The Scope

P2P2005 is the fifth 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



Papers undergo a throghough peer-review process before acceptance for presentation. We include all presented papers in the proceedings. The IEEE Proceedings hardcopy will be available at the Conference.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

22 April 2005

Notification of acceptance

1 June 2005

Camera ready papers due

17 June 2005


31 August - 2 September 2005

*NOTE: At least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference on or before the deadline of June 17th.

Submission Details

Send anonymized paper submissions (pdf only) using our on-line service. Regular papers 8 pages; short/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, Link÷pings Universitet, Sweden (Chair)


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

Local Chair:

Marcel Waldvogel, Uni Konstanz, Germany

Program Committee co-Chairs:

Nathalie Weiler, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Marcel Waldvogel, Uni Konstanz, Germany

Program Committee:

Daniel Bauer, IBM Research, Switzerland
Marc Rennhard, University of Applied Sciences (ZHW), Switzerland
Klaus Wehrle, University of Tuebingen, Germany
Paolo Penna, UniversitÓ di Salerno, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Patrick Eaton, UC Berkeley, USA
Patrick Senac, ENSICA, France
Peter Triantafillou, University of Patras, Greece
Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Inst., Poland
Yiming Hu, University of Cincinnati, USA
Nahid Shahmehri, Linkoping University, Sweden
Christoph Schuba, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA
Cecilia Mascolo, University College London, GB
Manfred Hauswirth, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Douglas S Reeves, North Carolina Sate Univ., USA
Sandeep Singhal, Microsoft, USA
Alberto Montresor, University of Bologna, Italy
Paul Hurley, IBM Research Zuerich, Switzerland
Sonja Buchegger, UC Berkeley, USA
Germano Caronni, Sun Mircosystems Labs., USA
Martin May, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Mirco Musolesi, Dave Thaler, Peter Williamson, Todd Manion, Noah Horton, Cecile Aberg, Johan Aberg, Ioan Chisalita, Almut Herzog, Claudiu Duma, Torsten Ackemann, Daniel Hughes, Marco Mamei, Vasilios Darlagiannis, James Walkerdine, Noureddine Melab, Richard Gold, Laurent Vercouter, Jukka K. Nurminen, Jaime Lloret, Oliver Heckmann, Ralph Deters, Emir Halepovic, Ramin Shahriari, Wai Gen Yee, Ramprasad Madhavan, Kian-Lee Tan, Paul Smith, Karlo Berket, Alan Smith, Rolland Vida, Song Ye, Eng Keong Lua, Jack Y. B. Lee, Guillaume MULLER, Joaquin Salvachua, Hailong Cai, Rajiv Ranjan, Zhijun Wang, Antonino Virgillito, Ajay Kshemkalyani, Ozgur Sahin, Tang Wen, Jianjun Zhang, Carlo Marchetti, Naoki Wakamiya, Zhiyong Xu, Christian Stork, Peter Froehlich, Vassilios Dimakopoulos, Florian Specker, Carlo Sartiani, Bartlomiej Sieka, Michael Kinateder, Sebastien Ardon, Panagiotis Periorellis, Xiaoming Zhou, Evangelia Kalyvianaki, Anwitaman Datta, Ivana Stankovic-Kojic, Claus Eikemeier, John Miller, Marius Portmann, Alberto Mozo, Mayur Deshpande, Carmine Ventre, Pasquale Ambrosio, Roberto De Prisco, Vincenzo Auletta, Giuseppe Persiano, Loubna Mekouar, Arno Wagner, Vincent Lenders, Emil Ong, Byung-Gon Chun, Juha Takkinen, Ravi Rao, Bin Wu, Luis GarcÚs-Erice, Aleksy Schubert, Xiao Mingzhong

Last-Minute Emergency Reviews:

Emir Halepovic, Christoph Schuba, Kian-Lee Tan, Luis Garces-Erice, Alan Smith, Jaime Lloret, Johan Aberg

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24-Apr-05 Complete list of submissions here!
22-Apr-05 Paper registration closed
02-Apr-05 Program committee complete
13-Dec-04 Web page goes live
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