PeerWare is the result of a research effort led by Gianpaolo Cugola and Gian Pietro Picco, which has been carried out at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. While the two researchers defined the model underlying PeerWare, the design and implementation of the current PeerWare prototype has been possible thanks to the fundamental contribution of Mirko Cesarini and Francesco Bardelli.
The research activity which brought to the development of PeerWare has been partly funded by the European Community as part of the project MOTION. We would like to thank all the members of the MOTION team for their useful comments.
Gianpaolo Cugola is an Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His research interests are, mainly, in software process and in distributed software architectures. As for software processes, he has been particularly interested in Process-centered Software Engineering Environments (PSEEs). More recently, distributed software architectures attracted his attention. In particular, he is interested in studying flexible and reconfigurable middleware for highly dynamic environments, which involve nomadic users, mobile devices, or even simply large networks of transiently connected nodes, like in the case of peer-to-peer applications.
Gian Pietro Picco is an Associate Professor at the Dipartimento
di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico
di Milano, Italy. Prior to this current appointment, he was a Visiting Assistant
Professor at the Department
of Computer Science, Washington
University in St. Louis, MO, USA. His research interests are in distributed
systems which exhibit mobility, be it logical or physical. His work in this
area thus far has investigated several aspects spanning from theoretical models
to systems research, and has led to several publications, some of which are
widely referenced by the research community.