Managing the evolution of service specifications

V. Andrikopoulos, S. Benbernou, M. Papazoglou

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    Abstract

    The ability to cope with multiple competing stakeholders, fluid requirements, emergent behavior, and susceptibility to external pressures that can cause changes across an entire organization, coupled with the ability to support service diversification, is a key to an enterprise’s competitiveness. Web services equip enterprises with the potential to react to change by addressing two interrelated sets of requirements: the ability to accommodate service changes that demand rapid response and to support service variation according to customers’ needs and requirements. In this paper we introduce the concept of service evolution management, which provides an understanding of change impact, service changes control, tracking and auditing of service versions, and status accounting. To achieve this, we develop a formal model and theory for service evolution that allows multiple active service versions to be created consistently and co-exist, while executing schema changes effectively.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2008)
    EditorsM. Leonard, Z. Bellahsene
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages359-374
    Volume5074
    ISBN (Print)9783540695332
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume5074

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