Call for Papers


Building on the success of the previous five IPTPS workshops, the 6th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS'07) provides a forum for researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art in peer-to-peer computing and to identify key research challenges in the area. The goal of the workshop is to examine peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems, and also to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead. In the context of this workshop, peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems, in which most or all clients also act as servers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of systems, networking, and theory. The program will include presentations of position papers along with plenty of time for discussions among invited attendees. To ensure a productive workshop environment, attendance at IPTPS will be limited to participants who are active in the field.

Submission Guidelines

Each potential participant should submit a position paper that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience. Participants will be invited based on the originality, technical merit, and topical relevance of their submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed in their submissions will lead to insightful technical discussions at the workshop. Please do not submit abbreviated versions of journal or conference papers. In particular, submissions to IPTPS must not be concurrent with a substantially similar submission to a conference, including condensed versions of work that has been submitted to a conference and is currently under review. Papers should follow these guidelines:

6 or fewer pages, including appendices and references
One or two columns
Font size must be no smaller than 11pt

Accepted workshop papers will be archived electronically, but there will be no formal published proceedings of the workshop. Accepted papers may be subsequently revised, expanded, and submitted to full conferences and journals. Because a wide range of topics is relevant to peer-to-peer systems, expanded versions of IPTPS papers might make appropriate sumbissions to a broad set of conferences, such as NDSS, NSDI, OSDI, PODC, SIGCOMM, SIGMETRICS, SIGMOD, SOSP, SPAA, USENIX, or VLDB, depending on the specific problem area addressed.

NOTE: Abstract and paper submissions are now closed.

Important Dates

Abstract submission:    November 3, 2006 (11:59 PM PST)
Paper submission:    November 10, 2006 (11:59 PM PST)
Author notification:    January 12, 2007
Camera ready:    January 26, 2007
Workshop:    February 26-27, 2007