International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing

ICSOC 2014: Service-Oriented Computing pp 184-198 | Cite as

Architecture-Centric Design of Complex Message-Based Service Systems

  • Christoph Dorn
  • Philipp Waibel
  • Schahram Dustdar
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8831)

Abstract

Complex, message-based service systems discourage central execution control, require extremely loose coupling, have to cope with unpredictable availability of individual (composite) services, and may experience a dynamically changing number of service instances. At the topmost level, the architecture of such a complex system often follows a messaging style most naturally. A major problem during the design of these systems is achieving an overall consistent configuration (i.e, ensuring intended message routing across producers, consumers, and brokers). While orchestration or choreography-based approaches support the design of individual composite services along a workflow-centric paradigm, they are an awkward fit for specifying a message-centric architecture. In this paper, we present an architecture-centric approach to designing complex service systems. Specifically we propose modeling the system’s high-level architecture with an architecture description language (ADL). The ADL captures the message-centric configuration which subsequently allows for consistency checking. An architecture-to-configuration transformation ensures that the individual deployed services follow the architecture without having to rely on a central coordinator at runtime. Utilizing our provided tool support, we demonstrate the successful application of our methodology on a real world service system.

Keywords

Decentralized Composite Services Architecture Description Language Consistency Checking Message-based Style 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Dorn
    • 1
  • Philipp Waibel
    • 1
  • Schahram Dustdar
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems GroupVienna University of TechnologyAustria

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