Technical Reports

HPL-2010-171R1

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Group Message Web Service: Group communication services for next-generation devices

Viswanathan, Kapali; Saxena, Amitabh
HP Laboratories

HPL-2010-171R1

Keyword(s): Group messaging, web service, address-based capability, publish-subscribe, cryptography

Abstract: Existing group communication technologies do not aim at addressing security concerns in environments where non-tech-savvy end-users decide security configurations. This document provides an answer to the following question: how to realize an intuitive and end-user configurable secure group communication mechanism? We introduce a group communication service called Group Messaging Web Service (GMWS). Clients access GMWS using a range of devices like mobile devices, personal computers, and web-connected printers. GMWS facilitates seamless device-group communications in a secure and transparent manner. GMWS will enable speedy creation of many rich user experiences involving multiple users and devices such as web-enabled mobile devices.

30 Pages

External Posting Date: March 12, 2012 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: March 12, 2012 [Fulltext]

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