Model-Driven Development of Composite Applications

  • Susanne Patig
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 8)


In service-oriented architectures, composite applications (CA) are created by assembling existing software services. Model-driven development does not implement a CA directly, but starts from models that describe the services and their interactions (and map to source code). This article classifies existing approaches for the model-driven development of CAs. Based on a small example it is demonstrated that current approaches do not support the development of CAs where the order of service calls is not constrained and depends on user input. To solve this problem, a new approach for the compo-sition of web services is presented, which combines the Service Component Architecture (SCA) and state transition models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Patig
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  1. 1.University of Bern, IWIBernSwitzerland

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