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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 4 Issue 3, August 2004

Defending against an Internet-based attack on the physical world
Simon Byers, Aviel D. Rubin, David Kormann
Pages: 239-254
DOI: 10.1145/1013202.1013203
We discuss the dangers that scalable Internet functionality may present to the real world, focusing upon an attack that is simple, yet can have great impact, which we believe may occur quite soon. We offer and critique various solutions to this class...

Answering queries using views: A KRDB perspective for the semantic Web
François Goasdoué, Marie-Christine Rousset
Pages: 255-288
DOI: 10.1145/1013202.1013204
In this article, we investigate a first step towards the long-term vision of the Semantic Web by studying the problem of answering queries posed through a mediated ontology to multiple information sources whose content is described as views...

Recovery guarantees for Internet applications
Roger Barga, David Lomet, German Shegalov, Gerhard Weikum
Pages: 289-328
DOI: 10.1145/1013202.1013205
Internet-based e-services require application developers to deal explicitly with failures of the underlying software components, for example web servers, servlets, browser sessions, and so forth. This complicates application programming, and may...

Agent trade servers in financial exchange systems
David Lybäck, Magnus Boman
Pages: 329-339
DOI: 10.1145/1013202.1013206
New services based on the best-effort paradigm could complement the current deterministic services of an electronic financial exchange. Four crucial aspects of such systems would benefit from a hybrid stance: proper use of processing resources,...