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A Service Computing Manifesto: The Next 10 Years


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Current it advances can be likened in their effect and impact to the deep economic and societal transformations that were brought about by the industrial revolution. Recent years have seen the expansion of services in all sectors of the economy, building on the expansion of the Internet.

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We define service computing (alternatively termed service-oriented computing) as the discipline that seeks to develop computational abstractions, architectures, techniques, and tools to support services broadly. A service orientation seeks to transform physical, hardware and software assets into a paradigm in which users and assets establish on-demand interactions, binding resources and operations, providing an abstraction layer that shifts the focus from infrastructure and operations to services.


 

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