Tool Support for Model-Driven Engineering of Service Compositions
The main research focus in MoDES is on workflow modeling, systematic
refinement of the workflows into business process specification, and the
management of the two. We study real practical examples, in the
collaboration with our industrial partners, to get a covering
understanding on the needs and requirements for the methods and tool
support to be implemented. In practise, we examine how UML 2 can be used
for modeling SOA-based systems, especially focusing on how BPMN can be
used for workflow modeling, and how model transformation techniques can
be used for transforming the high-level workflow models to concrete and
executable service composition definitions. We expecially aim at open
and flexible model transformation techniques that allow user involvement
during the transformation process and that are easily editable and
comprehensible. The project agenda also includes dynamic error recovery,
adaptation of executed business process specifications, and mining of
workflows from existing software systems.
MoDES project is funded by TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology
and Innovation) and several companies: Nokia Research Center, Nokia
Siemens Networks, Plenware, and Solita.
If you are interested in the
themes of MoDES and you are looking for a PhD/MSc topic, please, contact
the project head (Tarja Systš).