June 11, 2018
World Wide Streams - a new World Wide Web for in-the-moment information
- Trappeniers L.
We are evolving to a world where multi-sensory experiences and new interaction modalities become increasingly important. A world where human augmented intelligence - based on massive amounts of available data - is expected to change our lives in drastic ways. We are moving to an IoT world where information sources are many and volatile, heterogenous and nomadic. This will set the context for a different kind of data processing systems - a new WWW, World Wide Streams (WWS). This new WWS infrastructure - designed to provide personal, in-the-moment experiences - needs to deal with massive amounts of ephemeral information generated around us. It needs to provide highly-selective, scalable, and transparent filtering to select (only) the relevant pieces, and provide timely processing before the information disappears. I will sketch the technological foundations for this WWS, grounded in the Bell Labs FutureX Network vision. I will then discuss the class of unsolved problems in the area of dynamic queries on streaming data and present future research directions.