Closing the business-application gap in SOA

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    Adequately resolving the business-software gap in the context of SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) appears to be a non-trivial task, mainly because of the dual essence of the service concept: (i) services are inevitably business-restricted because they operate in real-life environments; (ii) services are also technology-restricted because the software components realizing them have to obey the restrictions of their complex technology-driven environments. Hence, the existence of these two restriction directions makes the (SOA-driven) business-software alignment challenging – here current business-software mapping mechanisms can only play a limited role. With regard to this, the contribution of the current paper is twofold: 1. it analyzes SOA and its actual challenges, from a business-software-alignment perspective, deriving essential SOA application desirable properties; 2. it proposes software services specification directions, particularly concerning the (SOA-driven) business-software mapping. This contribution is expected to be useful in current software development.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2007
    EditorsJ. Filipe, M. Helfert, Boris Shishkov
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherINSTICC PRESS
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8111-05-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2007 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 22 Jul 200725 Jul 2007
    Conference number: 2

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    PublisherINSTICC Press


    Conference2nd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2007
    Abbreviated titleICSOFT
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    • SCS-Services
    • Business-software alignment
    • Service-Oriented Architecture - SOA
    • IR-64265
    • EWI-10828
    • METIS-241817
    • Software services

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