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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 2 Issue 3, July 2008

Mitigating application-level denial of service attacks on Web servers: A client-transparent approach
Mudhakar Srivatsa, Arun Iyengar, Jian Yin, Ling Liu
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/1377488.1377489

Recently, we have seen increasing numbers of denial of service (DoS) attacks against online services and Web applications either for extortion reasons or for impairing and even disabling the competition. These DoS attacks have increasingly...

Leveraging popular destinations to enhance Web search interaction
Ryen W. White, Mikhail Bilenko, Silviu Cucerzan
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/1377488.1377490

This article presents a novel Web search interaction feature that for a given query provides links to Web sites frequently visited by other users with similar information needs. These popular destinations complement traditional search results,...

Models and framework for supporting runtime decisions in Web-based systems
Mauro Andreolini, Sara Casolari, Michele Colajanni
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/1377488.1377491

Efficient management of distributed Web-based systems requires several mechanisms that decide on request dispatching, load balance, admission control, request redirection. The algorithms behind these mechanisms typically make fast decisions on the...