A simple method is proposed for peer-to-peer description and discovery of resource-sharing communities as well as the resources themselves. An XML Schema document describes a shared resource. By applying transformations, specified in XSL, the schema is used to generate an application with the ability to publish and search for the defined object. Meta-data is indexed and searchable allowing complex objects to be discovered. We propose to solve the problem of discovery for resource-sharing communities by treating a community as a shared resource. An XML Schema description of resource-sharing communities is used to generate a P2P system for community discovery.

Additional Metadata
Keywords peer-to-peer, resource description, resource discovery, XML Schema
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDCSW.2002.1030850
Conference 22nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2002
Citation
Mukherjee, A., Esfandiarl, B, & Arthorne, N. (2002). U-P2P: A peer-to-peer system for description and discovery of resource-sharing communities. In Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (pp. 701–705). doi:10.1109/ICDCSW.2002.1030850