A Conceptual Framework for the Governance of Service-Oriented Architectures

  • Jan Bernhardt
  • Detlef Seese
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5472)


With the widespread adoption of service-oriented architecture (SOA) as the leading paradigm for the development of business applications, the need for adequate governance mechanisms to keep control of the increasing complexity inherently introduced by SOA arises. However, current approaches to SOA governance are often limited to either design time or runtime aspects of SOA governance, despite the need for adequate governance mechanisms covering the complete SOA lifecycle. Furthermore, no common understanding of SOA governance exists today, as many solution vendors misleadingly label SOA management products as solutions for SOA governance.

This work presents a reference model for SOA governance that is based on the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture. It aims at establishing a common understanding of SOA governance and is intended to serve as a basis for comparing and developing concrete SOA governance solutions.


Reference Model Service Orient Architecture Service Description Service Design Governance Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Bernhardt
    • 1
  • Detlef Seese
    • 2
  1. 1.SAP AGWalldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institute AIFBUniversity of KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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