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First International Workshop on
1st International Workshop on

Peer to Peer Networks (PPN´07)

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 26, 2007

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Peer to Peer Networks, in which peer distributed computers around the Internet form a cooperative network to combine and share their resources, have recently gained a lot of attention in the social, commercial, and academic communities and attracted a lot of interest in research. They provide a great potential for building a cooperative networks that are self-organizing, efficient, and scalable to some extent.

Some of the benefits of a peer to peer approach include improving scalability by avoiding dependency on centralized points, eliminating the need for costly infrastructure by enabling direct communication among clients, and enabling resource aggregation.

While file-sharing has been very successful, peer-to-peer networks are important and useful for more than just (illegal) sharing of song and video files. One of the early driving forces behind the peer-to-peer concept is that there are many computers in homes and offices that lie idle for large chunks of time. Why then not leverage these idle resources to do something useful, like sharing computation or sharing content?.

The primary goal of this workshop is to serve as an active forum for researchers in the field of peer to peer networking, to meet and exchange background and current challenges in this area.


Topics of interest includes the following (but are not limited to) themes:

  • service and resource discovery in peer to peer networks
  • data dissemination in peer to peer networks
  • data management in peer to peer networks
  • security in peer to peer networks
  • quality of service in peer to peer networks
  • real time applications in peer to peer networks
  • performance evaluation of peer to peer networks
  • protocols for peer to peer networks
  • peer to peer networks interoperability


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 15, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Authors are invited to submiteither research papers or proposals for demos. All papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers must be in English. Research papers must no exceed 10 pages in length. Demo proposals may be up to 4 pages in length and describe the main features of the software to be demonstrated, and how it relates to the theme of the workshop.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Program Commitee Chairs:

Farid Naït-Abdesselam
University of Science and Technology of Lille, France.

Jiankun Hu
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

Azzedine Boukerche
SITE, University of Ottawa,
Ottawa, Canada.

Program Committee Members

  • Marinho Pilla Barcellos - Unisinos, Brazil.
  • Jalel Ben-Othman - University of Versailles, France.
  • Brahim Bensaou - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Tarek Bijaoui - Carthage University, Tunisia.
  • Jean Carle - University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France.
  • Song Ci - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.
  • Pilar Herrero - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain.
  • Ashfaq Khokhar - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
  • Nouredine Melab - University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille, France.
  • Alberto Montresor - University of Trento, Italy.
  • Florent Nolot - Université of Reims, France.
  • Aris Ouksel - University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.
  • Douglas Reeves - NC State University, USA.
  • Ahmed Serhrouchni - Telecom Paris, France.
  • Orazio Tomarchio - University of Catania, Italy
  • Kurt Tutschku - University of Wurzburg, Germany.
  • Carlos Becker Westphall - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • Sherali Zeadally - University of the District of Columbia, USA.