A conceptual framework for unified and comprehensive SOA management

Ingo Mueller, Jun Han, Jean Guy Schneider, Steve Versteeg

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Business requirements, such as regulations and laws, corporate policies, quality of service aspects, etc. affect the management of enterprise-scale SOA systems during different life-cycle stages. Such requirements also induce interdependencies across different elements and aspects of an SOA system. Therefore, a systematic approach to SOA management must be in place in order to effectively govern the development and execution of automated business processes throughout the entire SOA life-cycle in compliance with business requirements. Until now, industry and research have focused on specific management aspects rather than unified and comprehensive solutions. This paper addresses this issue by proposing a conceptual framework for SOA management that combines a micro-kernel/plug-in architecture with the concept of management workflows. The micro-kernel incorporates a unified registry/repository model, facilitating the extension of specific management capabilities with plug-ins. Management workflows compose the capabilities of multiple plug-ins into comprehensive management processes that can be linked to events in different places in an SOA system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2008 Workshops - ICSOC 2008 International Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2008 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20081 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume5472 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2008
CitySydney, NSW

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