. Regnell, & D. Damian (Eds.), 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012 (pp. 239-255). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7195). London: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28714-5_22
Teka, Abelneh Y. ; Condori-Fernandez, Nelly ; Sapkota, Brahmananda. / A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods. 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012. editor / Björn Regnell ; Daniela Damian. London : Springer, 2012. pp. 239-255 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Teka, AY, Condori-Fernandez, N & Sapkota, B 2012, A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods. in B Regnell & D Damian (eds), 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7195, Springer, London, pp. 239-255, 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality 2012, Essen, Germany, 19/03/12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28714-5_22

A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods. / Teka, Abelneh Y.; Condori-Fernandez, Nelly; Sapkota, Brahmananda.

18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012. ed. / Björn Regnell; Daniela Damian. London : Springer, 2012. p. 239-255 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7195).

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Teka AY, Condori-Fernandez N, Sapkota B. A Systematic Literature Review on Service Description Methods. In Regnell B, Damian D, editors, 18th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality, REFSQ 2012. London: Springer. 2012. p. 239-255. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28714-5_22