SOA Ontology, Version 2.0 Open Group Standard : Internet Purchase Example

 

Jill is purchasing a new TV on the Internet through an online sales site:

  • Jill is an instance of Actor (person).
  • PurchaseTV is an instance of Task.
  • Jill does PurchaseTV.
  • BuyTVOnline is an instance of Service.
  • PurchaseTV uses BuyTVOnline.

OnlineTVSales is the company that is selling TVs:

  • OnlineTVSales is an instance of Actor (organization).
  • BuyTVOnlineContract is an instance of ServiceContract (and describes how to interact with BuyTVOnline as well as the legal contract between TV buyer and OnlineTVSales).
  • BuyTVOnline has contract BuyTVOnlineContract.
  • OnlineTVSales is party to BuyTVOnlineContract.
  • Jill is party to BuyTVOnlineContract.

The online site is implemented using web site software:

  • OnlineSalesComponent is an instance of Element.
  • OnlineSalesComponent performs OnlineTVSales.
  • SelectWhatToBuyComponent is an instance of Element.
  • SelectWhatToBuyService is an instance of Service.
  • SelectWhatToBuyComponent performs SelectWhatToBuyService.
  • PayComponent is an instance of Element.
  • PayService is an instance of Service.
  • PayComponentperforms PayService.
  • OnlineSalesComponent is also an instance of ServiceComposition.
  • OnlineSalesComponent uses SelectWhatToBuyService and PayService.

To complete the purchase transaction, Jill needs to pay for the purchase and then the TV will be delivered:

  • PayForTV is an instance of Task.
  • Jill does PayForTV.
  • PayForTV uses BuyTVOnline.
  • DeliverTV is an instance of Task.
  • OnlineTVSalesdoes DeliverTV.
  • OnlineTVSalesProcess is an instance of Process.
  • OnlineTVSalesProcess uses Jill, OnlineTVSales, PurchaseTV, PayForTV, and DeliverTV.

 

 

 

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