What Would Smart Services Look Like

And How Can We Build Them on Dumb Infrastructure?
  • Keith Duddy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5472)


The research for the next generation of service oriented systems development is well under way, and the shape of future robust and agile service delivery and service aggregation technologies is taking focus. However, the distributed computing infrastructure on which these systems must be built is suffering from years of “worse is better” thinking, and an almost invisible vendor fragmentation of the Web Services and Business Process Modelling spaces. The balkanisation of the basic technologies of service deployment and business process implementation threatens to undermine efforts to build the next generation of Smart Services. This paper is a summary of the keynote talk at WESOA 2008, which accounts for its informal style. It paints a picture of services futures, reveals the problems of the present tangle of technologies, and points to some practical initiatives to find the way out of the mess.


Business Process Management Meta Object Facility Model Drive Architecture Smart Service Service Aggregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Duddy
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  1. 1.Queensland University of Technology / Smart Services CRCBrisbaneAustralia

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