JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE (JSW)
ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 4    Issue : 3    Date : May 2009

Model-driven Connector Development for Service-based Information System Architectures
Claus Pahl and Yaoling Zhu
Page(s): 199-209
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Abstract
The question whether services can provide a solution for software integration and interoperability
problems has been debated. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) now seems to become the most
widely used software integration framework. Web services provide the predominant platform for the
integration of information systems. A model-driven solution for the development of connectors for
information system architectures shall be presented. While most model-driven approaches focus
on software components, we investigate system integration through a model-driven connector
development approach for the context of service-oriented architectures. Maintainability and
automation requirements are discussed in relation to integration and architecture aspects.

Index Terms
service-oriented architecture, information integration, model-driven development, software
architecture, semantic data modelling, connectors, mediated architecture, declarative data
transformation