A meta-architecture for service-oriented systems and applications

Leszek Maciaszek, Tomasz Skalniak, Grzegorz Biziel

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The paper proposes a new meta-architecture as a reference model for developing service-oriented systems and applications. The seven-layer meta-architecture is called STCBMER (Smart Client-Template-Bean-Controller-Mediator-Entity-Resource). The purpose of it is to reduce software complexity and ensure the quality of adaptability defined as the degree to which an information system or application is difficult to understand, maintain and evolve. The main difficulty stems from complex interactions (dependencies) between system elements. The dependencies can be minimized if the system under development adheres to the architectural design and can be verified by analysing the implementation code. The paper reinforces the proposition that an architectural intent for adaptive complex systems requires some sort of hierarchical layered structure (according to the holon abstraction as an approach to restraining software complexity).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBMSD 2014
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design
EditorsBoris Shishkov
Place of PublicationSetúbal, Portugal
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789897580321
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2014 - , Luxembourg
Duration: 24 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


Other4th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2014


  • Architectural Design
  • Dependency Relationships
  • Holon Abstraction
  • Meta-architecture
  • Service-oriented Systems and Applications
  • Software Adaptability
  • Software Quality
  • System and Software Complexity


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