Presentation on theme: "Aligning Business and IT Models in Service-Oriented Architectures using BPMN and SoaML Brian Elvesæter, Dima Panfilenko, Sven Jacobi & Christian Hahn MDI2010."— Presentation transcript:
Aligning Business and IT Models in Service-Oriented Architectures using BPMN and SoaML Brian Elvesæter, Dima Panfilenko, Sven Jacobi & Christian Hahn MDI2010 Workshop 5th October 2010, Oslo, Norway
2 Presentation outline SHAPE Solution Overview SoaML BPMN to SoaML Mapping Rules Tool Support Illustrative Example Conclusions and Future Work
3 SHAPE Solution Overview Solution centred around SoaML –Metamodel for describing service-oriented landscapes SoaML is extended with metamodels for ShaML –Semantically-enabled Heterogeneous Architecture Modelling Language –other technology platforms –advanced service engineering techniques Tool support provides –integrated tool suite that supports the modelling –encompasses the necessary model transformations –methodology framework that provides role-specific guided procedures
4 SoaML Service oriented architecture Modeling Language (SoaML) –Extensions to UML2.1 to support service concepts. –SoaML focuses on the basic service modelling concepts. –A foundation for further extensions both related to integration with other OMG metamodels like BPMN 2.0, SBVR, OSM, ODM and others. Website: –http://www.soaml.orghttp://www.soaml.org Capabilities: –identifying services –specifying services –defining service consumers and providers –policies for using and providing services. –defining classification schemes –defining service and service usage requirements and linking them to related OMG metamodels, such as the BMM and BPMN 2.0.
5 Business Perspective on SOA IT Perspective on SOA Business Goals Business Processes and Participants Capabilities Interfaces and Messages Services Architecture Components and Ports Business and IT alignment Service Contracts Service Interfaces Service Choreographies SoaML – Business and IT
6 BPMN to SoaML – Mapping Rules  Mapping Rule 0: Process to Services Architecture Mapping Rule 1: Task to UML Action Mapping Rule 2: Sub-Process to Services Architecture Mapping Rule 3: Pool to Participant (Community-level) Mapping Rule 4: Lane to Participant (Participant-level) Mapping Rule 5: Message Begin to Service Mapping Rule 6: Message End to Request Mapping Rule 7: Process fragment (pattern) to Service Contract The services architecture is aligned with the business process, and the participants and service contracts can be derived from the pools or lanes and activities in the business processes respectively.
7 Mapping Rules [1-2] Mapping Rule 1: Task to UML Actions BPMN: task providing a useful output for the participants SoaML: abstract interface for the job Mapping Rule 2: Sub-Process to Services Architecture BPMN: more complex process than a simple task SoaML: details the roles and tasks of the sub-process
8 Mapping Rules [3-4] Mapping Rule 3: Pool to Participant (Community-level) BPMN: a business entity or a participant of a process SoaML: role in a community- level services architecture Mapping Rule 4: Lane to Participant (Participant-level) BPMN: a participant or a department hierarchy SoaML: role in a participant- level services architecture
9 Mapping Rules [5-6] Mapping Rule 5: Message Begin to Service BPMN: starting end of the data channel between two participants SoaML: services provision for other participants Mapping Rule 6: Message End to Request BPMN: other end of the communication channel SoaML: reflexion of the data channel target in the service consumption
10 Mapping Rules  Mapping Rule 7: Process fragment (pattern) to Service Contract BPMN: identification of process fragments providing and consuming services SoaML: service specification for definition of roles of each participant
17 Conclusions and Future Work Conclusions –overview of the SoaML modelling language –application for describing both a business and IT perspective on SOA –set of model transformation rules for mapping BPMN onto SoaML –testing in industrial use cases in the SHAPE project with the objective of aligning business and IT models Future Work –identification and description of additional patterns and guidelines for mapping to service contracts –mapping rules definition update and alignment with the ongoing SoaML and BPMN 2.0 specification –provision of better tool support for multi-tier service contracts –investigation of a bottom-up approach for transformations
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