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The first and most important conference on P2P
O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco, California
February 14-16, 2001


P2P on the Go - Peer Mobility in The Wireless Era

Dana Moore, Senior Scientist, BBN Technologies
John Hebeler, Roku

Track: Technical Track
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Location: Colonial Room

Most of the information that users really care about resides on their personal computers. An effective mobile P2P architecture opens the PC for information access and control from remote networked wired and wireless device. This establishes a user's PC as a personal application and information server. It is always trusted and up-to-date a peer worth watching.

A mobile P2P architecture extends the reach of a user's current tool set and information base to "anywhere access and control". This discussion outlines the technical challenges, technologies, architectures, and solutions that deliver the peer to wherever the user is. The technical challenges include remotely driving applications for information extraction, device-appropriate rendering and user interfaces, and continuously adapting to the fast innovation cycle prevalent today.

Mobile P2P technologies includes Java for device independent, network savvy processing, Python for native peer access and control, XML for data exchange, various rendering technologies for PDAs and wireless phones, and secure peer network communication protocols including BXXP.

Our discussion then places the technologies into a flexible, extensible component architecture that directly addresses the mobile challenge, and is well posed for future enhancements. We demonstrate a working prototype, and highlight key coding and data format examples.

Finally, we establish network services that truly make the peer access and control efficient, reliable, and powerful.

The discussion covers all the major challenges, technologies, and architectures leading to actual real-world mobile solutions that provide users with direct access and control of their critical peer-based information, regardless of location or device.

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