Monday, December 15, 2014

Geo Signature and its applications

Our paper in the latest issue of IJISIS

D.Namiot, "Geo Signature and its applications", International Journal of Information Science and Intelligent System (IJISIS), vol. 4, no.1, pp. 105-118.

This paper summarizes definitions and uses cases for the sharing location information via geo messages. Geo messages let users of location based systems share location information as signatures to the standard messages (e.g., email, SMS). Rather than let some service perform the constant monitoring for the user’s location (Google Latitude) or share location info within any social circle (Facebook’s check-in, etc.) Geo Messages approach lets users share location data on the peer to peer basis. Users can share own location info via any of existing messaging systems. The basic tenet of this process is the separation of the identification and location information. With this approach shared location information (geo-coded link, map, etc.) does not contain the users’ identity. It uses identity information from the messaging system. It means that the whole process of location info exchange does not reveal user’s privacy. For a multilateral exchange of geo-positional information, this approach proposes a scheme with replaceable user authentication where only the creator of temporary name knows the identity mapping between temporary names and true identities.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Meta Data in REST services

An interesting reading - How to store and use metadata in REST services

The common goal of current metadata formats for REST APIs is to specify:

Entry point(s)
Resource paths
Methods to access these resources (GET, POST, PUT, etc.…)
Parameters that need to be supplied with these methods (Query, Template, HTTP Header, etc.)
Formats of inbound / outbound messages/representations (JSON Schema, XML Schema, Relax NG, etc.)
Status codes and error/fault messages
Documentary information (descriptions, etc.) for all these

WSDL is a good example from SOAP world. What do we have with REST?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

LeWeb 2014

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is LeWeb Conference, Paris 2014

LeWeb 2014

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

INJOIT - call for papers

The International Journal of Open Information Technologies (INJOIT) is an all-electronic journal with the aim to bring the most recent and unpublished research and development results in the area of information technologies to the scientific and technical societies. Free, peer reviewed papers. English or Russian languages.

The journal is published by the OIT Lab (Open Information Technologies Lab, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Lomonosov Moscow State University).

Indexing: Google Scholar, DOAJ, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, ResearchBib, (RINC)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

On Microservices Architecture

Our new paper in INJOIT:

In this paper, we would like to discuss software standards in the connection with the development of emerging telecom applications. Emerging (military) telecom applications present one of the biggest challenges for the developers (design and development) and telecom providers (deployment and maintenance). It is especially true in the context of transition from TDM to IP networks. This transition may bring own challenges associated with the priorities in data transmission, security, etc. We describe two biggest telecom related examples (GIG and FI-WARE), discuss the challenges and propose directions for software standards development and deployment.

Manfred Sneps-Sneppe, Dmitry Namiot "Micro-service architecture for emerging telecom applications" in International Journal of Open Information Technologies, 2014, Vol. 2, no. 11, pp. 34–38.

P.S. See here the previous post about microservices.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


"Simply put, SDN provides the framework to separate network control and forwarding functions, which allows a programmable control layer and abstraction of the network from applications and services. NFV allows the decomposition of network functions in discrete software components." - from here

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Strata Hadoop

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is Strata Hadoop, Barselona 2014

Strata Hadoop 2014

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Place Conference

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is Place Conference, London 2014

Place London 2014

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Where Camp Berlin

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is Where Camp 2014, Berlin, Germany 2014

WhereBerlin 2014

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