2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '03)

20-21 February 2003 - Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA, USA.

(Link to other workshops: IPTPS)

The 2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'03) aims to provide a forum for researchers active in peer-to-peer computing to discuss the state-of-the-art and to identify key research challenges in peer-to-peer computing. IPTPS'03 hopes to continue and build on the success of the first workshop, IPTPS'02.

The goal of the workshop is to examine peer-to-peer technologies, applications and systems, and also to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead. In the context of this workshop, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which all or most communication is symmetric. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • peer-to-peer applications and services
  • peer-to-peer systems and infrastructures
  • peer-to-peer algorithms
  • security in peer-to-peer systems
  • robustness in peer-to-peer systems
  • anonymity and anti-censorship
  • performance of peer-to-peer systems
  • workload characterization for peer-to-peer systems

The workshops aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of systems, networking, and theory. The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks, presentations of position papers, and discussions. To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance will be limited to about 50 participants who are active in the field. Each potential participant should submit a position paper that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be invited based on the originality, technical merit and topical relevance of their submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed in their submissions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions are due by 11:59:59 pm (Pacific time) on November 1, 2002, and should not exceed 5 pages. Two column papers are acceptable, but the font size should not be smaller than 11pt. Papers must be submitted electronically in printable postscript or PDF form. Use this link to submit your paper. (Note that you will be asked to create an user account on the conference web server before submitting your paper. Since we do not use the EDAS central database from Columbia, you will be asked to create an user account even if you have used the EDAS system at other conferences.)

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 25 October 1 November 2002, Midnight, PDT (no other extensions will be granted)
Notification of Acceptance: 20 December 2002
Camera-ready copy due: 3 February 2003
Workshop: 20-21 February 2003

A post-proceedings of the workshop will be published by Springer-Verlag in their LNCS Hot Topics series.