By Gianluca Moro, Aris M. Ouksel, Claudio Sartori (auth.), Gianluca Moro, Manolis Koubarakis (eds.)

Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing is presently attracting huge, immense public awareness, spurred by way of the recognition of file-sharing structures resembling Napster, Gnutella, and Morpheus. In P2P structures a truly huge variety of self sustaining computing nodes, the friends, depend on one another for companies. P2P networks are rising as a brand new allotted computing paradigm due to their power to harness the computing strength of the hosts composing the community, and since they make their underutilized assets to be had to every other.

This ebook brings jointly 3 particularly commissioned invited articles, an advent, and revised models of the papers provided on the 1st overseas Workshop on brokers and Peer-to-Peer Computing, AP2PC 2002, held in Bologna, Italy in July 2002. The ebook is equipped into topical sections on peer-to-peer providers, discovery and supply of reliable companies, and seek and cooperation in peer-to-peer agent systems.

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The user location table maintains connections between PDAs and access points. The user favorite table has a set of the users’ favorite categories, and is created for each individual user during registration. The shop information table has pairs of shop locations and the categories for each shop. The main module is a matchmaker that decides which policy packages to send to each user, matching user’s location and preferences with shop information. The server has a postbox for each user, and dispatches corresponding information within the area, in which users exist, to the users’ postboxes.

The agent propagates among the peers, and authenticates users in the users’ own mobile devices. The agent also interacts with other propagated agents that work with other peers. The agent may change itself according to peers by the result of authentication, and copyright information. In order to make this a reality, we need a framework for the agent. 3 Virtual Private Community (VPC) Our framework, called Virtual Private Community (VPC), enables information in peer-to-peer services to act as an agent.

Information is provided by, and used by, the peers in a peer-to-peer environment. There are two phases in treating the information; the propagation, and the utilization of information. The propagation of information is performed by the transfer of information from one peer to another. In the utilization of information phase, there are two modes; a stand-alone mode and an interaction mode. A stand-alone mode involves the use information off-line, such as playing music files. This mode does not require interaction with other peers.

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