A Service Channel Summary matrix enables a quick overview of all the service interactions specified in one or more OV and SV models. The matrix format supports a rapid assessment of potential commonalities and redundancies (or, if fault-tolerance is desired, the lack of redundancies). In addition, this model is useful in support of net-centric (service-oriented) implementation of services.

The Service Channel Summary Matrix can be organized in a number of ways to emphasize the association of service pairs in context with the architecture’s purpose. One type of organization is a Service Hierarchy or Taxonomy of Services.

The intended usage of the Service Channel Summary Matrix includes:

  • Summarizing service resource interactions.
  • Interface management.
  • Comparing interoperability characteristics of solution options.


Service Channel Summary Matrix can be represented using a Service Channel Summary Matrix diagram which is an editable Dependency Matrix.


Service Channels Summary Matrix

Related elements
  • Service Channel
  • Service Interface
  • Service
  • Request
  • System
  • Materiel
  • Post