Date Added: Dec 2010
It has often been argued that Web services would have a tremendous impact on the Internet, as a core enabling technology supporting a highly efficient service-based economy at a global scale. However, despite the outstanding progress in the area the authors are still to witness this impact. In this paper, they analyze the state of the art highlighting the main reasons they believe have hampered their uptake. Based on this analysis, they further discuss about current trends and development within other fields and argue that the recent evolution, notably Linked Data and Web 2.0 technologies, provides the missing ingredients that will lead to a new wave of services - Linked Services - that will drive the creation of complex systems in the Future Internet.