Date Added: Oct 2009
Developing new network services in the Internet is complex and costly. This high entrance barrier has prevented new innovation and has stuck the Internet as being mainly client/server-based. End-system based decentralized services are cheaper but more complex than centralized systems. The ariba framework aims at easy development of such decentralized services without infrastructure support. In this paper, the authors present the ariba framework and show how it can facilitate development of decentralized services through self-organization and its network abstraction.