Network Edge Technology
With Intel Corporation,
we are experimenting with OPES (Open Pluggable Edge Services), a
concept whereby digital content is streamed to a caching proxy at
the network edge, where value-added services (e.g., virus scanning,
bandwidth adaptation, local data insertion, content blocking/filtering,
stream control) are performed.
With Lockheed Martin,
we are generating a suite of network performance monitoring tools
that will be used to answer "what if" questions in the
context of performance parameters for military (especially submarine)
Intelligent Internet Search
With SpeedyPete.com, we
have automated the harvesting of corporate information from the
WWW by building a set of Internet search agents that can explore
corporate directories and build a database of companies operating
in a given business sector. Our automated agents added 600,000 businesses
to the master directory in two weeks time.
With BenchmarkMe.com, we
are conducting surveys and gathering data with which we will build
a web-enabled database of industry best practices.
Streaming Digital Ultrasound
With the UVA Office of
Telemedicine, we are building a new system to compress digital
ultrasound audio and video to 1.2 Mbps and distribute it to doctor's
homes and remote offices via DSL lines.
Internet Movie Server
With Off Hollywood Network, Inc., we are building a unique Internet
movie server that distributes movies over LANs (for ships) and over
DSL lines (for homes). The unique aspect of the research is that
the computational and communications load on the movie server is
constant, regardless of the number of viewers.
InterCom produces e-business software that helps promote electronic
commerce, and we partner with CIT
and private companies to investigate, design, develop, implement,
test, and field e-commerce software.
Internet Technology Innovation
The Internet TIC, a consortium
of fifteen R&D groups at seven Virginia universities, has fundamental
expertise in e-commerce, Internet multimedia, fiber optic and wireless
access technologies, digital libraries, knowledge management, distance
learning, and high-speed Internet promotion within Virginia's schools,
state agencies, and private companies. We partner with companies
to develop innovative solutions in the Internet space.
With our partner Reliacast, Inc.,
we develop and deploy network communications protocols with unique
features such as multicast, multicast group management, network
traffic shaping, selective retransmission, and selective error control.
Virginia, the Internet State
In keeping with our mission to foster the perception of Virginia
as being the "Internet State," the Internet
Technology Innovation Center has sponsored two Internet conferences.
Virginia Internet Technology Week 1999 was held in Blacksburg during
September, 1999; it provided five days of keynote speakers and professional
development seminars. VIT2000 in Williamsburg in September, 2000,
featured three days of speakers and professional development seminars
on the specific topic of e-commerce. Attendance was 300+ at each.
We produce web-enabled software that promotes electronic commerce.
Five current products include:
A web-based system for creating and managing electronic surveys
A web-searchable database of 300+ public service programs offered
by the University of Virginia
A searchable database of high-tech companies
Brainpower for Business
A searchable database of university intellectual assets for