Business-SoaML: Service Identification and Specification from a Business Perspective

  • Tiancheng Chang
  • Arne Jørgen Berre
  • Cyril Carrez
  • Brian Elvesæter
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings of the I-ESA Conferences book series (IESACONF, volume 5)


The identification and specification of services from a business perspective is an important baseline to drive the specification and realization of IT services. The SoaML specification supports modelling services from both a business and an IT perspective. However, being based on a UML profile, SoaML is not typically used by business modellers (strategists, analysts and architects) or supported in business modelling tools. We propose Business-SoaML, a light-weight domain-specific language (DSL) that captures the key concepts of SoaML relevant to business modellers. Business-SoaML is aligned with the emerging Value Delivery Modeling Language (VDML) specification.


Service oriented architecture Service identification Service specification SoaML VDML 



This work is partly funded by the EU project NEFFICS (FP7-ICT-216408) and CSI – Center for Service Innovation, related also to our work in previous European research projects and in the context of the OMG SoaML and VDML communities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiancheng Chang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Arne Jørgen Berre
    • 4
  • Cyril Carrez
    • 4
  • Brian Elvesæter
    • 4
  1. 1.University of BordeauxBordeaux IFrance
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina
  3. 3.University of StavangerStavangerNorway
  4. 4.SINTEF ICTOsloNorway

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