Q: What is the Heart Beacon Cycle?
Ask the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium's 55+ corporations first the question what is Netwok Centric Operations? When
you get 55+ different answers then ask me or simply read on.. See http://ncoic.org
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_of_systems Systems of Systems
A: Heart refers to the Internet's
TCP/IP protocol's TIME CYCLES, temporal interval, opportunity in time to do / not do computational operations, tasks, data get
/ put a.k.a the "heartbeat". Beacon refers to the broadcast / telemetry / advertisement / newscast aspect announcing
changes since the last heartbeat interval cyclical check. Bing / Google heartbeat or beacon or heartbeat beacon, the terms
are used interchangably and often are used together. Keep in mind terms are memes, metaphors. allegories.. There are no "heartbeats"
"beacons" -- only time cycles. The National Science Foundation sponsored next generation internet NDN Named-Data
Network / Content Centric Networking CCN uses the term "packet". Telco's use the term "frames" Packets
and frames are time cycles, time intervals -- instructions as to when something starts / stops.
Q: Why does the Heart Beacon Cycle matter? What makes it special? doesn't it happen in the background by design? Why should anyone
pay attention to the obvious?
A: If heartbeat / beacon intervals are set as fast as possible, there would be no heartbeat / beacon intervals to
do anything else. The military, in developing the tactical internet needed to manage an average of 225 kilobits per second
on tactical radio networks to update orders / plans. Situation awareness sampling may be too slow to be relevent in other
situations. In other words, Operational tempo or OPTEMPO is part of the heart beacon cycle -- reporting from micro-cycles
of events to macro, big world Netowork Enabled Operations NEO picture view of for example, economic eco-system picture
as "applique" overlays.
A: The major telco's set heartbeat / beacon intervals to gather / distribute state data. This works fine most of
the time until an event -- earthquake, stock market crash causes drastic surges in usage where the major Telco's cannot control
end user behavior (panic). The Heart Beacon Process involves machine to machine level processing and updates to human decision
makers. Machine to machine tends to be micro and human decision making tends to be macro.
A: This idea is not about a single system, it's about achieving synchronization
and synergy (synergistics) among a system of systems using one of the most successful single system's best practice as a procedural
template to help manage a systems of systems among a network of networks supporting many different domains and use cases.
Human beings need timely information displayed to them not to fast or too slow and it helps if it's layered / organized or
filtered by <event> <alert> <precedence> <priority> <urgency> <class> type and shown together
or separately as "applique" graphic sheet overlays -- typically on maps with geo-spatial temporal intensity metrics
-- consistently -- day in and day out..
Use cases? A: Currency exchanges i.e. stochastic harmonization across time zones, mediation between
dissimilar value systems, aggregation of changes triggering buy / sell decision, mediation between traditional currency and
alternative, complimentary currency exchange rates / value systems. Stochastic harmonization for objects / artifacts in Telco
mesh fabrics participating in Big Data / IeT geo-spatial temporal metrics / meters as enhanced services
B: Stock Exchanges -- "sharing is caring"
High Frequency Flash Traders still trade but their windows have a finite, defined length, token passing among traders and
a start, stop command as a "circuit breaker"
C Federated Trade Arbitrage where military style network agile, adhoc joins, adds, deletes,
moves, changes among network subnets represent small and midsize businesses switching between cooperate / compete modes in
liue of merger and acquisition for example to preserve the CHANNEL WHERE IF ALL SMALL, MEDIUM businesses are merged through
formal merger and acquisition into a few monolithic, behemoth corporate trusts -- there is no channel
Q: DAO's -- what's a DAO? A:
Distributed Autonomous Organization s DAO. Recall that the internet was created to establish a network that could survive
a mass extinction event by being distributed across a wide area. Remember that military's always, always do operations in
groups -- not individuals so this concept is about a distributed autonomous method to manage and organize diverse groups. Commercial
domains are not military in nature or militaristic -- true. However, if the world is ever to achieve a one world system, given
the diversity on this planet, isn't it most likely that the world will adopt a set of common procedures derived from decades
of research across a system of systems first?
Q: Since synchronization is a background issue that we don't deal with, again, why should be pay attention
A: If the
Heart Beacon Cycle was simpy about synchronization, even I wouldn't pay attention. Newsflash: the big Telco's aren't going
to apply for an Organizational Identifier for you and they may not have the resource (s) you manage identified as a Uniform
Resource Name URN -- <Org_ID> / <URN> pair that is identified prior to data fusion center insertion -- important
because the data cannot be time stamped and identified by <ORG_ID> / <URN> after the fact -- critical to improving
network forensics and "Big Data" operations management as well as establishing a common framework for an Internet
of Things value index
It looks like the idea is mainly about state management. This being the case, all I need is a REST-FUL (Representational State
Transfer) aware software / system / application and I'm good to go -- right?
A: If you dig into REST, you'll find that there is an enhancement
/ extension to REST proposed called ARRESTED-D. I wrote a paper on how the Heart Beacon Cycle as a process, procedural checklist
of many things dovetails and improves not only REST but ARRESTED-D. I posted the paper to the NIST National Institute of Standards
and Technology sandbox and to SCRIBD.COM awhile back.. here -- I'll post it again. REST / ARRESTED helps and in turn the HBC enhances and helps REST
/ ARRESTED-D. The invention was written as a non-networked meme -- a little league baseball tournament to emphasise rules
and roles. Technology like REST helps the invention and the invention in turn, helps organizations using REST aware applications
and protocols. Writing the invention as a non-networked main embodiment makes it immune to the recent Supreme Court / USPTO
ruling that severely limits the use, utility of method and procedure type patents -- who'd of thunk it? ;)
Let me ask you a question -- describe to
me a universal method (meme) to measure and meter (state) change across and among a systems of systems supported by a network
of networks to include geo-spatial temporal intensity. Second part of my question - -how will the "Internet of Everything"
be viable or profitable or manageable without this universal method / meme? The Heart Beacon Cycle is a checklist of items needed to organize
individuals, sensors into federated groups working towards synchronized common tasks.. The items in the list are placeholders
that refer or point to more detailed standards or treatises that more fully describe the required item -- for example, directory
service, state management, network management, messaging middleware. It includes a list of templates such as CAP.
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