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JSW 2014 Vol.9(7): 1718-1736 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.7.1718-1736

Towards A Framework for Service-Oriented Architecture Metadata Management

Malik M. Umar1, Mohammad Alshayeb2
1SecureKey Technologies Inc. Toronto, Ontario M2P 2E9, Canada
2Information and Computer Science Department King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia


Abstract—Service-Oriented Architecture has gained considerable attention in construction of enterprise level business solutions. Although this architectural approach provides many benefits, it comes at the cost of increased complexity. This research focuses on the development of a metadata framework using semantic web technologies of XML, Resource Description Framework (RDF) and Web Ontology Language (OWL). The resultant framework is in the form of an Enterprise Services Ontology and Enterprise Services Profile. These ontologies provide the foundation that has been employed to develop a proof-of-concept Services Repository to prove that a semantic service repository can be a viable means of addressing complexity and management problems faced by enterprise scale Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations.

Index Terms—Service-Oriented Architecture, Metadata Management, Enterprise Services Ontology and Enterprise Services, acceptance criteria

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Cite: Malik M. Umar, Mohammad Alshayeb, "Towards A Framework for Service-Oriented Architecture Metadata Management," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 1718-1736, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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