Identification and Management of Distributed Data: NGN, Content-Centric Networks and the Web, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Identification and Management of Distributed Data

NGN, Content-Centric Networks and the Web, 1st Edition

By Giovanni Bartolomeo, Tatiana Kovacikova

CRC Press

294 pages | 43 B/W Illus.

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Although several books and academic courses discuss data management and networking, few of them focus on the convergence of networking and software technologies for identifying, addressing, and managing distributed data. Focusing on this convergence, Identification and Management of Distributed Data: NGN, Content-Centric Networks and the Web collates and describes the various distributed data management technologies to help readers from various backgrounds understand the common aspects that govern distributed data management.

With a focus on the primary problems in identifying, addressing, and managing information in a distributed environment, the book guides you through the discovery of distributed data management on the web, in next-generation networks (NGNs), and in new content-centric networking paradigms. It includes case studies from the Palo Alto Research Center and the Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group that illustrate the convergence between software engineering and networking technologies.

Derived from academic courses, ongoing research, and the latest standardization initiatives, the book explains how the various layers of the existing Internet protocol stack already provide most of the functions that information engineers need to design efficient systems. Although the subject is broad, the book provides helpful insights into a number of critical technologies to provide you with the foundation required to build and deploy more efficient data interoperability paradigms in next-generation networks.

Table of Contents

IP Addresses

The Internet Protocol, Version 4

IP Classes


Special IP Addresses

The Internet Protocol, Version 6

The Domain Naming System

Domain Names

The DNS Architecture

The Resource Records

The DNS Operations

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol

A Brief History of HTTP


The HTTP Methods

Chunks and Cookies

The Representational State Transfer Architectural Style

Non-REST HTTP-Based Protocols

HTTP Authentication Methods

SSL/TLS, X.509, and HTTPS


XML Basics



Web Services


The Simple Object Access Protocol

Web Service Repository and Orchestration

Notification and Addressing

The XML Configuration Access Protocol

XCAP Addressing

XCAP and HTTP Methods

Conditional Operations

Error Handling

Exposing Application Usage Capabilities: XCAP-CAPS

The Open Data Protocol

The Entity Data Model

Interacting with OData Services

OData Entities

OData Collections

Handling Entities


Content-Oriented Communication and Conversational Communication

Clean Slate, Overlay, and Evolutionary Approaches

Naming Scheme

Web Content Delivery Networks

Peer-to-Peer Networks



Distributed Hash Table



The JXTA Project



Peer Groups

Modules and Codats

Advertisements and Rendezvous Peers

Message Routing and Forwarding

The Named Data Networking Project

How NDN Works




Routing and Forwarding



The Evolution of the Cellular Telephony Networks

The NGN Functional Architecture

The IMS Components

Other NGN Subsystems

Common Components

The Session Initiation Protocol

SIP Features

SIP Entities

SIP Messages

SIP Transactions

An Example of an SIP Typical Scenario

Identifiers in Communication Networks

Background to Identifiers for Next-Generation Networks

3GPP Concept on the Use of Identifiers

Identity and Identifiers in NGN

Identifiers for Users

Identifiers for Services

The Universal Communications Identifier


The Generic Authentication Architecture and the Generic Bootstrapping Architecture

Generic Authentication Architecture

Generic Bootstrapping Architecture

Mobile Equipment-Based GBA

GBA with UICC-Based Enhancements

Support for Subscriber Certificates

X-3GPP Header Extensions

Extensible Markup Language Document Management

The XDM Aggregation Proxy

XDM Reference Points

Subscription and Notification Capabilities

Subscription Proxy

Policy Rules

Search Capabilities

Communication with Remote Networks

L inked Data

The Resource Description Framework

RDF Triples




Advanced RDF

RDF Schema and OWL

Reification, Quads, and Named Graphs


The RDF Query Language: SPARQL

Triple Patterns and Query

Graph Patterns

Querying from Multiple Graphs

The Linking Open Data Project

Classifying Open Data: The Five-Star Rating System

The Four Linked Data Principles

Cool URIs for the Semantic Web

Linking Data Sets



About the Authors

Giovanni Bartolomeo got his degree in software engineering in 2004 at the Universita degli Studi di Palermo; he won a Nortel Networks–funded prize that supported his research activity during his thesis development. As research collaborator with the Consorzio Nazionale Italiano per le Telecomunicazioni, he participated in several European Union–funded research and development projects and contributed to the World Wireless Initiative "Book of Vision 2008." Between 2008 and 2010, he served as an expert on the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETIS) Human Factors Technical Committee. Currently, Bartolomeo is technical officer at the Italian Ministry of Justice, and is still involved in different standardization efforts at the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

Tatiana Kovacikova received her diploma in telecommunication engineering from the University of Transport and Telecommunications in Žilina, former Czechoslovakia. She received her PhD in telecommunication systems from the same university in 1995. In 2004, she was appointed associate professor of information and management systems at the University of Žilina. From 1984 to 1988, she worked in the Slovak Telecom, and since then she has worked at the University of Žilina, Slovakia. In June 2010 she was appointed head of the Department of InfoCom Networks there. Kovacikova’s research interests include Internet Protocol and next-generation network architecture, protocols, and applications, on which she has been involved in several national and international research projects. As a leader of a research group, she got the 2003 Siemens Award in the field of Internet Protocol telephony. Since 2002, Kovacikova has been actively involved in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) GRID, Telecoms and Internet converged Service and Protocol for Advanced Networks (TISPAN), Human Factors, and User Group Technical Committees.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications