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Process-Centric Architecture for Enterprise Software Systems

1st Edition

By Parameswaran Seshan

Auerbach Publications

333 pages

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pub: 2010-06-24
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The increasing adoption of Business Process Management (BPM) has inspired pioneering software architects and developers to effectively leverage BPM-based software and process-centric architecture (PCA) to create software systems that enable essential business processes. Reflecting this emerging trend and evolving field, Process-Centric Architecture

Table of Contents

THE PROCESS-CENTRIC ARCHITECTURE PARADIGM. Introduction. Evolution of IT Architecture. Concept of Process-Centric Architecture. Business Process Management. Components of PCA. Process Execution. Benefits of Process-Centric Architecture. ARCHITECTING IT SYSTEMS, THE PROCESS-CENTRIC STYLE (DESIGNING PCA). The Approach. SOA for Services. Standards and Technologies. Case Study-Architectural Design Applying PCA. Implementation Considerations. Each chapter begins with "Objectives" and concludes with "Exercise Questions".

About the Author

Parameswaran Seshan is a Principal (Education and Research) with Infosys Technologies Ltd., Bangalore, India. At Infosys, he is part of the E-comm Research Labs. He has around 14 years of work experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry as a researcher, educator, architect, and programmer. Before joining Infosys in 2001, he worked as an Advisory Systems Analyst with APL (American President Lines Ltd.), Oakland, California, U.S.A. Parameswaran has also worked as a software engineer with Case Consult (I) Pvt. Ltd., Thiruvananthapuram, India. He holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Calicut (in 1995). His work experience in the IT industry involved research, programming, architecture, and design.

At Infosys, Parameswaran has been doing research work in the area of Process-centric Architecture, Business Process Management (BPM) , Software architecture, and new computing models/paradigms. He has also been teaching architecture and high-end technology courses at Infosys. He was the lead architect for the home-grown Business Process Management System (BPMS) from Infosys and was also actively involved in its design and development. Parameswaran has architected, designed, programmed and supported a number of IT systems over his career as a computer software professional.

Parameswaran is an active researcher. He has published papers at international conferences and other forums. He has worked on joint research works with Microsoft Research India and Researchers from Universities such as Copenhagen University and University of Melbourne in the areas of BPM and Agent-oriented software engineering.

Parameswaran has designed, developed and supported IT systems involving various technologies, at APL. He programmed system tools to automate operations. He also led a team in software development and support projects at APL. Parameswaran programmed system to

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General