Designing Under the Influence of Speech Acts: A Strategy for Composing Enterprise Integration Solutions

  • Karthikeyan Umapathy
  • Sandeep Purao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4215)


Designing enterprise-wide integration solutions remains a difficult task. Enterprise Integration Patterns (EIP) [1] provide possible design solutions that may be used to compose enterprise-wide integration solutions. Because of the multitude of platforms on which legacy systems are implemented, these composed solutions must ensure platform-independent implementation, e.g. with web services. A promising mechanism that allows this path is conversation models [2] that may be used to implement interactions among web services that represent different legacy systems. For this translation to occur, though, EIPs must be converted into a representation that is amenable to a conversation models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karthikeyan Umapathy
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  • Sandeep Purao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Information Sciences and TechnologyPenn State University 

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