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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-019-02-0233


Domain-Oriented Customization of Service Platforms: Combining Product Line Engineering and Service-Oriented Computing

Klaus Schmid (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Holger Eichelberger (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Christian Kröher (University of Hildesheim, Germany)

Abstract: Service-Oriented Computing (SoC) has been established as an important paradigm over the last decade. A particularly important part in a service-oriented solution is the service-oriented platform. This provides an environment and infrastructure for a number of service-oriented applications. An important challenge in complex application areas is the need to customize these platforms to the demands of a specific context. Product line technologies can support this by providing the concept of variability management to SoC. In this paper, we will provide a reference model for (domain-specific) service platforms and describe different approaches that provide customization possibilities in a service platform context. The complexity of handling the customization of large-scale service platforms in an integrated manner will be addressed by introducing the concept of production strategies for variability implementation techniques.

Keywords: customization, domain-oriented, platform, service, software product line, variability

Categories: D.2.13, D.2.3