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Self-Organization in Peer-to-Peer Systems



Peer-to-Peer Systems are about community-based cooperations. The peers share responsibilities and benefits by cooperating in a distributed and decentralized environment. To carry out tasks sensibly, however, a more or less rigid order is required for efficiency and reliability reasons. This order can be partially imposed from the outside, for example within so-called "structed" Peer-to-Peer systems. A common approach here is the use of Distributed Hash Tables. Alternatively, Peer-to-Peer systems can be "unstructured" in the sense that an useful order emerges from own internal processes. Unstructured and structured Peer-to-Peer systems rely both on a more or less decentralized overlay management. Self-organization, therefore, is a key to the success of Peer-to-Peer systems in various forms. This presentation gives an overview of the role of self-organization in Peer-to-Peer systems.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Hermann de Meer},
  title =	{Self-Organization in Peer-to-Peer Systems},
  booktitle =	{Service Management and Self-Organization in IP-based Networks},
  year =	{2005},
  editor =	{Matthias Bossardt and Georg Carle and D. Hutchison and Hermann de Meer and Bernhard Plattner},
  number =	{04411},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: self-organization , peer-to-peer}

Keywords: self-organization , peer-to-peer
Seminar: 04411 - Service Management and Self-Organization in IP-based Networks
Issue date: 2005
Date of publication: 24.03.2005

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