Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform and Its Applications for Mobile Phones

Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform and Its Applications for Mobile Phones

Norihiro Ishikawa (NTT DOCOMO, Japan), Hiromitsu Sumino (NTT DOCOMO, Japan), Takeshi Kato (NTT DOCOMO, Japan), Johan Hjelm (Ericsson Research, Japan), Shingo Murakami (Ericsson Research, Japan), Kazuhiro Kitagawa (Keio University, Japan) and Nobuo Saito (Komazawa University, Japan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-715-7.ch017
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Abstract

Compared with traditional Internet technologies, peer-to-peer technologies has functions to realize resource discovery, resource sharing, and load balancing in a highly distributed manner. In addition to the Internet, new networks such as home network, ad-hoc network and sensor network are emerging. An easy prediction is the emergence of a new environment in which many sensors, people, and many different kinds of devices coexist, move, and communicate with one another over such heterogeneous networks. Peer-to-peer technology is one of the most important and suitable technologies for such ubiquitous networking since it supports discovery mechanisms, simple one-to-one communication, free and extensible distribution of resources, and distributed search to handle the enormous number of resources. The authors have designed and implemented a peer-to-peer networking platform for realizing applications, which include various applications for mobile phones. This chapter presents their peer-to-peer networking architecture, protocols, and applications for mobile phones.
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In the proposed architecture, bidirectional communication entities, called peer-to-peer nodes, construct a peer-to-peer network by establishing peer-to-peer connection between them. The peer-to-peer nodes communicate one another using the peer-to-peer connections. Each peer-to-peer node has a unique ID. The key elements of our architecture are defined as follows.

Peer-to-peer node: Peer-to-peer node is an independent, bidirectional communication entity. In our architecture, it can be a mobile device, a PDA, a personal computer, a server, a workstation, or any of a variety of devices. Each node has a unique ID and communicates using the ID independent from physical networks.

Peer-to-peer network: The term “peer-to-peer network” means a logical collection of peer-to-peer nodes that have a common interest and obey a common set of policies. The connection between peer-to-peer nodes is established on mutual trust. Each peer-to-peer node can enter or depart the peer-to-peer network at its convenience. Messages are sent from one peer-to-peer node to another directly or via some intermediary peer-to-peer nodes. Routing information is discovered by broadcasting an inquiry message to the network.

Peer-to-peer message: This is data object which is sent and received between peer-to-peer nodes. The peer-to-peer message is a basic unit of exchanging data and has a unique ID.

Peer-to-peer connection: This is a communication channel established between peer-to-peer nodes. The peer-to-peer messages are transmitted across the peer-to-peer connections.

The proposed Peer-to-Peer architecture is shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1.

Peer-to-Peer Architecture

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Acknowledgment
Boon-Chong Seet
Chapter 1
Raphaël Kummer, Peter Kropf, Pascal Felber
The most important characteristics of mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) such as broadcast and multihop communication, limited resources (particularly... Sample PDF
P2P Information Lookup, Collection, and Distribution in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
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Chapter 2
Thomas Repantis, Vana Kalogeraki
In this chapter the authors study the problems of data dissemination and query routing in mobile peerto- peer networks. They provide a taxonomy and... Sample PDF
Data Dissemination and Query Routing in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
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Chapter 3
Jie Feng, Lisong Xu, Byrav Ramamurthy
With the evolution of wireless technologies, mobile networks can provide much more interesting services and resources to users than before.... Sample PDF
Overlay Construction in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks
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Chapter 4
Thomas Kunz, Abdulbaset Gaddah, Li Li
Peer-to-Peer computing is a popular, relatively new, distributed computing paradigm. It allows for a flexible set of participants to coordinate... Sample PDF
Mobility Support in a P2P System for Publish/Subscribe Applications
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Chapter 5
Leonardo B. Oliveira, Isabela G. Siqueira, Daniel F. Macedo, José M. Nogueira, Antonio A.F. Loureiro
Both Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks are decentralized self-organizing networks with a dynamic topology, used to... Sample PDF
P2P over MANETs: Application and Network Layers' Routing Assessment
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Chapter 6
Fotis Loukos, Helen Karatza
Mobile Peer-to-Peer networks are an emerging topic in networking. One of the major usages is the cooperation between peers. The aim of this chapter... Sample PDF
Enabling Cooperation in MANET-Based Peer-to-Peer Systems
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Chapter 7
Tobias Hoßfeld, Daniel Schlosser, Kurt Tutschku, Phuoc Tran-Gia
The performance of P2P content distribution in cellular networks depends highly on the cooperation and coordination of heterogeneous and often... Sample PDF
Cooperation Strategies for P2P Content Distribution in Cellular Mobile Networks: Considering Selfishness and Heterogeneity
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Chapter 8
Tobias Hoßfeld, Michael Duelli, Dirk Staehle, Phuoc Tran-Gia
The performance of P2P content distribution in cellular networks depends highly on the cooperation and coordination of heterogeneous and often... Sample PDF
Cooperation Strategies for P2P Content Distribution in Cellular Mobile Networks: Considering Mobility and Heterogeneity
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Chapter 9
Wei Wu, Kian-Lee Tan
Caching and prefetching are two effective ways for mobile peers to improve access latency in mobile environments. With short-range communication... Sample PDF
Peer-Based Collaborative Caching and Prefetching in Mobile Broadcast
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Chapter 10
Mark Kai-Ho Yeung, Yu-Kwong Kwok
The widespread deployment of competing wireless technologies has created new research opportunities. In particular, the authors consider media... Sample PDF
Wireless Peer-to-Peer Media Streaming: Incentives and Resource Management Issues
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Chapter 11
Panayotis Antoniadis
The goal of this chapter is to analyze the incentive issues that arise in multi-hop ad hoc networks when their nodes are potentially mobile devices... Sample PDF
Incentives for Resource Sharing in Ad Hoc Networks: Going Beyond Rationality
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Chapter 12
Johann van der Merwe, Dawoud Dawoud
Group communication in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) generally occurs in the form of dynamic peer groups (DPGs). This chapter reviews the existing... Sample PDF
Key Management for Dynamic Peer Groups in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
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Chapter 13
James Walkerdine, Peter Phillips, Simon Lock
The growth of mobile devices with near PC equivalent capabilities has brought with it the possibility of mobile Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems. However... Sample PDF
A Tool Supported Methodology for Developing Secure Mobile P2P Systems
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Chapter 14
Spyridon L. Tompros
Enabled by the emergence of high-speed Internet access in last mile communications, P2P systems have witnessed significant growth in the recent... Sample PDF
Integration and Interworking of Fixed and Mobile P2P Systems
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Chapter 15
Erkki Harjula, Jani Hautakorpi, Nicklas Beijar, Mika Ylianttila
Due to the increasing popularity of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing, the information technology industry and standardization organizations have started... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer SIP for Mobile Computing: Challenges and Solutions
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Chapter 16
Kurt Tutschku, Andreas Berl, Tobias Hossfeld, Hermann de Meer
The telecommunication industry has recently seen two areas with very high growth rates: cellular networks, for example, GSM (Global System for... Sample PDF
Mobile P2P in Cellular Mobile Networks: Architecture and Performance
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Chapter 17
Norihiro Ishikawa, Hiromitsu Sumino, Takeshi Kato, Johan Hjelm, Shingo Murakami, Kazuhiro Kitagawa, Nobuo Saito
Compared with traditional Internet technologies, peer-to-peer technologies has functions to realize resource discovery, resource sharing, and load... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Networking Platform and Its Applications for Mobile Phones
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Chapter 18
Raphaël Kummer, Peter Kropf, Jean-Frédéric Wagen, Timothée Maret
Many innovative P2P algorithms designed for mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) have been designed to scale smoothly when handling a very large number... Sample PDF
Evaluation Platform for Large Scale P2P Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
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Chapter 19
Alf Inge Wang
This chapter presents the Peer2Me mobile peer-to-peer framework, Peer2Me applications, and discusses the experiences from using the Peer2Me... Sample PDF
Mobile Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Framework and Applications
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Antônio Tadeu A. Gomes, Artur Ziviani, Luciana S. Lima, Markus Endler
This chapter surveys the approaches to service discovery that are relevant to mobile peer-to-peer systems in a variety of scenarios. More... Sample PDF
Service Discovery Approaches to Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing
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Marco Conti, Franca Delmastro, Andrea Passarella
Recently, the popularity of p2p computing paradigm has been increasing, especially in the mobile environments, due to the large use of mobile... Sample PDF
Context-Aware P2P Over Opportunistic Networks
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