Towards SOA implementation complexity measurement enlightened by organization theory

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Pages12-15
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title11th International Conference on Product Focused Software Development and Process Improvement, PROFES 2010
PlaceIreland
CityLimerick
Period21 - 23 June 2010

Abstract

When implementing information infrastructures to support business, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) based systems are inevitably more complex than traditional architecture based systems. Therefore, it is essential to measure the implementation complexity to avoid development that is unworthy of adopting SOA. However, there is little work that covers the SOA implementation complexity measurement with comprehensive analysis. By adopting existing work related to organizational complexity, this paper proposes a framework for comprehending and measuring the organizational complexity of SOA implementation, which comprises four dimensions: Structure, Environment, Business and Resource. Along each dimension, some SOA-compatible metrics have been extracted from the corresponding research on organizational complexity. More importantly, this proposed framework can be used for future work in proposing metrics for integrally and quantitatively calculating the complexity of implementing SOA. © 2010 ACM.

Research Area(s)

  • measurement, organization theory, organizational complexity, service-oriented architecture (SOA), SOA implementation complexity

Citation Format(s)

Towards SOA implementation complexity measurement enlightened by organization theory. / Li, Zheng; O'Brien, Liam; Zhang, He; Keung, Jacky.

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2010. p. 12-15.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)