Toward a Methodological Knowledge for Service-Oriented Development Based on OPEN Meta-Model

  • Mahdi Fahmideh
  • Fereidoon Shams
  • Pooyan Jamshidi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 181)


Situational method engineering uses a repository of reusable method fragments that are derived from existing software development methodologies and industrial best practices to simplify the construction of any project-specific software development methodology aligned with specific characteristics of a project at hand. In this respect, OPEN is a well-established, standardized and popular approach for situational method engineering. It has a large repository of reusable method fragments called OPF that method engineers can select and assemble them according to the requirements of a project to construct a new project-specific software development methodology. In this position paper, we present the basic concepts and foundations of OPEN and argue for an urgent need for new extensions to OPEN and its repository in support of service-oriented software development practices.


OPEN Process Framework OPF Repository OPEN Meta-Model Situational Method Engineering Method Fragments Service-Oriented Software Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahdi Fahmideh
    • 1
  • Fereidoon Shams
    • 1
  • Pooyan Jamshidi
    • 2
  1. 1.Automated Software Engineering Research GroupECE Faculty, SB University GCTehranIran
  2. 2.Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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