OASIS SOA Reference Model TC

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Developing a core reference model to guide and foster the creation of specific, service-oriented architectures


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The TC is pleased to announce the publication of Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0 Committee Specification 01, approved on 04 December 2012.


The OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC develops a reference model to encourage the continued growth of different and specialized SOA implementations whilst preserving a common layer of understanding about what SOA is.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


Technical Work Produced by the Committee

OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0, Committee Specification 01 (Authoritative PDF), 04 December 2012 [ OASIS Announcement]

Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture, Joint Paper by The Open Group, OASIS, and OMG, July 2009

OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture 1.0, Official OASIS Standard (Normative PDF), Oct. 12, 2006 [all formats]

External Resources

Although not produced by the OASIS SOA Reference Model TC, the following information offers useful insights into its work.

Technoracle - a blog on SOA and related technologies including links to presentations

Danny Thornton's Webcasts explaining the SOA Reference Architecture draft of April 2008.

OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture
Portuguese (Brazil); Jésus Franco Bueno, Pedro Luiz Pizzigatti Correa, Alberto Yoshinobu Onoe, Beatriz Terezinha Borsoi, Augusto Takahiro Kiramoto / Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

OASIS Creates TC to Examine SOA
Cover Pages, 03 May, 2005

OASIS News, 03 May, 2005

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