Peer-to-peer and web computing

Topic 18


In the context of this topic, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which all or most communication is symmetric. Peer-to-peer technologies are aimed for building large-scale distributed services. In particular peer-to-peer architectures could be used in the context of web and grid computing to provide scalable self-organizing resources. Because of their size, autonomy and possibly high volatility, peer-to-peer systems provide the opportunity for researchers to re-evaluate many fields of distributed computing, such as protocols, infrastructures, security, certification, fault tolerance, scheduling, performance, etc.
This topic examines peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems, and also identifies key research issues and challenges.

Global Chair:
Prof. Seif Haridi
Visiting Professor
Department of Computer Science
National University of Singapore

Vice Chair:
Prof. Karl Aberer Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (LSIR)
Institute for Core Computing Science (IIF)
School for Computer and Communication Science (I&C)
EPFL 1015 Lausanne

Vice Chair:
Prof. Peter Van Roy:
Catholic University of Louvain
Department of Computing Science and Engineering
Place Sainte Barbe, 2
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Local Chair:
Prof. Michele Colajanni
Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Ingegneria
UniversitÓ di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Via Vignolese, 905 - 41100 Modena, Italy TBA

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