Peer-to-Peer Constellations in an IMS-Enabled Network Architecture Based on Interactive Broadcasting

  • Evangelos Markakis
  • Charalabos Skianis
  • Evangelos Pallis
  • George Mastorakis
  • Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
  • Antonis Antonas
Part of the Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies book series (MOST, volume 3)


This chapter elaborates on emerging advances and solutions to introduce the convergence of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mechanisms into interactive broadcasting systems, enhanced with IP Multimedia Subsystem capabilities. The proposed solutions enable for the proper users’ access on P2P-based services from dispersed locations, as well as the deployment of a novel users’ ecosystem to gear-up new businesses and increase revenue prospects. The P2P-based network architecture is validated through several experimental tests, performed on an actual prototype providing real transmission and reception of data. The experimental results justify the effectiveness of the solution and indentify open issues for further investigation and experimentation.


Peer-to-Peer networks interactive broadcasting IP multimedia subsystem experimental prototype 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evangelos Markakis
    • 1
  • Charalabos Skianis
    • 1
  • Evangelos Pallis
    • 2
  • George Mastorakis
    • 3
  • Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
    • 4
  • Antonis Antonas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanSamosGreece
  2. 2.Department of Informatics EngineeringTechnological Educational Institute of CreteCreteGreece
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationTechnological Educational Institute of CreteCreteGreece
  4. 4.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of NicosiaEngomi, NicosiaCyprus

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