This paper analyses the current service creation trends in telco and Web worlds, showing how they are converging towards a future Internet of user-centric services embracing typical telco capabilities. The OPUCE platform is presented as the next step towards this integrated, user-centric future: a platform which offers intuitive tools for graphical service creation aimed at individuals with no specific skills in computer science or programming and a service-oriented execution environment capable of a seamless interoperation of Web Services and telco applications based on operator-owned infrastructure. The OPUCE platform is compared to existing mashup creation tools to show its advantages and how is compared to existing mashup creation tools to show its advantages and how it could be used to implement a converged and open service marketplace for the Future Internet.
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