Evolutionary Service-Oriented Architecture for Network Enabled Capability

L. Liu, D. Russell, N. Looker, D. Webster, J. Xu, J. Davies, K. Irvin, “Evolutionary Service-Oriented Architecture for Network Enabled Capability,” International Workshop on Verification and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (VECoS), Leeds, UK, July 2008. Published by the eWiC series of the British Computer Society (BCS).

Abstract: The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) aims to significantly enhance military effect through the networking of existing and future military capabilities, under the banner of Network Enabled Capability (NEC). To respond to this need, the EPSRC and BAE Systems are jointly funding the Network Enabled Capability Though Innovative Systems Engineering (NECTISE) project, which involves ten U.K. universities and is addressing the question of how BAE Systems delivers elements that contribute to NEC for its customers. One of the objectives of the NECTISE project is to develop a systematic approach that would lead to flexible service-oriented architectures for through-life evolution by investigating how loosely coupled services can be used to describe the functions and quality of service for heterogeneous systems and networks. In this paper, we present the concept of evolutionary service-oriented architecture (SOA) for NEC using agile methodologies to adapt to changes for the provision of dependable and sustainable military capability.