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IEEE Internet Computing

Volume 11 Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2007

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Call for Papers--IEEE Internet Computing

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Collective Wisdom: A Modest Proposal to Improve Peer Review, Part 1

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):3 - 6
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    Not all authors appreciate the rules for overlapping manuscript submissions, but we might be able to improve the process for the future. View full abstract»

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  • Major Players Battle over Layers: Layer-2 and Layer-3 Vendors Tussle over Metro Links

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • From the Newsstand

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • 2008 Membership ad

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 13
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Semantic-Web-Based Knowledge Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):14 - 16
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    The Semantic Web promises to make Web-accessible data more amenable to machine processing. This special issue presents several proposals for the Semantic Web's strategic role in supporting more effective knowledge management at several levels. View full abstract»

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  • Requirements and Services for Metadata Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):17 - 25
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    Knowledge-intensive applications pose new challenges to metadata management, including distribution, access control, uniformity of access, and evolution in time. This paper identifies general requirements for metadata management and describes a simple model and service that focuses on RDF metadata to address these requirements. View full abstract»

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  • Extracting Relevant Attribute Values for Improved Search

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):26 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
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    A new kind of metadata offers a synthesized view of an attribute's values for a user to exploit when creating or refining a search query in data-integration systems. The extraction technique that obtains these values is automatic and independent of an attribute domain but parameterized with various metrics for similarity measures. The authors describe a fully implemented prototype and some experim... View full abstract»

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  • GridVine: An Infrastructure for Peer Information Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 44
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    GridVine is a semantic overlay infrastructure based on a peer-to-peer (P2P) access structure. Built following the principle of data independence, it separates a logical layer - in which data, schemas, and schema mappings are managed - from a physical layer consisting of a structured P2P network supporting decentralized indexing, key load-balancing, and efficient routing. The system is decentralize... View full abstract»

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  • Using Semantic Web Technologies to Analyze Learning Content

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):45 - 53
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    The authors demonstrate how to use semantic Web technologies to improve the state-of-the-art in online learning environments and bridge the gap between students on the one hand, and authors or teachers on the other. The ontological framework presented here helps formalize learning object context as a complex interplay of different learning-related elements and shows how we can use semantic annotat... View full abstract»

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  • Harvesting Wiki Consensus: Using Wikipedia Entries as Vocabulary for Knowledge Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):54 - 65
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    Vocabularies that provide unique identifiers for conceptual elements of a domain can improve precision and recall in knowledge-management applications. Although creating and maintaining such vocabularies is generally hard, wiki users easily manage to develop comprehensive, informal definitions of terms, each one identified by a URI. Here, the authors show that the URIs of Wikipedia entries are rel... View full abstract»

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  • Active Web Service Registries

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):66 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (1)
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    Atom news feeds can work both as an infrastructure for distributed Web service registries and to inform users about Web service changes. The authors consider an approach in which every Web service provider offers a Web service registry news channel that serves as part of a globally distributed registry. They also apply this approach to a real-world case study. Their future plans include providing ... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond MPLS ... Less is More

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):72 - 76
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    Multiprotocol label switching possesses a simple data plane that has enabled new services and functions operating in many service provider networks. Yet, the MPLS control plane can impose both technical and operational challenges. This article explores these challenges and examines recent advances in IP routing technology suggesting that all services - including those that are MPLS-based - can be ... View full abstract»

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  • Is the World Still Flat? An Update

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):77 - 81
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    Writer Thomas L Friedman sees "flatness" as a metaphor for innumerable global partnerships and greater leveraging of IT's immense potential. But his "dirty little secrets" suggest that the US needs to anticipate some serious internal challenges that could reduce long-term competitiveness. Friedman believes that we've experienced three eras of "flattening." The first (1492 through 1800) was charact... View full abstract»

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  • Stumbling Forward into the Connected Future

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):82 - 85
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    In this paper the author explains about his recent experience on the larger question about what's happening as the Internet grows beyond its initial bounds of things we would all recognize as computers and into the broader world of consumer products. These products indeed have the beginnings of transparent connectivity and interoperability, but much of it is achieved through his willingness to wor... View full abstract»

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  • A Difficult Abstraction

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):86 - 89
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    This paper describe some of what the developers of generalized Web systems have to deal with, assuming they take the specifications at face value. The author believe that the developer community is generally overloaded with what they see, leading to workarounds and simplifications that encourage the development of systems that are inconsistent with underlying specifications. Although there's been ... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrency with Erlang

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):90 - 93
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    Programmers writing multithreaded applications in languages like Java and C++ spend much of their time determining what state is shared among threads and how best to protect its integrity within the running application. Finding all the shared state isn't always easy. Assuming the programmer can even find it, he or she must then possess the skills, experience, and patience necessary to determine th... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond Secrecy: New Privacy Protection Strategies for Open Information Spaces

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):96 - 95
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    When the US government erected export-control barriers against the cryptographic technology used to ensure data confidentiality, a coalition of privacy advocates joined IT companies to get those barriers removed and enable widespread adoption of encryption for privacy protection. The most fundamental challenge to 20th century privacy laws is more social than technical - adding to the stream of per... View full abstract»

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  • Editorial Calendar

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This magazine provides a journal-quality evaluation and review of Internet-based computer applications and enabling technologies.

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Editor-in-Chief
M. Brian Blake
Drexel University
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