P2P 2002
P2P 2001




The Scope

P2P2003 is the third Conference in a continuation of annual conferences concerned with the convergence of overlay network technologies that empower the leaf-nodes. 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. This has opened new security issues. 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.

Consistent with our previous conferences we promote a collaboration in research between academic institutions, government organizations, and business enterprises that are concerned with the research and implementation of P2P, Grids, and Clusters.


Any topic that relates to Peer-to-Peer, Grids, and Clusters is open for consideration. We would like to give special encouragement to research papers on security technology and policy issues for these overlay networks.Some other suggested topics are:

Overlay System Monitoring




Overlay Super Computers






Overlay Architectures

Network Management



We include all presented papers in the proceedings. The IEEE Proceedings hardcopy will be available at the Conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

2 June 2003

Notification of acceptance

23 June 2003

Camera ready papers due*

7 July 2003


1-3 September 2003

*NOTE: At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference on or before the deadline of 7 July 2003.

Submission Details

Send paper submissions (pdf only) using our on-line service. Regular papers 8 pages; poster papers 2 pages. Paper formatting should follow IEEE guidelines (double column, size 10 font).

Organization Committee

Conference Chair

Mariam Kamkar, Linköpings universitet, Sweden

Steering Committee Chair

Nahid Shahmehri, Linköpings universitet, Sweden

Program Committee

Enrico Angori, Datamat, Italy


David Barkai, Intel, USA


Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia


Germano Caronni, Program Co-Chair, Sun Microsystems, USA


Ross Lee Graham, Program Co-Chair, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden


Seif Haridi, Swedish Institute of Computer Science and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Christoph Kessler, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Martin King, Quick Com, Switzerland


Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, UK


Alberto Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy


Nahid Shahmehri, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Bernard Traversat, Project JXTA Sun Microsystems, USA


Nathalie Weiler, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Local Organization Committee

Patrick Lambrix, Chair, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Claudiu Duma, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Eduard Turcan, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Johan Åberg, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


Annika Falk, Linköpings universitet, Sweden


A P2P2003 offer to participants in EU-funded research projects:

If you are participating in an international research project in Grid or P2P computing, and would like to schedule a project meeting to coincide with our conference to keep costs down, please contact us at

Linköpings universitet has ample meeting and conference facilities, along with dining and support facilities, and we would be happy to extend an invitation to your consortium to hold your meeting here. This could make it easier for more of your consortium members to participate in the conference and share knowledge and experience with other researchers in the field.


A P2P2003 offer to participants in EU-funded research projects...

22-Aug-03, Information for poster presenters


11-Aug-03, P2P2003 Program

08-July-03, List of accepted posters

30-June-03, List of accepted papers

18-June-03, Registration is open

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