Date Added: Sep 2011
Service Orientation has gained momentum as a fundamental design paradigm for developing distributed enterprise applications. However, comprehensive and quantitative metrics for estimating the appropriateness of the service designs are still lacking. One of the quality attributes as to a SOA is cohesion, which is a determining factor for many other desirable features of the software including re-usability, agility and etc. The previous studies on the measuring the degree of cohesion failed to comprehensively consider the relationship among entities to evaluate service cohesion.