Quality-driven business policy specification and refinement for service-oriented systems

Tan Phan, Jun Han, Jean-Guy Schneider, Kirk Wilson

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Enterprise software systems play an essential role in an organization's business operation. Many business rules and regulations governing an organization's operation can be translated into quality requirements of the relevant software systems, such as security, availability, and manageability. For systems implemented using Web Services, the specification and management of these qualities in the form of Web Service policies are often complicated and difficult to be aligned with the initial business requirements. In this paper, we introduce the Hope (High-Level Objective-based Policy for Enterprises) framework that supports, in a systematic manner, the specification of quality-oriented policies at the business level and their refinement into policies at the system/service level. Quality-oriented business requirements are expressed in Hope as quality objectives applied to business entities and further refined or translated into system-level WS-Policy statements. The refinement relies on an application-specific business entity model and application-independent domain quality models. We demonstrate the approach with a case study involving policy specification and refinement in the security domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2008 - 6th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)3540896473, 9783540896470
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Service Oriented Computing 2008 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20085 Dec 2008
Conference number: 6th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-540-89652-4 (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5364 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Service Oriented Computing 2008
Abbreviated titleICSOC 2008
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