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September/October 2011 (vol. 13 no. 5)
pp. 12-14
San Murugesan, BRITE Professional Services
Gustavo Rossi, La Plata National University, Argentina
Linda Wilbanks, Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Reza Djavanshir, Johns Hopkins University

Several trends are shaping the current and future Web and its apps, and the emerging landscape is exciting. However, we'll need to address numerous technical, developmental, operational, organizational, and societal challenges. The new discipline of Web science refers to the study of the Web's evolution and its impact on society, business, and government. This special issue presents a glimpse of the future of Web apps and their development.

1. S. Murugesan, "Web X.0: A Road Map," Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications, Information Science Reference, 2010, pp. 1–11.
2. A. Kay, "Predicting the Future," Stanford Eng., vol. 1, no. 1, 1989, pp. 1–6; www.ecotopia.com/webpressfutures.htm.

Index Terms:
Web evolution, Web apps, application development, information technology
Citation:
San Murugesan, Gustavo Rossi, Linda Wilbanks, Reza Djavanshir, "The Future of Web Apps," IT Professional, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 12-14, Sept.-Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MITP.2011.89
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