Self-managed mediated information flow

D. Johnston-Watt (Inventor), A.M. West (Inventor), A. Dearle (Inventor), R.C.H. Connor (Inventor), R.C.H. Connor (Patent applicant) (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


There is provided a method for mediating the flow of messages in a computer network having a mediation architecture that includes a plurality of logical nodes arranged in a logical mediation cycle. The method provides algorithms for: handing mediation tasks over between mediator nodes; reconfiguring the logical topology of the mediation architecture in response to a change request while maintaining system invariants; and refining the structure of the mediation architecture by adding whole subnetworks in place of single nodes. The method also addresses failure detection and recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO/2005/013554
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005



  • computer networks
  • patents
  • inventions

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Johnston-Watt, D., West, A. M., Dearle, A., Connor, R. C. H., & R.C.H. Connor (Patent applicant) (2005). Self-managed mediated information flow. (Patent No. WO/2005/013554).