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Advanced infrastructure for pan-European collaborative engineering: Advanced network transport service

The goal of the E-COLLEG project was to provide a new paradigm platform for distributed collaborative engineering through the definition and implementation of an advanced infrastructure for collaborative engineering.

ANTS (Advanced Network Transport Service) is a peer-to-peer based infrastructure, which can be applied to seamlessly integrate tools and interconnect them as Web Services in order to overcome connectivity problems between highly protected intranets. ANTS supports relay and routing as well as different underlying transport protocols like TCP, HTTP(R) to transmit data across heterogeneous networks. The transport mechanism itself can be accessed as a Web Service using SOAP calls to the same server. This enables us to have a unified security solution for both the transport service and all other services hosted by the server.

More information on the SMADA project can be found on the project’s website:

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Universitat Paderborn
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33102 Paderborn
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