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P2P 2008 : 8th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing


Conference Series : International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
When Sep 8, 2008 - Sep 11, 2008
Where Aachen, Germany
Abstract Registration Due Apr 13, 2008
Submission Deadline Apr 20, 2008
Notification Due Jun 9, 2008
Categories    P2P

Call For Papers

Call for Papers -- IEEE P2P'08
8th International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing

September 8-11, 2008
Aachen, Germany


IEEE P2P'08 is the eighth conference in a series of annual conferences
concerned with overlay network technologies and massively distributed
systems & applications.

Peer-to-Peer systems benefit from and share the resources owned by
systems that are distributed around the Internet. Examples of such
technologies include peer-to-peer applications and grids, and in
general, any large-scale distributed system characterized by
decentralization and sharing of resources.

Recently, interesting applications of P2P technology have begun to
emerge, together with new platforms for application development. We
invite papers that reflect experience with practical applications of
the current state of the art, or that explore new application areas.
We are particularly interested in real, large-scale, deployed systems
and applications, rather than small-scale examples composed of a few
nodes. The key issues to be considered are scalability, robustness,
and security; we believe that these aspects are fundamental issues
that must be solved before Peer-to-Peer and Grid services will become

Consistent with the previous occurrences of this conference, we would
like to promote collaboration in research among academic institutions,
government organizations, and business enterprises that are concerned
with the research and implementation of peer-to-peer networks, grids,
and large scale distributed systems.


Topics that relate to Peer-to-Peer systems, Peer-to-Peer applications,
Grid systems, large-scale distributed systems, and overlay networks
are open for consideration. We would like to give special
encouragement to experience reports with applications, with particular
emphasis to those that treat problems related to scalability,
robustness and security.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

* P2P applications and services
* Industrial applications / P2P in use
* Security in P2P systems
* Performance and robustness of P2P systems
* Self-organization in P2P systems
* P2P Information retrieval
* Higher-level query support in P2P systems
* Semantic overlay networks and
semantic query routing in P2P systems
* Trust and reputation management in P2P systems
* Overlay architectures and topologies
* P2P overlay interworking with underlying infrastructure
* Overlay monitoring and management
* Social networks
* P2P Systems over MANETs
* Delay Tolerant P2P systems
* P2P economics
* Cooperation in P2P systems
* P2P workload characterization and simulation
* P2P grids

The P2P'0x conference series has developed to a highly selective
conference on all topics of Peer-to-Peer research. The acceptance rate
of the previous conferences was around 20%.

All papers will be reviewed by at least three experts from the
mentioned areas. The proceedings will be published by IEEE Press. A
hardcopy will be available at the Conference. IEEE technical
sponsorship is currently pending.


We are especially interested in experience with practical,
large-scale, industrial, deployed applications. Therefore P2P'08 is
going to set up a special industry track in its program.

Please indicate when submitting your paper if you wish your submitted
paper to be considered into an industry track.


P2P'08 is encouraging the P2P community to demonstrate their latest
system developments and P2P applications at the P2P 2008 conference
site. In addition to the demo presentation announced in the official
conference program, a two page abstract will be published in the

For further and most up-to-date details check the P2P'08 web site:


P2P'08 will host tutorials alongside the main conference. Tutorials
will take place on Monday, September 8th, 2008. Tutorial presenters
are invited to submit high-quality tutorial proposals on novel and
emerging topics as well related to the general focus of the main
conference or an introduction to P2P. Tutorials should generally be
self-contained in nature. More information on the conference and the
tutorials is available under


Abstract submission deadline: April 13, 2008
Full paper submission deadline: April 20, 2008
Notification of acceptance: June 9, 2008
Camera ready papers due: June 16, 2008
Conference: September 8-11, 2008


IEEE P2P'08 is looking for original, unpublished contributions in
all aspects of Peer-to-Peer systems as described in the conference

Papers can be submitted as regular full papers (max. 10 pages) or short
papers (2-4 pages) showing early ideas.

Selected papers will be published in the Springer Journal
"Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications". A separate call be made
after the conference.

Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space,
two-column format using at least 10 point size type. The maximum page
limit is 10 pages (camera-ready versions may be restricted to 8 pages)
for full papers and 2-4 pages for short papers.

The IEEE templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word, as well as related
information, can be found at the P2P'08 website. Paper submission is
managed through EasyChair. All papers must be submitted in PDF
format. You can access the submission system by following the link
given on the P2P'08 web page.

All papers must be registered with the system by the abstract
submission deadline (April 13th, 2008). Papers are accepted in PDF
format only and must be uploaded by the paper deadline (April 20th,


General Chair:
- Klaus Wehrle, RWTH Aachen University

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
- Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany
- Sandeep K. Singhal, Microsoft Corporation, USA
- Ralf Steinmetz, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Industrial Liason Chair:
- Oliver Heckmann, Google Labs Zurich

Tutorial/Demo Chair:
* Nicolas Liebau, TU Darmstadt

Publication/Publicity Chair:
* Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information
* Ute Mueller, RWTH Aachen University

Program Committee:
- see for the complete list

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major additions to the schedule and other late breaking news.

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Contact us by e-mail at p2p08 @

Links to the previous editions of this conference can be found at the
homepage of the P2P conference series at

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