Books and Book Editorships:
K. Göschka, S. Dustdar, F. Leymann, V. Tosic (ed.):
"Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Middleware for Service Oriented Computing (MW4SOC 2008)";
Service Oriented Computing (SOC) is a computing paradigm broadly pushed by vendors, utilizing services to support the rapid development of distributed applications in heterogeneous environments. The visionary promise of SOC is a world of cooperating services being loosely coupled to flexibly create dynamic business processes and agile applications that may span organisations and computing platforms and can nevertheless adapt quickly and autonomously to changes of requirements or context. Consequently, the subject of Service Oriented Computing is vast and enormously complex, spanning many concepts and technologies that find their origins in diverse disciplines like Workflow Management Systems, Component Based Computing, "classical" Web applications, and Enterprise Application Integration including Message Brokers and Middleware. In addition, there is a strong need to merge technology with an understanding of business processes and organizational structures, a combination of recognizing an enterprise's pain points and the potential solutions that can be applied to correct them.
Middleware, on the other hand, is defined as the software layer in a distributed computing system that lies between the operating system and the applications on each site of the system (ObjectWeb consortium). Middleware is the enabling technology of system and enterprise application integration (EAI) and therefore it clearly plays a key role for SOC.
Created from the Publication Database of the Vienna University of Technology.