Topic 7

Peer to peer computing


Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems allow any computer (peer) anywhere to share information and resources with others peers, in a large scale distributed computing environment. The computing environments promoted by P2P systems and technology are decentralized in nature, exploring a symmetric pairwise interaction model. They are self-organized and self-coordinated, dynamically adapted to peer arrivals and departures, and highly resilient to failures, high latencies and huge numbers of neighbours (tens of thousands to millions of peers). As P2P research becomes more mature, new challenges emerge to support complex and heterogeneous distributed environments for sharing and managing data, resources, and knowledge, with highly volatile and dynamic usage patterns. This topic provides a forum for researchers to present new contributions on P2P technologies, applications, and systems, identifying key research issues and challenges.



Global Chair Local Chair
Alberto Montresor
Department of Information and Communication Technology
University of Trento
Povo, Italy
Fabrice Le Fessant
Parc Club d'Orsay Université
Orsay, France
Vice Chair Vice Chair
Dick Epema
CD Delft, the Netherlands
Spyros Voulgaris
ETH Zurich
Institute for Pervasive Computing
Zurich, Switzerland