University of Rome
Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) specifies standards that allow the connection and interaction of heterogeneous hardware and software components in networks of any kind. Similar aims have to be encountered by the emerging Network-on-Chip (NoC) approaches to design future integrated circuits. That is, diverse components (called resources) offer a large number of services which have to be managed efficiently during the operation of such a chip. The arising problems, like for instance service discovery or availability, are addressed by SOAs.