[ecoop-info] P2P-Dep 2012: 1st Workshop on “P2P and Dependability”

Miguel P. Correia miguel.p.correia at ist.utl.pt
Fri Nov 18 12:34:36 CET 2011

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      P2P-Dep 2012: 1st Workshop on “P2P and Dependability”
                       In conjunction with EDCC 2012
         (Ninth European Dependable Computing Conference)
              Sibiu, Romania, May 8-11, 2012

Organizing committee
       Fabíola Greve (fabiola at dcc.ufba.br) - UFBA
       Pierre Sens (Pierre.Sens at lip6.fr) - UPMC
       Luciana Arantes (Luciana.Arantes at lip6.fr) – UPMC

Peer to peer and self-organizing systems hold the promise of offering 
services and information anywhere and anytime, with better scalability, 
improved reliability and lower costs. This is done by eliminating the 
necessity of any statically designed infrastructure or any centralized 
administrative authority. It is in the nature of such networks to be 
self-organizing, since additionally, entities are allowed to join or 
leave the network in an arbitrary manner, making the whole system highly 

The issue of designing dependable systems that can cope with the high 
dynamism and self- organization nature of overlay networks is a real 
challenge. Therefore , many problems should be addressed. What models 
are most appropriate for dynamic systems? What kind of consistency 
requirements can be ensured? How to deploy services and data in order to 
achieve high availability and better utilization of peer capacities? How 
to construct an overlay and routing infrastructure which is scalable and 
fault-tolerant? How can applications adapt themselves to the instability 
of the system and links, due to arbitrary leaves and joins, mobility, 
failures, congestion.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different domains 
to create a forum for investigating the many aspects of providing 
dependability in self-organizing, large-scale and dynamic systems. 
Contributions may span a broad range of topics, including:

     - models for dynamic and self-organizing systems
     - scalability and reliability of dynamic systems
     - P2P storage and content distribution
     - P2P performance and robustness
     - P2P Grids
     - P2P in the Cloud Computing;
     - applications and tests.

Program committee

     - Emmanuelle Anceame, IRISA, France
     - Luciana Arantes, LIP6 – INRIA, France
     - Marin Bertier, IRISA - France
     - Marinho Barcellos, UFRGS, Brazil
     - Antonio Anta Fernandez, IMDEA, Spain
     - Fabìola Greve, UFBA, Brasil
     - Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University, USA
     - Elias Procópio Duarte Júnior, UFPR, Brazil
     - Etienne Riviere, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
     - Pierre Sens, LIP6 – INRIA, FranceI

Instruction to contributors

All submissions must be made electronically through the Easychair 
submission system (Submision link).

Only original papers (not published or under review elsewhere) should be 

Papers should be written in English in .pdf format and should be no 
longer than 6 pages, ACM style double-column format, including figures, 
tables, references, and appendices. The font size should be 11 points. 
The first page should include an abstract, authors' names, addresses and 
affiliations. The full mailing address, telephone numbers, as well as 
e-mail address of the contact author should also be indicated.

The proceedings will be published by ACM Digital Library.

Important Dates

     - January 25: submission deadline
     - March 14: notification deadline
     - March 20: camera ready

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