Date Added: Oct 2011
Due to the usage of distributed information, such as sensor information, geographical information systems are designed according to service-oriented principles. Thus, the development of new solutions within this context requires a design of necessary services. These services have to follow certain quality attributes that have evolved as important for services, such as loose coupling and autonomy. In this paper, a quality-oriented design process is considered and its applicability and effectiveness are shown within the Personalized Environmental Service Configuration and Delivery Orchestration project of the European Commission.