2nd International ICST Workshop on Innovative Service Technologies

Research Article

Towards an end-to-end user generated service paradigm

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/autonomics.2008.2,
        author={Alejandro Bascunana},
        title={Towards an end-to-end user generated service paradigm},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Workshop on Innovative Service Technologies},
  • Alejandro Bascunana
    Year: 2011
    Towards an end-to-end user generated service paradigm
    DOI: 10.4108/autonomics.2008.2
Alejandro Bascunana1
  • 1: Ericsson R&D


Internet is moving from an user generated content paradigm (WEB 2.0) to a more advanced stage where users are able to generate not only contents but also services and applications based on basic blocks provided by service providers . Users will be able to generate services that will help them to manage their daily tasks, spare time, etc. Furthermore this new technology will be used to allow end users working within professional environments, such as the medical one, engineering one, etc to develop applications that later on will be used within their professional life. Another key feature of this new paradigm is the possibility of sharing those Services and Applications among several users and even to charge for their use. Today there are several initiatives in this direction and there are already some platforms that are running under this paradigm such as: Yahoo Pipes and Microsoft Popfly. There are also EU research projects working about this and extending the paradigm towards the convergence of Internet and the Telecom World. This is the case of OPUCE (FPVI 34101). OPUCE is developing a new framework where the convergence of both Internet and Telecom Networks is becoming a reality. The main purpose of OPUCE is to bridge advances in networking, communication and information technology services towards a unique service environment where personalized services will be dynamically created and provisioned by the end-user itself regardless of ambiance and location. OPUCE will produce an open service infrastructure to enable users for easy service creation and deployment in heterogeneous environments, allowing services to be accessed in a seamless way by a multitude of devices connected via different networks.