Model-Driven Web Service Development

Model-Driven Web Service Development

Roy Gronmo (SINTEF, Norway), David Skogan (SINTEF, Norway), Ida Solheim (SINTEF, Norway) and Jon Oldevik (SINTEF, Norway)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/jwsr.2004100101


Web service technologies are becoming increasingly important for integrating systems and services. There is much activity and interest around standardization and usage of Web service technologies. Contemporary Web services are described in the Web Service Description Language (WSDL). However, WSDL documents can be difficult to understand for service developers. This article recommends a model-driven process for Web service development combining the graphical modeling language UML with WSDL. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is developed by Object Management Group. In the proposed process, Web service descriptions (in WDSL) are converted to UML; their UML models are integrated to form composite Web services; and then the new Web service descriptions are exported. The main contribution of this article is a “pure UML” modeling strategy supported by implementation of two-way conversion rules between the UML models and the WSDL documents.

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