A new XML-aware compression technique for improving performance of healthcare information systems over hospital networks

Al-Shammary, D and Khalil, I 2010, 'A new XML-aware compression technique for improving performance of healthcare information systems over hospital networks', in Emilio Sacristan (ed.) 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, 15-17 July 2010, pp. 4440-4443.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A new XML-aware compression technique for improving performance of healthcare information systems over hospital networks
Author(s) Al-Shammary, D
Khalil, I
Year 2010
Conference name IEEE EMBC 2010
Conference location Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Conference dates 15-17 July 2010
Proceedings title 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Editor(s) Emilio Sacristan
Publisher IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Place of publication Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Start page 4440
End page 4443
Total pages 4
Abstract Most organizations exchange, collect, store and process data over the Internet. Many hospital networks deploy Web services to send and receive patient information. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is the most usable communication protocol for Web services. XML is the standard encoding language of SOAP messages. However, the major drawback of XML messages is the high network traffic caused by large overheads. In this paper, two XML-aware compressors are suggested to compress patient messages stemming from any data transactions between Web clients and servers. The proposed compression techniques are based on the XML structure concepts and use both fixedlength and Huffman encoding methods for translating the XML message tree. Experiments show that they outperform all the conventional compression methods and can save tremendous amount of network bandwidth.
Subjects Distributed and Grid Systems
Networking and Communications
Keyword(s) Communication protocols
Compression methods
Compression techniques
Data transaction
Health care information system
Hospital networks
Huffman encoding
Improving performance
Network bandwidth
Network traffic
Patient information
Process data
Simple object access protocols
SOAP messages
Web clients
DOI - identifier 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626012
Copyright notice © 2010 IEEE
ISBN 9781424441242
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