Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications

  • Ralf Steinmetz
  • Klaus Wehrle

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3485)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. 1. Introduction

    1. Klaus Wehrle, Ralf Steinmetz
      Pages 1-5
  3. Part I. Peer-to-Peer: Notion, Areas, History and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ralf Steinmetz, Klaus Wehrle
      Pages 9-16
    3. Jörg Eberspächer, Rüdiger Schollmeier
      Pages 17-23
    4. Detlef Schoder, Kai Fischbach, Christian Schmitt
      Pages 25-32
  4. Part II. Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jörg Eberspächer, Rüdiger Schollmeier
      Pages 35-56
    3. Katharina Anna Lehmann, Michael Kaufmann
      Pages 57-76
  5. Part III. Structured Peer-to-Peer Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Klaus Wehrle, Stefan Götz, Simon Rieche
      Pages 79-93
    3. Stefan Götz, Simon Rieche, Klaus Wehrle
      Pages 95-117
    4. Simon Rieche, Heiko Niedermayer, Stefan Götz, Klaus Wehrle
      Pages 119-135
    5. Karl Aberer, Anwitaman Datta, Manfred Hauswirth
      Pages 137-153
  6. Part IV. Peer-to-Peer-Based Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Kostas Katrinis, Martin May
      Pages 157-170
    3. Alan Mislove, Andreas Haeberlen, Ansley Post, Peter Druschel
      Pages 171-192
    4. Andreas Mauthe, Oliver Heckmann
      Pages 193-206
    5. Markus Hillenbrand, Paul Müller
      Pages 207-224
  7. Part V. Self-Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Hermann De Meer, Christian Koppen
      Pages 227-246
    3. Hermann De Meer, Christian Koppen
      Pages 247-266
  8. Part VI. Search and Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Burkhard Stiller, Jan Mischke
      Pages 269-288
    3. Wolfgang Nejdl, Wolf Siberski
      Pages 323-336
    4. Vasilios Darlagiannis
      Pages 353-366
  9. Part VII. Peer-to-Peer Traffic and Performance Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
  10. Part VIII. Peer-to-Peer in Mobile and Ubiquitous Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Wolfgang Kellerer, Rüdiger Schollmeier, Klaus Wehrle
      Pages 401-417
    3. Andreas Heinemann, Max Mühlhäuser
      Pages 419-433
    4. Christoph Lindemann, Oliver P. Waldhorst
      Pages 435-455
    5. Jussi Kangasharju
      Pages 457-469
  11. Part IX. Business Applications and Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 471-471
    2. Thomas Hummel, Steffen Muhle, Detlef Schoder
      Pages 473-489
    3. Jan Gerke, David Hausheer
      Pages 491-507
    4. Michael Conrad, Jochen Dinger, Hannes Hartenstein, Marcus Schöller, Martina Zitterbart, Daniel Rolli
      Pages 509-525
  12. Part X. Advanced Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 527-527
    2. Luka Divac-Krnic, Ralf Ackermann
      Pages 529-545
    3. Nicolas C. Liebau, Vasilios Darlagiannis, Oliver Heckmann, Andreas Mauthe
      Pages 547-566
    4. Timothy Roscoe
      Pages 567-581
  13. Back Matter

About this book


Starting with Napster and Gnutella, peer-to-peer systems became an integrated part of the Internet fabric attracting millions of users. According to recent evaluations, peer-to-peer traffic now exceeds Web traffic, once the dominant traffic on the Internet. While the most popular peer-to-peer applications remain file sharing and content distribution, new applications such as Internet telephony are emerging.

Within just a few years, the huge popularity of peer-to-peer systems and the explosion of peer-to-peer research have created a large body of knowledge, but this book is the first textbook-like survey to provide an up-to-date and in-depth introduction to the field.

This state-of-the-art survey systematically draws together prerequisites from various fields, presents techniques and methodologies in a principled and coherent way, and gives a comprehensive overview on the manifold applications of the peer-to-peer paradigm. Leading researchers contributed their expert knowledge to this book, each in his/her own specific area.

Lecturers can choose from the wide range of 32 tightly integrated chapters on all current aspects of P2P systems and applications, and thus individually tailor their class syllabi. R&D professionals active in P2P will appreciate this book as a valuable source of reference and inspiration.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Steinmetz
    • 1
  • Klaus Wehrle
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceDarmstadt University of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.University of Tübingen 

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