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A Flexible Middleware Layer for User-to-User Messaging

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A Flexible Middleware Layer for User-to-User Messaging
Abstract. There is growing trend to unify user-to-user messaging systems to allow message exchange, independent of time, place, protocol, and end-user device. Building gateways to interconnect existing messaging systems seems an obvious approach to unification. In this paper we argue that unification should take place at the level of the underlying messaging models. Such a unification results in one messaging model that has maximum adaptability, allowing one system to deliver the same messaging services that all currently existing messaging systems deliver, as well as hitherto impossible mixes of those services. We present a novel unified messaging model that supports maximum adaptability. Our approach supports the same services that all current messaging models support, including those of e-mail, fax, SMS, ICQ, i-mail, USENET News, AIM, blog, MMS, and voicemail. To substantiate the claim that such a unified model can be implemented efficiently on a worldwide scale, we present th...
Jan-Mark S. Wams, Maarten van Steen
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where DAIS
Authors Jan-Mark S. Wams, Maarten van Steen
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