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Evolvable and Machine-Actionable Modular Reports for Service-Oriented Architecture

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Independent and preferably atomic services sending messages to each other are a significant approach of Separations of Concerns principle application. There are already standardised formats and protocols that enable easy implementation. In this paper, we go deeper and introduce evolvable and machine-actionable reports that can be sent between services. It is not just a way of encoding reports and composing them together; it allows linking semantics using technologies from semantic web and ontology engineering, mainly JSON-LD and We demonstrate our design on the Data Stewardship Wizard project where reports from evaluations are crucial functionality, but thanks to its versatility and extensibility, it can be used in any message-oriented software system or subsystem.


  • Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Reports
  • Messaging
  • Machine-actionability
  • Evolvability

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This research was supported by the grant of Czech Technical University in Prague No. SGS17/211/OHK3/3T/18. The work on the Data Stewardship Wizard is partially funded by IOCB of the CAS and ELIXIR infrastructure.

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Suchánek, M., Slifka, J. (2019). Evolvable and Machine-Actionable Modular Reports for Service-Oriented Architecture. In: Pergl, R., Babkin, E., Lock, R., Malyzhenkov, P., Merunka, V. (eds) Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation. EOMAS 2019. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 366. Springer, Cham.

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