Evolution of WWW to support new integrated services

  • A. Dede
  • Th. Zahariadis
  • G. Stassinopoulos
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


The universality of Internet has set new standards in information systems, stimulating an evolution towards the “Global Information Society”. However, Internet anarchy and a lack of structure sometimes leads to unacceptable delays in information retrieval, when search engines and navigators respond with hundreds of outdated hyperlinks. Meanwhile, new commercial applications offered in a multi-provider environment, could be widely available if requirements such as openness, on-line reliable information, user customisation and billing are fulfilled. In this paper, an open architecture able to overtake Internet anarchy and support integrated services is described. An integrated service provision scenario is described that uses TINA (Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture) computational objects in regular WWW browsing. A distributed object-oriented realisation of this architecture is subsequerntly considered, focusing on a combination of the WWW with the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA).


Internet WWW Information Retrieval TINA HTTP IIOP CORBA retailer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dede
    • 1
  • Th. Zahariadis
    • 1
  • G. Stassinopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensElectrical & Computer Engineering DepartmentAthensGreece

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