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The First International Workshop on Computational P2P Networks: Theory & Practice

ComP2P 2008

July 27 - August 1, 2008 - Athens, Greece

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This workshop is part of ICCGI 2008.

Publishing Information:

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services
Posted: IEEE Digital Library
Indexing process

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view your reviews and create rebuttal, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICCGI 2008.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.

Call for Papers:

Peer-to-Peer networks first emerged in the late 90’s as specialised systems & protocols to support distributed file sharing. Since then, the scientific community has gradually changed the way P2P networks are perceived; from file sharing applications to a general-purpose methodology that can be applied to design large scale resource discovery and sharing applications. The term resource is quite generic and encapsulates not just files but applications, services and computational resources such as storage and processing cycles.

So far the main emphasis of P2P research was on the optimisation of the design and performance of such networks in terms of file sharing. However, this work is not directly applicable to consumable resources such as services, storage and processing cycles. These resources have two main characteristics: Firstly they are non-replicable and secondly (because they are consumable) they possess a highly volatile and unpredictable availability. The combined effect of the above two attributes is that distributed hash tables and numerous successful informed search techniques cannot be directly applied to this type of resources. At the same time there is a growing demand for P2P-oriented systems that can successfully manage, retrieve and provide access to applications and computational resources in general rather than just files. Furthermore, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and content providers are increasingly looking towards exploiting the P2P scalability and performance gains over traditional client-server architectures for efficiently distributing massive volumes of media content and services worldwide.

This workshop aims to address the need for more research into the theory and applicability of P2P networks on the scalable and efficient discovery and access to computational resources from processing cycles to complex Web Services. Bearing in mind that the emphasis will be on computational resources and services, the areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Search mechanisms and heuristics for computational resources
  • P2P system analysis and design methodologies
  • Peer-to-Peer workflow management systems
  • Overlay self-organisation and management
  • Performance measurement, optimisation and benchmarks
  • Trust management and security systems for computational P2P networks
  • Free-riding prevention models
  • Semantic computational sharing over P2P networks
  • Industrial and business applications of computational P2P systems; theory and practice
  • Profitable computational P2P systems and related P2P economy model


The ComP2P 2008 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 March 5, 2008 March 14, 2008
Notification April 15, 2008 April 21, 2008
Registration and camera ready May 15, 2008

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

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 Organizer and Chair

Nick Antonopoulos, University of Surrey, UK
Antonio Liotta, University of Essex, UK

ComP2P 2008 Technical Program Committee

+Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
+Chengfu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
+Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
+Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
+Anwitaman Datta, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
+Alex Delis, University of Athens, Greece
+Vasilios Dimakopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
+Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
+Georgios Exarchakos, University of Surrey, UK
+Lee Gillam, University of Surrey, UK
+Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
+Danny Hughes, Isis Forensics, UK
+Yasushi Kambayashi, Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan
+Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
+Eleni Karatza, Aristotle University, Greece
+Dimitrios Katsaros, University of Thessaly, Greece
+Paul Krause, University of Surrey, UK
+Nikos Laoutaris, Telefonica, Spain
+Maozhen Li, Brunel University, UK
+Lu Liu, University of Leeds, UK
+Jianhua Ma, Hosei University, Japan
+Ioannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
+Constandinos Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
+Alberto Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy
+Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
+Sotiris Moschoyiannis, University of Surrey, UK
+Robert Newman, University of Wolverhampton, UK
+Nikos Ntarmos, University of Patras, Greece
+Elizabeth Ogston, University of Warwick, UK
+Michael Pantazoglou, University of Athens, Greece
+Apostolos Papadopoulos, Aristotle University, Greece
+Thanasis Papaioannou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
+Paolo Penna, University of Salerno, Italy
+Theoni Pitoura, University of Patras, Greece
+Dimitris Plexousakis, University of Crete, Greece
+Aaron J. Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland
+Amir reza Razavi, University of Surrey, UK
+Kenji Saito, Keio University, Japan
+Claudio Sartori, University of Bologna, Italy
+Kai-Uwe Sattler, TU Illmenau, Germany
+Georgios Stamoulis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
+Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
+Kurt Tutschku, University of Wurzburg, Germany
+Dimitrios Vergados, University of Piraeus, Greece
+Frank E. Walter, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
+Kan Zhang, University of Surrey, UK
+Aoying Zhou, Fudan University, China
+Albert Y Zomaya, Sydney University, Australia


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICCGI 2008.


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