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Master's Project

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Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


In a Mobile Peer-to-Peer (MP2P) network, mobile nodes share their resources among one another in a mobile wireless environment. Communication among nodes in MP2P network has become an important area for research due to the significance of its applications. The success of these MP2P applications depends on the number of users in the network, popularity of services offered, quick response and faster access to services. Some services offered could be more popular than others and some peers may contribute more to the network by catering to more requests compared to other peers. In priority based routing mechanism, there is an increase in the priority of a peer with the increase in the number of times it provides services to other peers. The priority of a shared service also increases as the number of requests for that service increases. Also, the mechanism of priority based mobile peer-to-peer routing provides higher priority for traffic destined to high contributing peers and the traffic of popular services, during routing. This would provide high contributing peers quicker response and faster access to services. Hence, this mechanism motivates more users to join the MP2P network and contribute more to the network.