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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a conceptual architecture that was proposed for supporting service-oriented computing. To obtain a successful design and development of service-oriented software, an architectural view model to represent and document various aspects of service-oriented software based on the SOA conceptual template is required. Various architectural view models have been proposed to support the design and development of objectoriented and component-based software, e.g., the 4+1 view model and Soni's architecture. However, research and academic literature on architectural approaches for service-oriented software are still scarce. We propose a practical and simple architectural view model focused on the design and development of service-oriented software called BCD, which consists of a Business analysis view, a service Composition view, and a service Design view. Using the BCD architectural view model, stakeholders in service-oriented software design and development can reduce development, communication, and maintenance costs, and improve product quality. Our view can also improve the efficiency of the design and development of service-oriented software by providing defined templates.
Date of Conference: 21-23 Oct. 2008