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Project Created: 03/19/2004
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Suppose you need to be able to channel the flow of data from thousands of sources to thousands of destinations flexibly. You need this for applications such as alerting from stock tickers; threat/monitoring sensors and actuators; or simply matching buyers and sellers in a retail situation. You need a system that allows a dynamic way to match the sources and destinations of the streaming data in a flexible manner - without being too limiting in how you enforce the match. INFOD lets publishers and subscribers of information advertise their requirements and capabilities with their own data-vocabularies, and matches them - INFOD is the plumbing for communities of interest based on types of content.

In addition, you need a way to react dynamically as the condition or state of the producers and consumers of data changes. INFOD takes into account such situations; most existing systems do not support this. INFOD tells the sources where to send and how to filter information for a particular destination, and the sources and destinations communicate directly with each other. Indirectly, this leads to the subscriber determining what constitutes events at the publisher and which messages should be created in response to these events. (The publishers may do intricate processing on these event message streams before sending messages to the consumers.)

The vision is to tailor content flow and achieve context aware delivery of "Valued Information at the Right Time".

Implementation work at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is described at at:

Project News:  (2 Items)
INFOD Base Specification released - INFOD-WG
The INFOD Base Specifciation was released on the 3 July 2007 as GFD.110:
Steve Fisher - 07/20/2007 11:21 AM EDT
Implementation project launched - INFOD-WG
A collaborative project for producing and deploying an implementation of INFOD was kicked-off on the 7th March with a meeting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

In addition to people from the University of Tennessee, the project includes industry: IBM, Oracle and SAP along with Oakridge National Research Laboratory in the US and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK.

Steve Fisher - 02/09/2007 8:19 AM EST

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