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Method and System for Automated Discovery of Cross-Functional Area Services

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199694D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

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Abstract

A method and system for automated discovery of cross-functional area services is disclosed for reducing the complexity and duration required to identify services from cross-functional area invocations.

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Method and System for Automated Discovery of Cross -Functional Area Services

Disclosed is a method and system for automated discovery of cross-functional area services.

Identifying the right services to expose is essential for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) projects. Activities in a business process that are invoked across functional area or Business Component boundaries are good candidates for service exposure. A typical SOA project has a large number of business processes. Analyzing the cross-functional area invocations from business processes and manually identifying them as services is a very cumbersome process.

The figure illustrates a flow chart of the method for automated discovery of cross-functional area services. The proposed method and system includes automatically navigating through business process flows and identifying services from cross-functional area invocations. Further, the method and system verifies functional area of a current parent process element and child process elements for every process element. If the functional area of the current parent process element and that of the child process elements are not the same, then the child process elements are marked. Marking the child process elements indicates that the child process elements belong to different functional areas and can be potential candidates for service exposure.

On verification, if the functional area of the current parent process element and that of the child process elem...