Busetta, Paolo and Bouquet, Paolo and Adami, Giordano and Bonifacio, Matteo and Palmieri, Francesco (2003) K-Trek: A Peer-to-Peer Approach To Distribute Knowledge In Large Environments. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)
In this paper, we explore an architecture, called K-Trek, that enables mobile users to travel across knowledge distributed over a large geographical area (ranging from large public buildings to a national park). Our aim is providing, dis-tributing, and enriching the environment with location-sensitive information for use by agents on board of mobile and static devices. Local interactions among K-Trek devices and the distribution of information in the larger environment adopt some typical peer-to-peer patterns and techniques. We introduce the architecture, discuss some of its potential knowledge management applications, and present a few experimental results obtained with simulation.
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