Date Added: Nov 2010
Designing the architecture of future network requires the understanding of how a topological structure influences the performance of a network. The paper of the topology known as complex network theory has revealed the omnipresence of power law topology in many real networks. This power law topology is known to provide high efficiency in data exchange among individual nodes as well as robustness against random failures on them. For this reason, this topological structure has been adopted in several algorithms for the construction of an overlay network in the context of Peer-To-Peer (P2P) networks.