MSci dissertation: Peer-to-Peer Audio Conferencing (Stephen Strowes)

Congratulations to Stephen Strowes on submitting his MSci dissertation on Peer-to-Peer Audio Conferencing. This dissertation proposes a new overlay multicast service, Orta, that can be used for real-time group conferencing. As a proof-of-concept, the Robust-Audio Tool has been modified to use Orta in place of IP multicast. Stephen presents implementation details and evaluation results detailing the characteristics of the overlay, with some focus on its usefulness for real-time applications.