Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a paradigm for organizing and utilizing distributed capabilities that may be under the control of different ownership domains. This briefing tutorial presents the engineering principles that define this paradigm, and address the impact on the development of modern information systems. Through lectures and exercises discussion, students will gain an understanding of the SOA paradigm, experience in applying this paradigm to the creation of a fictitious enterprise information system of systems, and gain an appreciation of current open issues within this domain.


Dr. Laskey is a Lead Engineer in the Information Discovery and Understanding (IDU) department, at the MITRE Corporation. He is currently supporting several Department of Defense and Intelligence Community projects investigating the applicability and use of service oriented architecture and the opportunities to employ advanced semantics to enable SOA capabilities in discovery and service interaction. Dr. Laskey is chair of the OASIS Reference Model Technical Committee, one of the editors of the OASIS SOA Reference Model and the follow-on SOA Reference Architecture Foundations, and has served as an elected member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board.

Please note that this event has been changed from March 8th (Tuesday) to March 9th (Wednesday)–and that the location is Marco Polo in Vienna, VA.

New Menu:

  • Grilled Rib Eye Steak;
  • Eggplant Parmagiana w/Pasta;
  • Breast of Chicken Scaloppini w/Artichoke Hearts and Lemon Wine Sauce.

There will also be a cash bar.