Inputs from a Model-Based Approach Towards the Specification of Microservices Logical Architectures: An Experience Report

  • Nuno SantosEmail author
  • Helena Rodrigues
  • Nuno Ferreira
  • Ricardo J. Machado
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11915)


Adopting microservices architectures (MSA) in software projects include specific concerns on design, development and deployment. Projects often struggle for taking decisions for properly bound the microservices, partition databases, address communication and messaging, among others. Proposing a model-driven approach allows abstracting microservices behavior from the business domain. However, there is still lack of modeling methods supporting architecture design alignment with business requirements that cover microservices principles. In this paper, microservices logical architectures are derived from functional requirements, which are modeled in SoaML diagrams. This paper discusses design, data management, inter-service communication and automatization based on the derived architecture diagram.


Microservices Modeling Design Data management Inter-service communication Automatization UML SoaML 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CCG/ZGDV InstituteGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.ALGORITMI Center, School of EngineeringMinho UniversityGuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.i2S Insurance Knowledge S.A.PortoPortugal

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