This section provides information on model and metamodel specifications that are available for Web Services. The use of models and metamodels, unfortunately, are often overlooked in discussions of Web Services. It is important to familiarize yourself with the models and metamodels available.
The models and metamodels described on this site are listed below. You can also navigate among the specifications by using the menu tree at the left of each page.
- Business Process Modeling Language (BPML)
- Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
- Common Warehouse Metamodel (CWM)
- Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
- Web Services Component Model (WSCM)
- Web Services Resource Framework (WSRF)
- WS Choreography Model
Context for Models and Metamodels
Related Articles for Models and Metamodels
The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.