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Service Oriented Internet

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Effective service delivery capabilities are critical to the transformation of the Internet into a viable commercial infrastructure. At the present time, the architecture of the Internet is inadequately equipped to provide these capabilities. Traditionally, overlay networks have been proposed as a means of providing rich functionality at the upper layers. However, they suffer from their own drawbacks and do not constitute a perfect solution. In this paper, we propose a novel, overlay based Service Oriented Internet architecture that is meant to serve as a flexible, unifying and scalable platform for delivering services over the Internet. As part of this architecture, we introduce a new two-level addressing scheme and an associated service layer. We also describe the functionality of the new network elements that are introduced, namely service gateway and service point-of-presence, and subsequently discuss algorithms that are responsible for distributing service reachability across the overlay framework. We also present a few examples of application services that benefit significantly when deployed on our architecture.

This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under the grants ANI-0073819, ITR-0085824, and CAREER Award NCR-9734428. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation


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Chandrashekar, J., Zhang, ZL., Duan, Z., Hou, Y.T. (2003). Service Oriented Internet. In: Orlowska, M.E., Weerawarana, S., Papazoglou, M.P., Yang, J. (eds) Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2003. ICSOC 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2910. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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