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SEF-SCC: Software Engineering Framework for Service and Cloud Computing

  • Muthu RamachandranEmail author


Service computing and cloud computing have emerged to address the need for more flexible and cost-efficient computing systems where software is delivered as a service. To make this more resilient and reliable, we need to adopt software engineering (SE) principles and best practices that have existed for the last 40 years or so. Therefore, this chapter proposes a Software Engineering Framework for Service and Cloud Computing (SEF-SCC) to address the need for a systematic approach to design and develop robust, resilient, and reusable services. This chapter presents SEF-SCC methods, techniques, and a systematic engineering process supporting the development of service-oriented software systems and software as a service paradigms. SEF-SCC has been successfully validated for the past 10 years based on a large-scale case study on British Energy Power and Energy Trading (BEPET). Ideas and concepts suggested in this chapter are equally applicable to all distributed computing environments including Fog and Edge Computing paradigms.


Software engineering frameworks Cloud computing Fog computing Cloud software engineering Service-oriented architecture SOA Service computing Reference architecture Component-based software engineering Business process development Business process modelling QoS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing, Creative Technologies, and EngineeringLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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