Using SOA Governance Design Methodologies to Augment Enterprise Service Descriptions

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Marcus Roy, Basem Suleiman, Dennis Schmidt, Ingo Weber, Boualem Benatallah
23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'11), pages 566-581

In large-scale SOA development projects, organizations utilize Enterprise Services to implement new composite applications. Such Enterprise Services are commonly developed based on service design methodologies of a SOA Governance process to feasibly deal with a large set of Enterprise Services. However, this usually reduces their understandability and affects the discovery by potential service consumers. In this paper, we first present a way to derive concepts and their relationships from such a service design methodology. Second, we automatically annotate Enterprise Services with these concepts that can be used to facilitate the discovery of Enterprise Services. Based on our prototypical implementation, we evaluated the approach on a set of real Enterprise Service operations provided by SAP. Our evaluation shows a high degree of annotation completeness, accuracy and correctness.

keywordsSOA governance, annotation, enterprise services