Service Oriented Computing (SOC) and Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) are gaining more ground through industry projects and success stories. Industry analysts are making predications and their past ones are gradually coming to fruition. Companies are investing heavily in technologies that support SOA & Web services. This rapidly maturing paradigm for loosely-coupled distributed computing and e-business processing is changing the way software applications are modeled, analyzed, designed, realized, deployed, and delivered. In order to overcome the initial obstacles in the adoption, design and implementation of SOA, we are looking for insight from academia and industry that describes the problems encountered or formulated theoretically and their practical solutions or systematic suggestions for their resolution respectively by industry and academia. Support for the unique features of SOA; namely components, services and flows is required. The main goal of this workshop is to identify, discuss and promote best practices to properly engineer SOA.
Anders Aas Bjerkestrand, BEKK Liang-jie zhang, IBM Abdul Allam, IBM Amir Zeid, The British University in Egypt Lars Arne Skaar, TietoEnator Banking Olaf Zimmermann, IBM Zurich