A case study in application integration

Ref: Stijn Van den Enden, Erik Van Hoeymissen, Gregory Neven, and Pierre Verbaeten. At OOPSLA Business Objects and Components Design and Implementation Workshop VI: Enterprise Application Integration, October 2000, Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).

Abstract: In this position paper, we present an architecture that we used in a case study on Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). The architecture encapsulates all business logic in a workflow, and uses intelligent adapters to provide for the “glue” that links the external applications to the workflow. These adapters are able to transform XML message formats into other data formats or into objects. They are intelligent by which we mean that the y are able to take different actions based on the content of the message. To communicate with the applications, the adapters can make use of the services offered by a message broker.