Resource Description Language

A unified approach for the description of resources, called the Resource Description Language (RDL) is defined. The RDL is a specification for the description of resources which can be used in various management algorithms. The RDL can be used to describe a wide range of resources, such as node-, network-, service-, and community-resources. An algorithm using the RDL does not have to limit itself to one group, but can easily combine information from the various groups in its decision making progress. The main goal for the RDL is to define a re-usable resource description specification for different algorithms, which can only be reached if the resources are described in a standard form. The RDL standard will not be closed, but rather will always adapt to new evolutions in the field.

Further Reading

André Santos, Luis Pedrosa, Martijn Kuipers, and Rui Rocha; Resource Description Language: A Unified Description Language for Network Embedded Resources. International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 2012(860864). 2012
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Luis D. Pedrosa, Martijn Kuipers, Lucio Ferreira, Rui Rocha, and Luis M. Correia; Resource Description Language. Technical Report NEWCOM2/WPR.11/IST/012/009/EXT/RDL/version 1.2/2009.03.16, IST-216715/NEWCOM++. 2009
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  • André Santos (IST-TUL)
  • Luis Pedrosa (IST-TUL)
  • Martijn Kuipers (IT)
  • Lucio Ferreira (IT)
  • Rui Rocha (IST-TUL)
  • Luis M. Correia (IST-TUL)