Recommendations for realizing SOAP publish/subscribe in tactical networks

Trude H. Bloebaum, Frank T. Johnsen, Marianne R. Brannsten, Jose Alcaraz-Calero, Qi Wang, James Nightingale

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In this paper, we investigate the publish/subscribe standard WS-Notiflcation with respect to deployment and use in the tactical domain. We leverage a network emulator, CORE, to generate a testbed for controlled and repeatable experiments exhibiting typical tactical network traits: Limited data rates, delays, and packet loss, as well as node mobility and subsequent sporadic loss of connectivity. The work was performed in context of the NATO CSO/IST-118 “SOA recommendations for disadvantaged grids in the tactical domain” group. Our goal was not only to see how the WS-Notification standard behaves in the tactical domain, but also to investigate optimizations (here: compression) as part of our work for giving recommendations towards tactical SOA deployment. Our findings include that compression in general is beneficial and should be leveraged. However, the broker-based nature of WS-Notification proved, as expected, to be problematic in disruptive environments (single point of failure), and so measures that can mitigate this should be investigated further.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017775
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2016


  • web services
  • publish/subscribe
  • tactical networks


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