Service Oriented Architecture: The Enterprise Service Bus

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Date/Time:
Thursday 8th March 2007, 6.00pm

Venue:
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. Nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Introduction:
Geoff Sharman, Visiting Professor in Computer Science, Birkbeck College

Speaker:
Anthony O'Dowd, Chief Architect for IBM's WebSphere Message Broker

Summary:
Many companies now accept that Service Oriented Architecture provides an effective way to structure IT investments, enabling both  existing and new applications to be viewed as "Services", each of which implements a subprocess within an overall business process.

A standard method of invoking services is the key to unlocking the business value of this approach, but how do we enable a service to discover and invoke another service? What happens if the required service is physically remote? And how do we ensure that data is presented in the format need by the target service?

This is the role of an Enterprise Service Bus, which is rapidly becoming both an important concept and a key element of many SOA implementations.

Admission:
Free, but to gain admission please e-mail your name to our Vice-Chairman, Dr Frank Martin, at - frank.martin@bcs.org.

CPD Value:
Half Unit