Mobile Plug-and-Play Architecture for Collaborative Hybrid Peer-to-Peer Applications

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Increasing heterogeneity of networks, services and applications emphasizes the need for middleware as an essential part of the information technology infrastructure. To implement novel 3G and beyond 3G mobile applications and services, the light-weight middleware utilizing application supernetworking and hybrid Peer-To-Peer (P2P) - client/server concepts can be considered. Application supernetworking means collaboration of applications that utilize a set of common functionalities for sharing contextual information and managing sessions and connectivities. Hybrid P2P - client/server concept aims to optimize the network system features by exploiting the advantages of both the P2P and client/server domains.