Service-oriented Computing

Service-oriented computing implies leveraging SOA concepts regarding modeling, operating and maintaining IT architectures and systems and therewith supporting Business-IT-alignment. E.g., assembling application components into a network of services that can be loosely coupled to (create and) support flexible, dynamic business processes. (cf., e.g., Liang-Jie Zhang. EIC Editorial: Introduction to the Knowledge Areas of Services Computing. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 1(2):62–74, 2008.; Thomas Erl. Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design. Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2005.) 
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