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Introduction

Business organisations have been increasingly adopting business process management (BPM) as a part of their core business strategy due to benefits such as improved business–information technology (IT) alignment and optimised operational efficiency. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) has emerged as an architecture style that provides a loosely coupled, reusable and standards-based way to integrate distributed systems. Both SOA and BPM are mutually complementary development approaches for enterprise architectures. By combining the benefits of these complementary developments, service orchestration approaches are providing methodologies and technologies to enable the creation of integrated IT systems that meet the needs of rapidly ...

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