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Contributions to the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture in an Autarchy
American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2014, Pages: 46-55
Received: Sep. 1, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 16, 2014; Published: Sep. 30, 2014
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Paul Andre da Fonseca Moreira Coelho, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, 4900-348, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Rui Manuel da Silva Gomes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, 4900-348, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Abstract
The implementation of e-Government in public administration allows the development of more service channels with its suppliers and relationships with its citizens, promoting a safe service and securing the confidentiality of information. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a new way of developing systems that promotes a shift from writing software to assembling and integrating services. By adopting an SOA approach and implementing it using supporting technologies, companies can build flexible systems that implement changing business processes quickly, and make extensive use of reusable components. In this paper we describe the approach we followed in adopting an SOA in an autarchy with regard to the implementation of a process of public procurement integrated with the existing systems. We present the steps followed, the difficulties and the advantages of this integration, pointing out the facilitator role of Web services in the design and implementation of the Service.
Keywords
SOA, Integration, Services, Business Processes, Public Administration
To cite this article
Paul Andre da Fonseca Moreira Coelho, Rui Manuel da Silva Gomes, Contributions to the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture in an Autarchy, American Journal of Software Engineering and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp. 46-55. doi: 10.11648/j.ajsea.20140304.12
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