Integration Designer Assistant (IDAssist)

In order to be effective in the current competitive global market, organizations need to be agile and flexible. A key strategy that organizations adopt towards this goal is integration of various disparate legacy systems. Integration of disparate and heterogeneous enterprise systems is a strategic issue as well as a daunting task. In order to develop complete integration solution, designers have to develop business processes that reflect requirements of the integrated systems, utilize appropriate design knowledge (such as Enterprise Integration Patterns ) for integrating disparate systems and convert integration patterns into implementable solutions such as web service specifications.

Typical large-scale enterprise integration involves integration of large number of systems with wide variety of functionalities, therefore, it contains large number of integration requirements. Thus, designing integration solutions is a complex activity. To alleviate this complexity, designers require adequate design support for selecting appropriate design knowledge for each integration requirement and convert these design knowledge into web service solutions.

The objective of this research is to develop a software artifact, called as, Integration Designer Assistant (IDAssist), which assist designers with accessing and selecting appropriate enterprise integration patterns as integration solutions and convert them into appropriate web service specifications.

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  1. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, Russell R. Barton. Designing Enterprise Integration Solutions - Effectively. In European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), 17 (5): 518-528, October 2008.
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  2. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao. Representing and Accessing Design Knowledge for Service Integration. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, July 2008.
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  3. Designing Enterprise Integration Solutions - Effectively. Presented at the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), Atlanta, GA, USA, May 2008. Nominated for Best Paper Award
  4. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao. Exploring Alternatives for Representing and Accessing Design Knowledge about Enterprise Integration. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Auckland, New Zealand, November 2007.
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  5. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao. Designing Under the Influence of Speech-Acts-based Enterprise Integration Patterns. In Demo/Poster in the International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Tuscon, USA, November 2006.