Use of models and modelling techniques for service development.

Luis Ferreira Pires, Marten J. van Sinderen, Cléver Guareis de farias, João Andrade Almeida

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    E-applications are increasingly being composed from individual services that can be realized with different technologies, such as, e.g., Web Services and standard component technologies. A current trend in the development of these services is to describe their technology-independent and technology-specific aspects in separate models. A prominent development that leads this trend is the Model-Driven Architecture (MDA). An important feature of the MDA approach is the explicit identification of Platform-Independent Models (PIMs) and the flexibility to implement them on different platforms via Platform-Specific Models (PSMs), possibly through (automated) model transformations. A platform can be any technology that supports the execution of these models, either directly or after translation to code in a programming language. This paper aims at identifying the benefits of the MDA approach in the development of services for e-applications. The paper presents a short introduction to MDA, in the context of service development, and an overview of the modelling capabilities of the Unified Modelling Language (UML), one of MDA’s main modelling languages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDigital Communities in a Networked Society
    Subtitle of host publicatione-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
    EditorsManuel J. Mendes, Reima Suomi, Carlos Passos
    Place of PublicationBoston, MA
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-7907-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-7795-1
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2004
    EventInternational Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society 2003 - São Paulo, Brazil
    Duration: 21 Sep 200324 Sep 2003

    Publication series

    NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing


    ConferenceInternational Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society 2003
    Abbreviated titleI3E 2003
    CitySão Paulo


    • Service-oriented development
    • Model Driven Architecture
    • Unified Modeling Language (UML)


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