Supporting Peer-to-Peer User Communities

  • Julita Vassileva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2519)

Abstract

The paper describes a design of a peer-to-peer system which is being developed currently to support file and service (help, advise) sharing in research groups and groups of learners. The design addresses some non-technical problems in the deployment of P2P systems, such as coping with free riders, creating closely-knit groups of users sharing common interests and trust. It describes a user modelling approach for servents and presents several approaches for motivating users to participate and contribute to the community.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julita Vassileva
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatchewanCanada

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