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The WS-Resource construct has been proposed as a means of expressing the relationship between stateful resources and Web services. We introduce here the WS-Resource framework, a set of proposed Web services specifications that define a rendering of the WS-Resource approach in terms of specific message exchanges and related XML definitions. These(More)
Law enforcement agencies need the ability to conduct electronic surveillance to combat crime, terrorism, or other malicious activities exploiting the Internet. However, the proliferation of anonymous communication systems on the Internet has posed significant challenges to providing such traceback capability. In this paper, we develop a new class of flow(More)
Invited Paper We often encounter in distributed systems the need to model, access, and manage state. This state may be, for example, data in a purchase order, service level agreements representing resource availability, or the current load on a computer. We introduce two closely related approaches to modeling and manipulating state within a Web services(More)
The OASIS Web Services Notification (WSN) family of specifications defines a standard interoperable protocol through which Web services can disseminate events. We present here a summary of three WSN specification documents that are currently available: WS-Base Notification, WS-Topics, and WS-Brokered Notification. We conclude with a brief discussion on the(More)
Building on both Grid and Web services technologies, the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) defines mechanisms for creating, managing, and exchanging information among entities called Grid services. Succinctly, a Grid service is a Web service that conforms to a set of conventions (interfaces and behaviors) that define how a client interacts with a Grid(More)
PREFACE The World Health Organization's Stop TB Department has prepared this third edition of Treatment of tuberculosis: guidelines for national programmes with the help of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and experts worldwide. The aim is to give practical guidance to national tuberculosis programmes (NTPs) and the medical(More)