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Title Enhancing the internet with the CONVERGENCE system : an information-centric network coupled with a standard middleware / edited by Fernando Almeida [and five others].
Imprint London : Springer, [2014]
2014

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Series Signals and communication technology, 1860-4862
Signals and communication technology. 1860-4862
Subject Engineering.
Telecommunication.
Alt Name Almeida, Fernando, 1979-
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Series Signals and communication technology, 1860-4862
Signals and communication technology. 1860-4862
Subject Engineering.
Telecommunication.
Alt Name Almeida, Fernando, 1979-
Description 1 online resource (286 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Approaches for the Development of Information Centric Networks / Fernando Almeida, Teresa Andrade, Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Richard Walker [and 2 others] -- CONVERGENCE Architecture a Concise Overview / Maria Teresa Andrade, Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Charalampos Patrikakis and Richard Walker -- The Network Level (CONET) / Andrea Detti, Stefano Salsano and Nicola Blefari Melazzi -- The Content Level (CoMid) / Angelos-Christos G. Anadiotis, Aziz S. Mousas, Angelo Difino and Charalampos Z. Patrikakis -- The Versatile Digital Item / Helder Castro, Angelo Difino, Giuseppe Tropea and Nicola Blefari Melazzi -- The CONVERGENCE Security Infrastructure / Thomas Huebner, Andreas Kohlos, Amit Shrestha and Carsten Rust -- The Adoption of Rights Expression Language in CONVERGENCE / Giuseppe Tropea, Giuseppe Bianchi, Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Helder Castro [and 5 others] -- Scenarios and Applications for CONVERGENCE / Panagiotis Gkonis, Heinrich Hussmann, Alina Hang, Evgeniya Ivanova, Sam Habibi Minelli [and 5 others] -- Business Models and Exploitation / Sam Habibi Minelli, Andrea de Polo, Giuseppe Tropea, Panagiotis Gkonis, Alina Hang [and 4 others] -- Conclusions and Future Research Topics / Nicola Blefari Melazzi, Teresa Andrade, Richard Walker, Leonardo Chiariglione [and 2 others].
Approaches for the Development of Information-Centric Networks -- Convergence Architecture: A Concise Overview -- The Network Level (CoNet) -- The Content Level (CoMid) -- The Versatile Digital Item (VDI) -- The Convergence Security Infrastructure -- The Adoption of Rights Expression Language in CONVERGENCE -- Scenarios and Trials for CONVERGENCE -- Business Models and Exploitation -- Conclusions and Future Research Topics.
Summary Convergence proposes the enhancement of the Internet with a novel, content-centric, publish-subscribe service model based on the versatile digital item (VDI): a common container for all kinds of digital content, including digital representations of real-world resources. VDIs will serve the needs of the future Internet, providing a homogeneous method for handling structured information, incorporating security and privacy mechanisms. CONVERGENCE subsumes the following areas of research: definition of the VDI as a new fundamental unit of distribution and transaction; content-centric networking functionality to complement or replace IP-address-based routing; security and privacy protection mechanisms; open-source middleware, including a community dictionary service to enable rich semantic searches; applications, tested under real-life conditions. This book shows how CONVERGENCE allows publishing, searching and subscribing to any content. Creators can publish their content by wrapping it and its descriptions into a VDI, setting rights for other users to access this content, monitor its use, and communicate with people using it; they may even update or revoke content previously published. Access to content is more efficient, as search engines exploit VDI metadata for indexing, and the network uses the content name to ensure users always access the copy closest to them. Every node in the network is a content cache; handover is easy; multicast is natural; peer-to-peer is built-in; time/space-decoupling is possible. Application developers can exploit CONVERGENCE's middleware and network without having to resort to proprietary/ad hoc solutions for common/supporting functionality. Operators can use the network more efficiently, better controlling information transfer and related revenues flows. Network design, operation and management are simplified by integrating diverse functions and avoiding patches and stopgap solutions. Whether as a text for graduate students working on the future of the Internet, or a resource for practitioners providing e-commerce or multimedia services, or scientists defining new technologies, CONVERGENCE will make a valuable contribution to the future shape of the Internet.
Access Online access available only to subscribers.
Note English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed January 6, 2014).
ISBN 9781447153733 (electronic bk.)
1447153731 (electronic bk.)
1447153723
9781447153726
9781447153726
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4471-5373-3
OCLC # 868922551
Additional Format Printed edition: 9781447153726