Towards the Next Generation of Service-Based Systems: The S-Cube Research Framework

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5565)


Research challenges for the next generation of service-based systems often cut across the functional layers of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Providing solutions to those challenges requires coordinated research efforts from various disciplines, including service engineering, service composition, software engineering, business process management, and service infrastructure. The FP7 Network of Excellence on Software Services and Systems (S-Cube) performs cross-discipline research to develop solutions for those challenges. Research in S-Cube is organised around the S-Cube research framework, which we briefly introduce in this paper. Moreover, we outline the envisioned types of interactions between the key elements of the S-Cube research framework, which facilitate the specification and design as well as the operation and adaptation of future service-based systems.


Service-based Systems Service Oriented Architecture Service Engineering Software Services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Software Systems EngineeringUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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