An Emerging Option

I am now exploring the use of miUML metamodel as the foundation for designing a SOA ontology based on OASIS Reference Model for SOA (SOA RM) with the intention of supporting an emergent ecosystem of autonomous interacting agents.

A problem statement/context will be specified next.

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Challenges of Emergent Architecture

In response to those challenges raised by a blog post at http://wp.me/p1cB5i-9T, I would contend that one way to build the required architecture that addresses both the foundational and situational needs and yet enables the architecture to “evolves” is to adopt an fractal design approach where a complex eco-system is made up of simple units such as a swarm of ants and to externalise all binding/connection information between a service consumer and a service provider to an evolving execution context.  See OASIS SOA Reference Model for more details about the concept of the latter.