The Thirteenth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing will be held September 09-11, 2013, in Trento, italy.
Scope of the Conferences
The International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing is an annual conference concerned with the convergence of overlay network technologies that empower end-user computers. These technologies include Peer-to-Peer, Grids, Clusters, and the Web Services that ride over them. These overlay networks are converging toward a common set of protocols due to their extensive implementations on the Internet and other shared environments.
These new protocols render the overlay networks functionally independent of the networks that they ride on. Cooperation between users makes possible applications that formerly required a managed infrastructure created and maintained by a commercial provider. The resulting flexibility and dynamic behavior has many benefits, but also poses substantial challenges.
Among these challenges are stability and security. Not only must we be concerned with the security within the overlay network, we must be concerned with the threats they may spawn toward the networks they ride on.
The International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing promotes a collaboration in research between academic institutions, government organizations, and business enterprises that are concerned with the implementation, deployment, and applications of P2P, Grids, and Clusters.
Alberto Montresor (Chair), University of Trento, Italy
Henning Schulzrinne , Columbia University, U.S.A.
Karl Aberer , Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Anwitaman Datta , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dick Epema , T.U. Delft, the Netherlands
Teruo Higashino , Osaka University, Japan
Wolfgang Kellerer, T. U. Munchen, Germany
Pedro Garcia Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University, U.S.A.