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Using speakeasy for ad hoc peer-to-peer collaboration

W. Keith Edwards, Mark W. Newman, Jana Z. Sedivy, Trevor F. Smith, Dirk Balfanz, D.K. Smetters, H. Chi Wong, and Shahram Izadi


Peer-to-peer systems appear promising in terms of their ability to support ad hoc, spontaneous collaboration. However, current peer-to-peer systems suffer from several deficiencies that diminish their ability to support this domain, such as inflexibility in terms of discovery protocols, network usage, and data transports. We have developed the Speakeasy framework, which addresses these issues, and supports these types of applications. We show how Speakeasy addresses the shortcomings of current peer-to-peer systems, and describe a demonstration application, called Casca, that supports ad hoc peer-to-peer collaboration by taking advantages of the mechanisms provided by Speakeasy.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the 2002 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work, New Orleans, November 16 - 20, 2002.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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