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Title: The HTTP Distribution and Replication Protocol Speaker: Arthur van Hoff, CTO, Marimba Inc. Duration: 30-60min Abstract: Marimba has developed some interesting new technologies for the distribution and management of applications on the Internet and Intra-net. Due to the changing nature of networks and the increasing variety of client platforms, application management is becoming very complex and new methods are needed to reduce the total cost of ownership. In this presentation I will discuss the DRP proposal which was recently submitted to the W3C. The DRP proposal is aimed at reducing the overhead of subscription based content delivery over HTTP. I will talk about the motivation behind DRP, how it can be implemented and used, and how it can reduce network bottlenecks for push applications. Biography: Arthur is the Chief Technology Officer of Marimba Inc. Before Marimba, he worked at Sun where he was one of the contributers to the development of the Java language, and he is the author of the Java compiler. Marimba is focussed on the automatic distribution and management of applications over the Internet and Intra-net.