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Director of Editorial Content: Director of Book Publications: Development Editor: Publishing Assistant: Typesetter: Quality control: Cover Design: Printed at: Kristin Klinger Julia Mosemann Christine Bufton Kurt Smith Carole Coulson Jamie Snavely Lisa Tosheff Yurchak Printing Inc. Published in the United States of America by Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global) 701 E. Chocolate Avenue Hershey PA 17033 Tel: 717-533-8845 Fax: 717-533-8661 E-mail: cust@igi-global.com Web site: http://www.igi-global.com/reference Copyright © 2010 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without written permission from the publisher. Product or company names used in this set are for identification purposes only. Inclusion of the names of the products or companies does not indicate a claim of ownership by IGI Global of the trademark or registered trademark. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Handbook of research on P2P and grid systems for service-oriented computing : models, methodologies and applications / Nick Antonopoulos ... [et al.]. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Summary: "This book addresses the need for peer-to-peer computing and grid paradigms in delivering efficient service-