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Active information networks and XML.

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Publication date1999
Host publicationActive networks
Place of publicationBerlin ; London
Number of pages13
Edition1653 ;
ISBN (Print)3540662383
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science


Future requirements for a broadband multimedia network are discussed and a vision of the future network is presented. Three key needs are identified; rapid introduction of new services, dynamic customisation of services by clients, and minimal management overhead. Application layer active networking, perhaps the most pragmatic and immediately realisable active network proposal, is a potential solution to all three. Combining eXtensible Markup Language and Application Layer Active Networking yields strong benefits for networked services. A Wide range of applications can be developed based on the flexibility of XML and the richness of expression afforded by the metadata. A system of network intermediaries based on caches, which are also active and driven by XML metadata statements, is described.

Bibliographic note

IWAN 99, International Working Conference on Active Networks, 30 June -2 July 1999 in Berlin.