A new OASIS Reference Architecture for SOA builds on the concepts and relationships defined in the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture and follows the recommended practice of describing an architecture in terms of models, views, and viewpoints. While it remains abstract in nature, it describes one possible template upon which an SOA concrete architecture can be built.
Various members of the OMG, OASIS and Open Group efforts around SOA standardization have gotten together to produce a new white paper that attempts to steer you through the range of specifications and working groups. It is deliberately implementation agnostic, staying clear of Web Services, JBI and other approaches.
OMG released a draft of SoaML, a specification for the UML Profile and Metamodel for Services. SoaML (Modeling Language) is a standard extension to UML 2 that is meant to facilitate services modeling.
Last month, OASIS published a committee draft of Reference Ontology for Semantic Service Oriented Architectures - an abstract framework for understanding significant entities and relationships between them within a Semantically-enabled Service-Oriented environment.
Jack Greenfield gave a presentation at the last PDC on the architecture of Multi-Enterprise Business Applications. He sees MEBAs as being applicable to a large number of industries and processes. In the presentation he introduced a MEBA model-driven framework that his team has set out to build.
In a new article, SOA architect Michael Poulin explains the necessity for SOA governance to ensure an SOA initiative's success, and explains the role the OASIS SOA Reference Model and the accompanying SOA Reference Architecture assign to SOA Governance. Michael observes SOA governance specifics from the enterprise perspective and illustrates them with several examples of SOA Governance policies.
The SOA Working Group contributed to the Open Group a draft version of SOA Ontology 2.0. The standard defines a formal ontology for Service Oriented Architecture. The ontology is written in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and contains classes and properties corresponding to the important concepts of SOA.
OASIS announces that the UDDI and FWSI technical committees have closed and completed their work.
OASIS announces a 2008 symposium on Composability within SOA to address the technical and business facets therein. The symposium will be an opportunity for researchers and business users to discuss challenges, best practices and experiences.
XACML, the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language, an Oasis standard approved more than 2 years ago, has been demonstrated to work cross vendor platforms on Burton's Catalyst Conference last week.
OASIS has released WS Reliable Messaging, WSRM Policy and a new specification, WS-MakeConnection, for public review. Comments are due until 27 February.
The SOA Reference Model, an attempt to develop an abstract Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture within the OASIS group has officially been approved by vote to become ratified as an OASIS standard. This document helps establish the constituent parts of SOA and their relationships at an abstract level.
On September 16, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. The OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture v1.0 will be put to a vote for standardization. Members will have until the last day of September, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.
The freebXML Registry team announces the release of version 3.0-final of the royalty-free open source implementation of the ebXML Registry standard. InfoQ gets some information about this release from Farrukh Najmi, one of the leaders of the project.
The OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange TC has published a committee draft of WS-ReliableMessaging (WS-RM) 1.1 and WS-RM Policy Assertion 1.1, an important step towards a single standard for reliable web services messaging.