Achilles Kameas , Computer Technology Institute
Irene Mavrommati , Computer Technology Institute
Dimitris Ringas , Computer Technology Institute
Prashant Wason , Computer Technology Institute and Indian Institute of Technology
In the new paradigm of computer use, the computer ceases to exist as an integrated multi-task device, but disintegrates into a task-oriented collection of networked devices. These devices do not resemble to computers yet they have computational abilities. None of these concepts will be realised without appropriate support from communication technologies — P2P networking being the primary candidate. This paper describes part of the research being conducted in the Extrovert Gadgets project geared towards applying P2P computing solutions to the context of networked everyday objects.