Extracting and facilitating architectures in service-oriented software systems

G. Buchgeher, R. Weinreich, C. Miesbauer, T. Kriechbaum. Extracting and facilitating architectures in service-oriented software systems. pages 81-90, 8, 2012.

  • Georg Buchgeher
  • Rainer Weinreich
  • Cornelia Miesbauer
  • Thomas Kriechbaum
BuchProceedings of the 2012 Joint 10th Working Conference on Software Architectures & 6th European Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA/ECSA 2012)
TypIn Konferenzband
VerlagIEEE Computer Society

In enterprises using service-oriented architecture (SOA) architectural information is used for various activities including analysis, design, governance, and quality assurance. Architectural information is created, stored and maintained in various locations like enterprise architecture management tools, design tools, text documents, and service registries/repositories. Capturing and maintaining this information manually is time-intensive, expensive and error-prone. To address this problem we present an approach for automatically extracting architectural information from an actual SOA implementation. The extracted information represents the currently implemented architecture and can be used as the basis for quality assurance tasks and, through synchronization, for keeping architectural information consistent in various other tools and locations. The presented approach has been developed for a SOA in the banking domain. Aside from presenting the main drivers for the approach and the approach itself,