ACM SIGecom Exchanges

P2P M-Commerce in Pervasive Environments

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Pervasive environments are characterized by the presence of wireless devices ranging from sensors to mobile PDA-phones to laptops. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) information sharing in such environments presents a tremendous opportunity for people and devices to exchange information such as music, pictures, documents and stock tickers with peers. Information that has a monetary value introduces a whole new set of problems for P2P interaction in pervasive environments. In this work, we present the design of a middleware that attempts to solve these problems using concepts of the Contract Net Protocol, Semantic Service Discovery and secure transaction protocols.


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Bibtex Entry:

@Article{P2P_M_Commerce_in_Pervasive_Environments,
	author = "Sasikanth Avancha, Peter D'Souza, Filip Perich, Anupam Joshi, and Yelena Yesha",
	title = "{P2P M-Commerce in Pervasive Environments}",
	month = "January",
	year = "2003",
	pages = "1--9",
	number = "4",
	volume = "3",
	journal = "ACM SIGecom Exchanges",
}