Frank Truyen

Cephas Consulting Corp. (Chief Executive Officer)

Frank is the President of Cephas Consulting Corp., a firm specializing in the introduction of modeling notations and the Model Driven Architecture (MDA®) approach into software development organizations. Cephas customers can draw upon Frank’s twenty plus years of extensive experience as a manager, architect and developer, as well as leverage his in depth technical knowledge of modeling best practices using the Enterprise Architect tool.

Describes the value of combining the Service Oriented Architecture notation provided by SOMF with the BPMN process modeling notation.


This document presents an overview of the modeling notation introduced by Michael Bell in his seminal book Service-Oriented Modeling - Service Analysis, Design and Architecture. SOMF provides a formal method of defining services at different levels of abstraction, along with a set of disciplines to guide practicing modelers. The overview focuses on the modeling facets, including meta-model concepts and notation, using sample diagrams for illustration.