Context Aware Programmable Trackers for the Next Generation Internet

  • Pedro Sousa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5733)


This work introduces and proposes the concept of context aware programmable trackers for the next generation Internet. The proposed solution gives ground for the development of advanced applications based on the P2P paradigm and will foster collaborative efforts among several network entities (e.g. P2P applications and ISPs). The proposed concept of context aware programmable trackers allows that several peer selection strategies might be supported by a P2P tracker entity able to improve the peer selection decisions according with pre-defined objectives and external inputs provided by specific services. The flexible, adaptive and enhanced peer selection semantics that might be achieved by the proposed solution will contribute for devising novel P2P based services and business models for the future Internet.


Overlay Network Network Level Internet Service Provider Collaborative Optimization External Entity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Sousa
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  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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