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IPTPS '10 will be co-located with NSDI '10.

Important Dates

Workshop Organizers


Submission Guidelines

Demo Session

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Call for Papers
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IPTPS '10 Call for Papers

9th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems
(IPTPS '10)

April 27, 2010
San Jose, CA

Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association

IPTPS '10 will be co-located with the 7th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '10), which will take place April 28–30, 2010.

Workshop Program

The workshop program is now available online. Register today!

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: Friday, December 18, 2009, 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification of acceptance: Sunday, February 28, 2010
  • Demo proposals due: Monday, March 15, 2010
  • Electronic files due: Monday, March 29, 2010

Workshop Organizers

Program Co-Chairs
Michael J. Freedman, Princeton University
Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington

Program Committee
Brian Cooper, Yahoo! Research
Roger Dingledine, Tor Project
Christophe Diot, Thomson
Dejan Kostić, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Karthik Lakshminarayanan, Conviva
Baochun Li, University of Toronto
Jinyang Li, New York University
Boon Thau Loo, University of Pennsylvania
Bruce Maggs, Duke University and Akamai
Sue Moon, KAIST
Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research
KyoungSoo Park, University of Pittsburgh
Michael Piatek, University of Washington
Rodrigo Rodrigues, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Pablo Rodriguez, Telefónica Research
Antony Rowstron, Microsoft Research
Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley
Robbert van Renesse, Cornell University
Maarten van Steen, VU University Amsterdam
Xiaowei Yang, Duke University
Haifeng Yu, National University of Singapore

Steering Committee
John R. Douceur, Microsoft Research
Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University
Geoffrey M. Voelker, University of California, San Diego
Ben Y. Zhao, University of California, Santa Barbara


The 9th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems (IPTPS '10) provides a forum for researchers to engage in a lively discussion of current and future trends in peer-to-peer systems. Co-located with NSDI '10 in San Jose, CA, this one-day workshop provides a venue in which to present and discuss peer-to-peer technologies, applications, and systems and to identify key research issues and challenges that lie ahead.

This year, the workshop's charter will be expanded to include topics relating to self-organizing and self-managing distributed systems. This is in response to recent trends where self-organizing techniques proposed in early peer-to-peer systems have found their way into more managed settings such as datacenters, enterprises, and ISPs to help deal with growing scale, complexity, and heterogeneity. In the context of this year's workshop, peer-to-peer systems are defined to be large-scale distributed systems that are mostly decentralized, are self-organizing, and might or might not include resources from multiple administrative domains.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Network and system support for peer-to-peer systems
  • Self-organizing and self-managing distributed systems
  • Adaptive algorithms and architectures for large-scale distributed systems
  • New applications and protocols for peer-to-peer systems
  • Availability, robustness, performance, and scaling
  • Security, privacy, anonymity, anti-censorship, and incentives
  • Lessons drawn from experience with deployed peer-to-peer systems
  • Measurement, modeling, and workload characterization

Papers will be selected based on originality, likelihood of spawning insightful discussion, and technical merit. The program will include presentations of position papers along with plenty of time for lively discussion among the participants, as well as a demo session for working systems.

Submission Guidelines

Author names and affiliations should appear on the title page (reviewing is not blind). 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. Paper submissions should follow these guidelines:

  • 5 or fewer pages, including appendices and references
  • Two columns
  • 10-point type on 12-point leading ("single-spaced")
  • Pages should be numbered
  • PDF or PostScript format
Papers must be submitted via the Web submission form.

All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the workshop. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the day of the workshop, April 27, 2010.

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX IPTPS '10 Web site; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX Conference Submissions Policy for details. Questions? Contact your program chairs,, or the USENIX office,

Demo Session

Beyond the traditional forum for presenting high-quality workshop papers, this year's IPTPS will include a session for demonstrating working code and peer-to-peer systems. Much like a poster session, presenters should prepare to showcase their systems throughout the demo session. A best demo award will be given at the end of the session.

To submit a proposal to present at IPTPS's demo session, please email the following information to in plain text (no attachments):

  • Title
  • Author names and affiliations
  • URL of project home page (if available)
  • Brief summary of project and novelty (up to 300 words)
  • What will be shown in the demo (up to 150 words)

IPTPS will provide each demo presenter with:
  • One cocktail round table, 3' in diameter
  • One poster board (3'x4'), one easel, and push pins
  • Power outlets
  • Wireless connectivity
Note that wireless connectivity may not be high bandwidth, so presenters are recommended to prepare a self-contained demonstration.
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