An Approach to the Analysis and Evaluation of an Enterprise Service Ecosystem

Nicolas Repp, Stefan Schulte, Julian Eckert, Rainer Berbner, Ralf Steinmetz

Abstract

Currently, the implementation of service-oriented concepts is one of the main activities of many IT and business departments throughout enterprises of various industries. Service-orientation as a concept is no novelty for many enterprises - many software systems and components offering technical and business functionality do comply with service-oriented principles. Nevertheless, the analysis, evaluation, and integration of existing services are often neglected in process models describing the implementation of service-oriented concepts. This paper describes an approach to the analysis and evaluation of those existing services to become part of the enterprise service ecosystem, which we call service inventory. The service inventory is realized as a generic extension to existing systems development methodologies, which allows its integration into the already used service-oriented methodology. The service inventory approach is based on Service-oriented Architecture research, principles from systems analysis and design, as well as on auditing principles.

References

  1. Krafzig, D., Banke, K., and Slama, D.: Enterprise SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture Best Practices, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, USA, 2005.
  2. Papazoglou, M. P.: Service-Oriented Computing: Concepts, Characteristics and Directions, 4th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE 2003), IEEE, Rome, Italy, 2003, pp. 3-12.
  3. Repp, N., Berbner, R., Heckmann, O., and Steinmetz, R.: A Cross-Layer Approach to Performance Monitoring of Web Services, ECOWS 2006 Workshop on Emerging Web Services Technology, IEEE, Zurich, Switzerland, 2006: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 234, ISSN 1613-0073, http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-234/paper2.pdf.
  4. Berbner, R., Grollius, T., Repp, N., Heckmann, O., Ortner, E., and Steinmetz, R.: An approach for the Management of Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) based Application Systems, Enterprise Modeling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2005), Klagenfurt, Austria, 2005, pp. 208-221.
  5. Berbner, R., Heckmann, O., and Steinmetz, R.: An Architecture for a QoS driven composition of Web Service based Workflows, Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC 2005), Riva Del Garda, Italy, 2005.
  6. Erl, T.: Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, USA, 2005.
  7. Voß, M., Hess, A., and Humm, B.: Towards a Framework for Large Scale Quality Architecture, 2nd International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2006), Västeras, Sweden, 2006: Internal Report 2006-10, Universität Karlsruhe, ISSN 1432-7864.
  8. Ackermann, J., Brinkop, F., Conrad, S., Fettke, P., Frick, A., Glistau, E., Jaekel, H., Kotlar, O., Loos, P., Mrech, H., Ortner, E., Overhage, S., Raape, U., Sahm, S., Schmietendorf, A., Teschke, T., and Turowski, K.: Standardized Specification of Business Components, Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society), Working group 5.10.3, Augsburg, Germany, 2002: http://www.fachkomponenten.de, accessed at 2007-04-22.
  9. Whitten, J. L., Bentley, L. D., and Dittman, K.: Systems Analysis and Design Methods, 6/e, McGraw-Hill, Columbus, USA, 2004.
  10. Singh, S., and Kotze, P.: An Overview of Systems Design and Development Methodologies with Regard to the Involvement of Users and other Stakeholders, Annual Research Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists on Enablement through Technology (SAICSIT 2003), South Africa, 2003, pp. 37-47.
  11. Object Management Group - Business Process Management Initiative: BPMN 1.0, Final Adopted Specification, February 6, 2006: http://www.bpmn.org/Documents/OMG Final Adopted BPMN 1-0 Spec 06-02-01.pdf, accessed at 2007-06-07.
  12. Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards: Web Services Business Process Execution Language Version 2.0, Committee Draft, May 17, 2006: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/18714/wsbpel-specification-draftMay17.htm, accessed at 2007-06-07.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Repp N., Schulte S., Eckert J., Berbner R. and Steinmetz R. (2007). An Approach to the Analysis and Evaluation of an Enterprise Service Ecosystem . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007) ISBN 978-989-8111-08-1, pages 42-51. DOI: 10.5220/0001348300420051


in Bibtex Style

@conference{act4soc07,
author={Nicolas Repp and Stefan Schulte and Julian Eckert and Rainer Berbner and Ralf Steinmetz},
title={An Approach to the Analysis and Evaluation of an Enterprise Service Ecosystem},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007)},
year={2007},
pages={42-51},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001348300420051},
isbn={978-989-8111-08-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Architectures, Concepts and Technologies for Service Oriented Computing - Volume 1: ACT4SOC, (ICSOFT 2007)
TI - An Approach to the Analysis and Evaluation of an Enterprise Service Ecosystem
SN - 978-989-8111-08-1
AU - Repp N.
AU - Schulte S.
AU - Eckert J.
AU - Berbner R.
AU - Steinmetz R.
PY - 2007
SP - 42
EP - 51
DO - 10.5220/0001348300420051