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A Disclosure framework for service accountability in SOA
IEEE International Conference on E-Business Engineering (22 - 24 October 2008 : Xi'an, China)
Proceedings of the ICEBE 2008 : IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering ; AiR 2008 : IEEE International Workshop on Advances in RFID ; EM2I 2008 : IEEE International on E-Marketplace Integration and Interoperability ; SOAIC 2008 : IEEE International Workshop on Service-Oriented Applications, Integration and Collaboration ; SOKM 2008 : IEEE International Workshop on Service-Oriented Knowledge Management ; BIMA 2008 : IEEE International Workshop on Business Intelligence Methodologies and Applications ; DKEEE 2008 : IEEE International Workshop on Data And Knowledge Engineering for E-service and E-business : 22-24 October, 2008, Xi'an, China, p.437-442
Accountability has become a key concern for management in recent years since the collapse of several large corporations in energy, communications and financial consulting industries. Traditionally, accountability has not been a significant concern in the IT literature. Recently, some protocols, models and frameworks that address certain aspects of accountability have emerged. However, an architecture framework that addresses the overall accountability requirements is nonetheless missing in a service-oriented computing environment. In this paper, we review the accountability literature in an IT context and argue that disclosure, as a crucial requirement of accountability, has been largely ignored in the current literature. Based on this proposition, we propose a new architectural framework to address the important disclosure requirement that extends and integrates the existing architecture models. The proposed framework can be used to build SOA solutions that support the key accountability requirements.