Composable Applications Using Service Encapsulation (CAUSE)
Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems have the potential to operate in a net-centric environment in which tasking control, collected sensor data, and intelligence feeds can be made available via web services under a service oriented architecture. Rapid composition of ISR applications from such services would enable analysts and war-fighters to quickly adapt to changing missions and ISR system availability. This paper describes a composition approach in which plug-ins that encapsulates service interactions are used to build applications. This encapsulation allows for heterogeneous service technologies to be used in an application.