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Date/Time: March 23 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: MITRE facility in McLean/Tysons Corner


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 presents the engineering principles that define this paradigm, and address the impact on the development of modern information systems. Through lectures and exercises, 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 one of the editors of the OASIS SOA Reference Model and is an elected member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board.

Chris Bashioum is a Lead Multi-Discipline System Engineer in the Recon Mission & Technology department, at the MITRE Corporation where he works extensively on projects related to Service Oriented Architectures. His 15 years experience in IT spans the government and commercial sectors, and focused on software development and product management. Prior to joining MITRE, he was a software development manager at a company providing managed services related to import and export compliance. Since re-joining MITRE in 2004, he has participated in projects doing case studies, enterprise architectures, policy guidance, standards development, organizational guidance, technical guidance, evangelization and training related to SOA.

Mr. Bashioum holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from George Mason University and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and is currently a member of the OASIS SOA Reference Model Technical Committee.