Date Added: Jan 2011
Management and use of Web services-based SOA involves message exchanges for discovery, invocation, security, status, control, and response delivery. Most of these messages consume network resources often needed to deliver response payloads in a timely manner. A broad-based engineering methodology is particularly critical when designing network resources to implement mobile access by first responders or by forward-deployed troops. This paper scopes the technical problems of SOA in a bandwidthlimited environment. Additionally, the paper presents an approach to engineer solutions for this environment, identifies promising techniques specific to the technical problems, and proposes research to further potential solutions for using an SOA in constrained conditions.