A Life-Cycle Model for Software Service Engineering

  • Erik Wittern
  • Robin Fischer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8135)


Applying existing life-cycle models to software service engineering, we identify shortcomings: they do not focus on engineering activities, lack a clear underlying definition of software services, do not address both service roles of consumer and provider, and assume longevity and sequence of activities. We present a life-cycle model for software service engineering to tackle these shortcomings. We illustrate the model’s prescriptive use by applying it to assess software service variability and software service standardization.


Software service engineering service variability cloud standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Wittern
    • 1
  • Robin Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.eOrganization Research GroupFZI Research Center for Information TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.eOrganization Research GroupKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Germany

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