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In the previous sections I described how service observing is prepared and performed at the APEX telescope. The implemented observing submission facility, together with the observing database and the TWiki project pages, represent an efficient tool to manage scientific observations in service observing mode.

It must be noted that the whole system is under constant development. Improvements planned for the future include a better interconnection between the various components, in order to reduce redundancy and to further automatize the observing process.

Michael Dumke, 19 May 2009. Article © SPIE