P2P 2003
P2P 2002
P2P 2001




The Scope

P2P2004 is the fourth 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 of the suggested topics are:

Security in P2P Systems

Trust and Reputation



Overlay System Monitoring


Overlay Super Computers


Overlay Architectures

Network Management







Object Location and Retrieval

Storage Systems



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

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

2 May 2004

Notification of acceptance

7 June 2004

Camera ready papers due*

20 June 2004


25-27 August 2004

*NOTE: At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference on or before the deadline of 25 June 2004.

Submission Details

Send anonymized 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:

Germano Caronni, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, USA

Steering Committee:

Nahid Shahmehri, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden (Chair)


Ross Lee Graham, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden (Conference Series Coordinator)


Bernhard Plattner and David Basin,
ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Program Committee co-Chairs:

Nathalie Weiler, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Germano Caronni

Program Committee:

Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Alberto Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, UK
Nahid Shahmehri, Linkoping University, Sweden
Jeremy Bryans, University of Newcastle, UK
Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Bernard Traversat, Sun Microsystems, USA
Patrick Senac, ENSICA, Toulouse, France
Yiming Hu, University of Cincinnati, USA
Bernhard Plattner, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Shuigeng Zhou, Fudan University, China
Dirk Westhoff, NEC Europe, Germany
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Ross Lee Graham, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Marcel Waldvogel, IBM Research, Switzerland
Peter Van Roy, UCL, Belgium
Raphael Rom, Technion, Israel
Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Inst., Poland


Srikumar Venugopal, Juha Takkinen, Daniel Bauer, Mirco Musolesi, Torsten Ackemann, Zhiyong Xu, Marc Rennhard, Johan Aberg, Kaj Nyström, Luc Onana Alima, Diana Senn, Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Yingwu Zhu, Keping Zhao, Yue Zhao, Håkan Mattsson, Thomas Dübendorfer, Daniel Sigg, Claudiu Duma, Karoly Farkas, Glenn Scott, Eduard Turcan, David Hausheer, Honghao Wang, Cecile Åberg, Ralph Deters, Alan Smith, Sergio Marti, Paul Hurley, Bruno Carton, Donatien Grolaux, Valentin Mesaros, Martin Mauve, Tsung-Nan Lin, Patrick Lambrix, Christoph Kessler, George Fankhauser, Nitin Garg, Roie Melamed, Gal Badishi, Dr. Panayiotis Periorellis, Marco Mamei, Marius Portmann, Emir Halepovic, James Walkerdine, Bai Xiaole, Kostas Katrinis, Kevin Almeroth, Carlo Mastroianni, Daniel Hughes, Georgios Parissidis, Karlo Berket, Pierangela Samarati, Abhishek Gupta, Claus Eikemeier, Tyson Condie, Patrick Eaton, Mayur Deshpande, Gil Zussman, Prasanna Ganesan, Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Viiveke Fåk, Tingting Zhang, Jianjun Zhang, Oliver Heckmann, Vasilios Darlagiannis, Hannes Birck, Dahlia Malkhi, Evangelia Kalyvianaki, Almut Herzog, John Wilander, Nicolas C. Liebau.

Last-Minute Emergency Reviews:

Ralph Deters, Almut Herzog, Claus Eikemeier, Eduard Turcan, Shuigeng Zhou, Paul Hurley, Marco Mamei, Cecile Aberg, Daniel Sigg, Marcel Waldvogel, Prasanna Ganesan.

P2P2004 Invitation for Tutorial Submissions

The call for tutorial submissions is now closed. Please check the program for more information on tutorials.
















Final Program available!
Paper and Tutorial Submission Closed!

23-August-04, Final Program is available.

18-June-04, Registration is open.

17-June-04, Advanced registration extended to 9-July-04, author registration extended to 27-June-04.

7-June-04, Accepted Papers and Posters Here

12-April-04, Submit Papers Here

26-Jan-04, PC Filled Up

01-Nov-03, Web Page Goes Live