Accession Number:

ADA595984

Title:

ROVER: Requirements Specification Document

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

ROVER is a prototype suite of software applications intended to support interaction and collaboration between mobile agents and coordinate-driven information servers. In traditional WWW servers, resources are provided to users based on a namespace that is purely topological, that is, locality plays no role. In ROVER, the namespace can be dependent upon geometry too, so servers can tailor presentation of material based on the locality. ROVER is a first step towards experimentation with protocols and coordination in such a dynamic environment. It is intended to allow us to explore and demonstrate the desirability of coordinate-driven servers, and to serve as a basis for studying the tools needed to prepare servers to be responsive in such an environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE