A Meta-architecture for Service-oriented Systems and Applications

Leszek Maciaszek, Tomasz Skalniak, Grzegorz Biziel


The paper proposes a new meta-architecture as a reference model for developing service-oriented systems and applications. The seven-layer meta-architecture is called STCBMER (Smart Client - Template - Bean - Controller - Mediator - Entity - Resource). The purpose of it is to reduce software complexity and ensure the quality of adaptability defined as the degree to which an information system or application is difficult to understand, maintain and evolve. The main difficulty stems from complex interactions (dependencies) between system elements. The dependencies can be minimized if the system under development adheres to the architectural design and can be verified by analysing the implementation code. The paper reinforces the proposition that an architectural intent for adaptive complex systems requires some sort of hierarchical layered structure (according to the holon abstraction as an approach to restraining software complexity).


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Maciaszek L., Skalniak T. and Biziel G. (2014). A Meta-architecture for Service-oriented Systems and Applications . In Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD, ISBN 978-989-758-032-1, pages 20-28. DOI: 10.5220/0005423900200028

in Bibtex Style

author={Leszek Maciaszek and Tomasz Skalniak and Grzegorz Biziel},
title={A Meta-architecture for Service-oriented Systems and Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design - Volume 1: BMSD,
TI - A Meta-architecture for Service-oriented Systems and Applications
SN - 978-989-758-032-1
AU - Maciaszek L.
AU - Skalniak T.
AU - Biziel G.
PY - 2014
SP - 20
EP - 28
DO - 10.5220/0005423900200028