Issue No. 03 - May/June (2004 vol. 8)
Elisa Bertino , Purdue University
Krithi Ramamritham , Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
In addition to the traditional approach, in which users explicitly request information when needed, service providers have developed more proactive techniques in which information sources automatically initiate the dissemination. Such new methods ? often combining pull- and push-based dissemination with caching and proxy infrastructures ? have generated considerable research and commercial activity, but many issues remain. The articles in this issue show a small cross section of some of the more promising technological responses to a few of the remaining problems.
E. Bertino and K. Ramamritham, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Data Dissemination on the Web," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 27-28, 2004.