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International Workshop on Resource Discovery Mechanisms for P2P Systems

International Workshop on Resource Discovery Mechanisms for P2P Systems (P2P-RDM)

Co-located with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT 2011) held on August, 31st – September, 2nd  2011 in Pafos (Paphos), Cyprus.

Workshop Chairs

Laura Ricci, Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa
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Ranieri Baraglia, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
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Workshop Organizers

Patrizio Dazzi, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
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Matteo Mordacchini, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Aims & Topics of Interest:

In the last years Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing has emerged as a milestone in distributed computing. It enables large-scale aggregation of resources (e.g. files, applications, services, storage, processing cycles and services) geographically distributed and belonging to unrelated administrative domains. P2P computing is characterized by the presence of an equivalent set of nodes, peers, able to self-organize and to share a set of distributed resources within the network.

Despite the results obtained by many researchers on theoretical and application aspects, advancing in ICT poses many challenges in terms of protocols, infrastructures, secure and efficient access and allocation of resources, fault tolerance, scalability and performance.

Particular interest has been expressed on resource discovery, in which an important aspect is the expressiveness in the selection criteria of resources. Being able to select in efficient way a set of resources that meets specific criteria is a requirement of many systems and applications such as Grid systems and online-gaming applications.

This workshop will focus on new methods and algorithms to efficiently and effectively access data distributed over large-scale P2P overlay networks. The workshop particularly encourages papers that address these aspects as well as papers presenting novel architectural solution for these systems. However, more broadly, papers are solicited on any topic related to P2P computing, including the topics listed below.

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: April, 15th Extended to May, 1st
Notification of acceptance: May, 15th Postponed to May, 25th
Camera ready deadline: May, 31st
Workshop date: August, 31st – September, 2nd

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. The length of the papers should not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references. Authors must use the IEEE template for Conference Proceedings to prepare their submission. Documentation and style files (Word, LaTeX) can be found at the IEEE site. Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair website of the workshop:


Accepted papers of the P2P-RDM workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press and indexed in the IEEE Digital Library.
According to the number and the quality of the submitted papers a selection of them will be published on a special issue of the Future Generation Computing Systems journal.

Program Committee

Amitabha Bagchi, IIT
Massimo Coppola, ISTI-CNR
Paolo Costa, Imperial College London
Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR
Dick H.J. Epema, University of Delft
Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna
Vivi Fragopoulou, FORTH-ICS
Pedro Garcia Lopez, University Rovira i Virgili
Nazli Goharian, Georgetown University
Mark Jelasity, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and University of Szeged
Miroslaw Korzeniowski, Wroclaw University of Technology
Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology
Aleksandra Kovacevic, TU Darmstadt
Nicolas Le Scouarnec, Technicolor Rennes
Claudio Lucchese, ISTI-CNR
Victor Malyshkin, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento
Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna
Salvatore Orlando, University of Venice
Marcelo Pasin, University of Lisbon
Raffaele Perego, ISTI-CNR
Marinho Pilla Barcellos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Etienne Riviere, University of Neuchatel
Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna
Fabrizio Silvestri, ISTI-CNR
Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR-CNR
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria
Paolo Trunfio, University of Calabria
Alexey Vinel, Russian Academy of Sciences