Title: A user-centric approach for developing and deploying service front-ends in the future internet of services

Authors: David Lizcano, Javier Soriano, Marcos Reyes, Juan J. Hierro

Addresses: School of Computing, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Campus de Montegancedo, s/n, 28660 Madrid, Spain. ' School of Computing, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Campus de Montegancedo, s/n, 28660 Madrid, Spain. ' Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Emilio Vargas 6, 28043 Madrid, Spain. ' Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo, Emilio Vargas 6, 28043 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) based on web services have attracted a great deal of interest and Internet Technology (IT) investment over the last few years, principally in the context of business-to-business integration within corporate intranets. However, they are now evolving and breaking through enterprise boundaries in a revolutionary attempt to make the approach pervasive. This is leading to what we call a user-centric SOA. A user-centric SOA is an SOA conceived as an internet of services made up of compositional resources empowering end users to collaboratively remix and ubiquitously exploit these resources. In this paper we explore the architectural basis, technologies, frameworks and tools considered necessary to tackle this novel vision of SOA. We also present the rationale behind EzWeb/FAST, an ongoing EU-funded project whose first outcomes could serve as a preliminary proof of concept.

Keywords: service-oriented architecture; SOA; web services; mashup; web 2.0; user-centric SOA; internet of services; composite applications; service front-ends.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWGS.2009.027572

International Journal of Web and Grid Services, 2009 Vol.5 No.2, pp.155 - 191

Available online: 01 Aug 2009 *

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