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A peer-to-peer approach to content dissemination and search in collaborative networks

Bhana, I. and Johnson, D. (2005) A peer-to-peer approach to content dissemination and search in collaborative networks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3516. pp. 391-398. ISSN 0302-9743

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There are three key driving forces behind the development of Internet Content Management Systems (CMS) - a desire to manage the explosion of content, a desire to provide structure and meaning to content in order to make it accessible, and a desire to work collaboratively to manipulate content in some meaningful way. Yet the traditional CMS has been unable to meet the latter of these requirements, often failing to provide sufficient tools for collaboration in a distributed context. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) systems are networks in which every node is an equal participant (whether transmitting data, exchanging content, or invoking services) and there is an absence of any centralised administrative or coordinating authorities. P2P systems are inherently more scalable than equivalent client-server implementations as they tend to use resources at the edge of the network much more effectively. This paper details the rationale and design of a P2P middleware for collaborative content management.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:15138
Additional Information:Proceedings Paper 5th International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS 2005) MAY 22-25, 2005 Atlanta, GA

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