Mapping SOA Artefacts onto an Enterprise Reference Architecture Framework
Currently, there is still no common agreement on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) definition, or the types and meaning of the artefacts involved in the creation and maintenance of an SOA. Furthermore, the SOA image shift from an infrastructure solution to a business-wide change project may have promoted a perception that SOA is a parallel initiative, a competitor and perhaps a successor of Enterprise Architecture (EA). This paper attempts to map several typical SOA artefacts onto an enterprise reference framework commonly used in EA. This is done in order to show that the EA framework can express and structure most of the SOA artefacts and therefore, a framework for SOA could in fact be derived from an EA framework with the ensuing SOA-EA integration benefits.
Information System Development: Towards a Service Provision Society (Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD 2008))
Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
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