University of Jyväskylä

Dissertation: Methods and Applications for Peer-to-Peer Networking (Kotilainen)

Start date: Dec 21, 2011 12:00 PM

End date: Dec 21, 2011 03:00 PM

Location: Mattilanniemi, Agora, Auditorio 2

Niko KotilainenM.Sc. Niko Kotilainen defends his doctoral dissertation titled “Methods and Applications for Peer-to-Peer Networking". Opponent Adjunct Professor Sergey Balandin (Tampere University of Technology) and custos Professor Tapani Ristaniemi (University of Jyväskylä).


Due to the exponential growth of the internet during the last 15 years, peer-to-peer networks have been utilized in several new application categories ranging from internet telephony networks to currency systems. The peer-to-peer architecture has also garnered a great amount of research interest, contributing to the rapid advancement of the field.
This dissertation explores peer-to-peer networks from a number of angles and presents a wide array of research results. The results include resource discovery algorithms for peer-to-peer networks, a novel routing algorithm for mobile encounter networks, an indoors location-sensing system, middleware prototypes, application prototypes and ideas, and tools for peer-to-peer networks research. The results provide various stepping stones on the way towards new kinds of communication
applications and methods, utilizing devices that can interact and communicate more efficiently and dynamically both in local and global environments.

Further information:

Niko Kotilainen, tel. 044 342 0039,

The dissertation is published in the series Jyväskylä Studies in Computing, numero 151, 46 s., Jyväskylä, 2011, ISSN: 1456-5390, ISBN 978-951-39-4603-6 (nid.), ISBN 978-951-39-4604-3 (PDF). Inquiries: University Library, Publishing Unit, tel. 040 805 3825,

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