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Travel Agent Case Study, Systems Integration

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Panos Periorellis



This deliverable reports on the activity of Work Package 4 of the DSOS project, in particular on the first stages of the Travel Agent (SoS TA) case study. This particular case study is being used to explore the problem of constructing a system-of-systems (SoS) out of a set of autonomous systems used as components, i.e. systems that have a continuing existence and utility independent of any SoS that might be built from them. A good example of this are travel booking services. Travel agents use the booking facilities provided by various reservation systems and provide trip to users. They are in a sense the front end between the booking systems and the users. Reviewing web-based services such as travel booking systems helped us to identify a number of interesting problems relating to the development of a SoS. The report gives an account of our findings and applies these to the development of the SoS travel agent case study. The report is divided into requirements for the case study (based on the review findings), management of exception handling, and future work. An appendix presents the details of a review we carried out on a particular web-based travel booking system.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Periorellis P

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2003

Pages: 37

Print publication date: 01/06/2003

Source Publication Date: June 2003

Report Number: 802

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne