It can be difficult to understand a meta model quickly. To help readers get a better grasp of the CBDI-SAE meta model, this report walks through the model providing examples of the concepts and their properties.

Version 2 of our CBDI-SAE meta model for SOA is available on the CBDI Forum web site. Since the first version we have reviewed its content with interested clients, and subjected the model to further internal scrutiny. The result is the CBDI-SAE Meta Model Version 2. Rather than repeating version 2 within the Journal, we thought it would be more useful to illustrate it using a series of Object Diagrams.

But before that, here are some reminders on why we believe the SAE meta model to be such an crucial asset:

  • It explains many of the key concepts needed within SOA and Service Architecture and Engineering. Besides defining each concept, the meta model describes the attributes and inter-relationships of the concepts, and this provides a more powerful description than a glossary of terms could alone.
  • These definitions provide a firmer foundation for our SOA Knowledgebase. We expect these concept definitions will be useful to all our clients, whether or not they are Knowledgebase subscribers.
  • It can act as a logical design for a repository of SOA project information. It can be shared with other organizations, with the aim that a better understanding of SOA will emerge across the industry.
  • So we shall seek to share the model with standards bodies and industry groups, and participate in their harmonization activities

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To help readers get a better grasp of the CBDI-SAE meta model, this report walks through the model providing examples of the concepts and their properties.

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Published: 12 Apr 2012 15:01

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