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Design and Implementation of a Remote Care Application Based on Microservice Architecture

  • Philip Nils Wizenty
  • Florian Rademacher
  • Jonas Sorgalla
  • Sabine Sachweh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11176)

Abstract

Microservice Architecture (MSA) is an architectural style for service-based software systems. MSA puts a strong emphasis on high cohesion and loose coupling of the services that provide systems’ functionalities. As a result of this, MSA-based software architectures exhibit increased scalability and extensibility, and facilitate the application of continuous integration techniques. This paper presents a case study of an MSA-based Remote Care Application (RCA) that allows caregivers to remotely access smart home devices. The goal of the RCA is to assist persons being cared in Activities of Daily Living. Employing MSA for the realization of the RCA yielded several lessons learned, e.g., (i) direct transferability of domain models based on Domain-driven Design; (ii) more efficient integration of features; (iii) speedup of feature delivery due to MSA facilitating automated deployment.

Keywords

Microservice Architecture Smart home Remote Care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund, Institute for the Digital Transformation of Application and Living DomainsDortmundGermany

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