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2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'06) (2006)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sept. 18, 2006 to Sept. 22, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2669-1
pp: 833-840
Srinath Perera , Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Chathura Herath , Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Jaliya Ekanayake , Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Eran Chinthaka , Apache Software Foundation, USA
Ajith Ranabahu , Apache Software Foundation, USA
Deepal Jayasinghe , Apache Software Foundation, USA
Sanjiva Weerawarana , Apache Software Foundation, USA
Glen Daniels , Apache Software Foundation, USA
Axis2, the next generation of Apache Web Services middleware, is an effort to re-architecture Apache Web Service stack to incorporate the changes in Web Services. Among many improvements, Axis2 provides first class Messaging and SOAP extension supports together with a novel lightweight streaming based XML processing Model. The architecture is build on top of a simple and extensible core that provides the basic abstractions for the rest of the system. We present the design and the thought process behind the key abstractions by breaking down the architecture in to three topics, XML Processing Model, Extensible SOAP processing model and Messaging Framework. This Paper explains the overall architecture while concentrating on the three topics, and demonstrate how they all fit together to yield Axis2.

D. Jayasinghe et al., "Axis2, Middleware for Next Generation Web Services," 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS'06)(ICWS), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006, pp. 833-840.
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