AIP Conference Proceedings: Proposal of a Methodology for Implementing a Service-Oriented Architecture in Distributed Manufacturing Systems


As envisioned by Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Next Generation Manufacturing Systems will satisfy the needs of an increasingly fast-paced and demanding market by dynamically integrating systems from inside and outside the manufacturing firm itself into a so- called extended enterprise. However, organizing these systems to ensure the maximum flexibility and interoperability with those from other organizations is difficult. Additionally, a defect in the system would have a great impact: it would affect not only its owner, but also its partners. For these reasons, we argue that a service-oriented architecture (SOA) would be a good candidate. It should be designed following a methodology where services play a central role, instead of being an implementation detail. In order for the architecture to be reliable enough as a whole, the methodology will need to help find errors before they arise in a production environment. In this paper we propose using SOA-specific testing techniques, compare some of the existing methodologies and outline several extensions upon one of them to integrate testing techniques.

BibTeX entry

    address = {Alcoy, Spain},
    title = {Proposal of a Methodology for Implementing a {Service-Oriented} Architecture in Distributed Manufacturing Systems},
    volume = {1181},
    isbn = {978-0-7354-0722-0},
    url = {},
    doi = {10.1063/1.3273683},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 3rd {Manufacturing Engineering Society International Conference}},
    publisher = {American Institute of Physics},
    author = {Inmaculada {Medina Bulo} and Antonio {García Domínguez} and Francisco {Aguayo González} and Lorenzo {Sevilla Hurtado} and Mariano {Marcos Bárcena} and Vicente {Jesús Seguí}},
    month = nov,
    year = {2009},
    pages = {622--632}

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