Peer-to-Peer Systems

Chair: Thomas Fuhrmann

Program Committee Members

Peer-to-peer systems are about to become a mainstream technology for content distribution and personal communication in the Internet. Their self-* properties make these systems extremely robust as well as cost efficient. Yet, peer-to-peer systems still struggle to find their place between the provider-oriented service model of the commercial Internet and the grass-roots model of the early adopters and the file-sharers.

This peer-to-peer track of SSS 2009 seeks to close the gap between the academic results on self-organizing distributed systems and the requirements of mainstream applications in the Internet. It shall provide a platform to discuss the shortcomings of current P2P applications as well as the potential of recent findings on self-organizing systems to further improve P2P systems and applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Practical application of self-* techniques.
  • New P2P applications and service models.
  • Integration of P2P technology with legacy applications.
  • Experiences and insights from P2P system deployment.
  • Integration of P2P networks with ISP networks.
  • Measurement studies of large-scale P2P systems.
  • Technical realization of commercial and legal aspects.
  • Trust, fairness, and privacy.
  • Dependability and resilience.
  • Ground truth in self-* research.
  • Incentive issues in P2P systems