The Second International Workshop on P2P Systems and Applications

P2PSA 2007

May 13-19, 2007 - Mauritius

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICIW 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICIW 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICIW 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Call for Papers:

The impact on millions of users via the proliferation of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks such as eDonkey, Kazaa and Gnutella was rapidly increasing and seriously influencing business models (online services, cost control) and user behavior (download profile). An important fraction of the Internet traffic belongs to P2P applications.

P2P applications run in the background of user’s PCs and enable individual users to act as
downloaders, uploaders, file servers, etc. Designing and implementing P2P applications raise particular requirements. On the one hand, there are aspects of programming, data handling, and intensive computing applications; on the other hand, there are problems of special protocol features and networking, fault tolerance, quality of service, and application adaptability

Additionally, P2P systems require special attention from the security point of view. Trust, reputation, copyrights, and intellectual property are also relevant for P2P applications.

P2PSA 2007 covers all the aspects mentioned above. We solicit research, and industrial contributions. The P2PSA 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to)

P2P architectures, techniques, paradigms
P2P programming and data handling 
P2P security features
Data and compute intensive applications 
P2P networks and protocols
P2P management
P2P Trust and reputation management
Fault tolerance in P2P, quality of availability, accounting in P2P
Self-adaptiveness in P2P overlay networks
Self-configurable P2P systems
Case studies, benchmarking
Copyright and intellectual property,
Electronic marketplace, Digital asset management and trading systems
Platforms, environments, testbeds


The P2PSA 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important dates:

Submission deadline December 1, 2006 December 12, 2006
Notification January 15, 2007 January 19, 2007
Registration and Camera ready February 5, 2007 February 8, 2007

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

The files should be sent via

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to .


TPC Members:

Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d'Essonne - UFR S&T, France
Serge Chaumette, University of Bordeaux, France
Giuseppe Ciaccio, DISI - Universita' di Genova, Italy
Eugeni Dodonov, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Jawad Drissi, Texas State University, USA
David Erman, Blekinge Institute of Technology; Sweden
Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada
Stefan Fischer, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Ayalradi Ganesh, Microsoft, UK
Fayez Gargouri, ISIN - Sfax, Tunisia
Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
Danny Hughes, Lancaster University, UK
Joaquin Keller, France Telecom, France
Omar Khadeer Hussain, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Dragos Ilie, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, USA
Peter Kropf, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Christoph Lindemann, University of Dortmund, Germany
Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
Abdel Maach, University of Montreal, Canada
Bertrand Mathieu, France Tlcom, R&D Division , France
Jan de Meer, IHP, Germany
Rodrigo Fernandes de Mello, ICNC USP, Brazil
Giancarlo Ruffo, Universit di Torino, Italy
Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI Galway, UK
Avinash Shankaranarayanan, Griffith University, Australia
Gwendal Simon, France Telecom, France
Nazif Cihan Tas, University of Maryland, USA
Jean-Charles Verdi, Sand-Labs, France
James Walkerdine, Lancaster University, UK
Zhe Yang, Soochow University, China

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICIW 2007


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