Managing SOA Through Business Services – A Business-Oriented Approach to Service-Oriented Architectures

  • Dirk Werth
  • Katrina Leyking
  • Florian Dreifus
  • Jörg Ziemann
  • Andreas Martin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4652)


The idea of more flexible, modular system structures thanks to web service interfaces feed expectations towards a novel degree of business agility. However, the challenge of the information system community consists in developing methods and techniques to vest service-orientation with business concepts that deploy a SOA according to organizational requirements. This paper tackles this challenge by introducing Business Service Management as an interdisciplinary discipline for business-driven deployment of SOA. It approaches this ambitious objective by utilizing business processes as semi-formalized representations of an enterprise’s characteristics and requirements towards IT.


Business Process Business process management Business Services Service-oriented Architectures Web Services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Werth
    • 1
  • Katrina Leyking
    • 1
  • Florian Dreifus
    • 1
  • Jörg Ziemann
    • 1
  • Andreas Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information Systems (IWi), at the German Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, Geb. D3 2, 66123 SaarbrückenGermany

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