Peer-to-Peer Search Techniques for Service-Oriented Computing

Peer-to-Peer Search Techniques for Service-Oriented Computing

Lu Liu (University of Leeds, UK), Duncan Russell (University of Leeds, UK) and Jie Xu (University of Leeds, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-686-5.ch003

Abstract

Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks attract attentions worldwide with their great success in file sharing networks (e.g., Napster, Gnutella, BitTorrent, and Kazaa). In the last decade, numerous studies have been devoted to the problem of resource discovery in P2P networks. Recent research on structured and unstructured P2P systems provides a series of useful solutions to improve the scalability and performance of service discovery in large-scale service-based systems. In this chapter, the authors systematically review recent research studies on P2P search techniques and explore the potential roles and influence of P2P networking in dependable service-based military systems.
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Background

Numerous studies on P2P search techniques have been performed to develop efficient and dependable P2P systems (DePaoli & Mariani, 2004). In this section, existing P2P search systems are analysed by classifying them into two categories: structured and unstructured P2P systems.

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