4SRS-SoaML Method for Deriving a Service-Oriented Architecture From Use Cases Within a SPEM Approach

4SRS-SoaML Method for Deriving a Service-Oriented Architecture From Use Cases Within a SPEM Approach

Carlos Salgado (Universidade do Minho, Portugal), Ricardo J. Machado (Universidade do Minho, Portugal) and Rita S. P. Maciel (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5522-3.ch006

Abstract

The transformation of requirements specification into an architectural design has been a crucial endeavor for the information systems analysis and design community, with ever-new challenges to tackle. Despite the wide and diverse existing proposals, the lack of a common structure and use of different strategies makes it close to impossible to analyze or compare these approaches. Therefore, the use of model-based methods benefits from a detailed specification in order to support their analysis and evolution, also in comparison to other approaches. Following work on the derivation of a logical architecture from business-process use-cases requirements in a service-oriented approach, the authors propose a detailed specification, within a SPEM approach, of a transformation method, which they further analyze and refurbish in order to meet current and future challenges.
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Background

This section presents some background research on the topics supporting this work, namely on the evolution of the diverse approaches surrounding the 4SRS method for the transformation between requirements and architecture, and also on the relevance of service-oriented architectures for the development of business aligned solutions. The section closes with a quick glance on the importance of using standard, model-based approaches, for the development of artifacts in information systems.

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