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In this paper, we argue that there is a need for an event-based middleware to build large-scale distributed systems. Existing publish/subscribe systems still have limitations compared to invocation-based middlewares. We introduce Hermes, a novel event-based distributed middle-ware architecture that follows a type-and attribute-based publish/subscribe model.(More)
R egistered parties behind firewalls in strictly controlled environments carry out most substantial, accountable computation. However, pervasive computing foresees a massively networked infrastructure supporting a large population of diverse but cooperating entities. Entities will be both autonomous and mobile and will have to handle unforeseen(More)
OASIS is a role-based access control architecture for achieving secure interoperation of services in an open, distributed environment. Services define roles and implement formally specified policy for role activation and service use; users must present the required credentials, in the specified context, in order to activate a role or invoke a service. (More)
Overlay broker networks are an important part of an event-based middleware. In this paper, we investigate the requirements of overlay broker networks and argue that using peer-to-peer techniques for their creation and the content-based routing of events has many advantages. We support our claims with an experimental evaluation of Hermes, an event-based(More)
For large-scale distributed applications such as internet-wide or ubiquitous systems, event-based communication is an effective messag-ing mechanism between components. In order to handle the large volume of events in such systems, composite event detection enables application components to express interest in the occurrence of complex patterns of events.(More)
This issues Works in Progress department features 10 interesting ongoing intelligent transportation systems projects. The first five projects (TIME, Sentient Transport, EVT, DynaCHINA, TrafficView) focus on traffic and vehicular data collection, transmission, and analysis. The sixth projects aims to provide intelligent-copilot services for driven, while the(More)
Event-based communication provides a flexible and robust approach to monitoring and managing large-scale distributed systems. Composite event detection extends the scope and flexibility of these systems by allowing application components to express interest in complex patterns of events. This makes it possible to handle the large numbers of events generated(More)
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide a new paradigm for sensing and disseminating information from various environments , with the potential to serve many and diverse applications. Current WSNs typically communicate directly with a centralized controller or satellite. On the other hand, a smart WSN consists of a number of sensors spread across a(More)