Call for Papers

The 5th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'06) provides a forum for researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art in peer-to-peer computing and to identify key research challenges in the area. IPTPS'06 will continue to build on the success of the previous workshops. The goal of the workshop is to examine peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems, and also to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead. In the context of this workshop, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which most or all clients also act as servers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of systems, networking, and theory. The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks, presentations of position papers, and discussions. There will be no formal, published proceedings, so accepted workshop papers may be revised, expanded and submitted to full conferences and journals. However, authors of accepted papers are encouraged to forward their papers to an upcoming, independent, special issue of Wiley's Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. The issue will include IPTPS papers as well as independent submissions. Finally, to ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance at IPTPS will be limited to participants who are active in the field.

Submission Guidelines

Each potential participant should submit a position paper that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be invited based on the originality, technical merit, and topical relevance of their submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed in their submissions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers. In particular, submissions to IPTPS should not be concurrent with a substantially similar submission to a conference, including condensed versions of work that has been submitted to a conference and is currently under review. Papers should follow these guidelines:

6 pages or less, including appendices and references
Two columns are acceptable
Font size must be no smaller than 11pt.

Paper submission: Click here to submit a paper to IPTPS.

Important Dates

Paper submission:    November 14, 2005 (11:59pm PST) Final!
Author notification:    January 15, 2006
Camera ready:    February 12, 2006
Workshop:    February 27-28, 2006