Introduction: First International Workshop on Enabling Service Business Ecosystems (ESBE 2008)
This part of this volume contains the proceedings of the First International Workshop on Enabling Service Business Ecosystems (ESBE’08), held on December 01, 2008 in Sydney, Australia, in conjunction with the International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC) 2008.
Today, services are used as a core component or utility of business operations and offer programmatic interfaces to applications to exploit these services. The majority of attention on service oriented systems has been contemplated on its related technical standards and technology integration. However, many of today’s available services are not considered as providing relevant business value as their use by third-party clients have unclear terms and conditions with unknown risk. The trend of software transforming to the service oriented paradigm demands a new way of business model reassurance to manage services operation, deployment, and longevity in the context of business ecosystems.