Aug 2007 Peer to Peer Journal Papers [Daniel Cutting]

Computer Journal

Along with Daniel Cutting and Bjorn Landfeldt we have recently had two Journal papers accepted. Daniel was my first PhD student who submitted his thesis on Implicit Group Messaging on P2P network in June of 2007.

The first paper "Special interest messaging with SPICE" will be published by The Computer Journal.

"The Computer Journal publishes research papers in a full range of subject areas, as well as regular feature articles and occasional themed issues to enable readers to easily access information outside their direct area of research. The journal provides a complete overview of developments in the field of Computer Science." This paper presents what we feel is a new and novel form of mass group communication. Will this form of group communication take off? It's difficult to say but clearly we will break away from just consumer directed information seeking which is limited and is bound to change.

The second paper "SPICE: Scalable P2P Implicit Group Messaging" has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Computer Communication's Special issue on Foundation of Peer-to-Peer Computing.

"Computer Communications is an peer-reviewed international journal for those involved in designing and building the data communications systems of the future. It provides engineers, researchers, and consultants and systems managers in academia and industry with state-of-the-art papers on practical developments in computer- and tele-communications technology." This paper shows how a decentralised peer to peer solution can support Implicit Group Messaging in a scaleable and global manner. The work in this paper shows that new and novel forms of group communication can be facilitated by peer to peer networks with little strain in the network. A range of comprehensive and interesting "fairness" measures are presented and are used to show that the approach taken is fair both locally and globally.

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