SOA-Driven Business-Software Alignment

Boris Shishkov, Marten J. van Sinderen, Dick Quartel

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    The alignment of business processes and their supporting application software is a major concern during the initial software design phases. This paper proposes a design approach addressing this problem of business-software alignment. The approach takes an initial business model as a basis in deriving refined models that target a service-oriented software implementation. The approach explicitly identifies a software modeling level at which software modules are represented as services in a technology-platform-independent way. This model-driven service-oriented approach has the following properties: (i) there is a forced alignment (consistency) between business processes and supporting applications; (ii) changes in the business environment can be traced to the application and vice versa, via model relationships; (iii) the software modules modeled as services have a high degree of autonomy; (iv) migration to new technology platforms can be supported through the platform independent software model.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering
    EditorsW. Tsai, J. Chung, M. Younas
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2645-4
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2006

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    PublisherIEEE Press


    • METIS-238230
    • SCS-Services
    • IR-57708
    • EWI-7547

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    Shishkov, B., van Sinderen, M. J., & Quartel, D. (2006). SOA-Driven Business-Software Alignment. In W. Tsai, J. Chung, & M. Younas (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (pp. 86-94). Los Alamitos: IEEE.