Portals and Service Oriented Architecture in general are important areas of study given the growing complexity of modern technology systems. A Portal provides a means of presenting information in an on-line environment. Portals today are widely associated with the World Wide Web. New Generation of Portal Software and Engineering: Emerging Technologies presents a strong understanding of Portals, SOA, the published research in these fields, as well providing an enterprise-based experience of factors that challenge implementation of Portal and SOA projects in practice. This book includes a balance of background information, summarizing the state of a particular area, and new research that is previously unpublished. These include trends in Portal technology, Service Oriented Architecture, Business issues in Portal and SOA uptake, among others.