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In the past a few years, we witnessed a rapid progress in service-oriented computing (SOC), which represents a paradigm shift from the current mainstream object-oriented computing (OOC) paradigm to the SOC paradigm. This paradigm shift is changing the way we develop and use software and hardware. Conferences, journals, books, research, experimentation, tools, and products in SOC, service-oriented architecture (SOA), service-oriented enterprise (SOE), service-oriented infrastructure (SOI), Web services (WS), and associated protocols and standards have emerged and a solid foundation for the new paradigm is being grounded. This paper focuses on the system engineering issues in the new paradigm.
Date of Conference: 20-21 Oct. 2005