Research on peer-to-peer systems is rapidly growing, with current focuses on infrastructure services such as routing and searching. The ultimate success of a peer-to-peer system rests on the three pillars of scalable and robust system design, useful applications and alignment of economic interests among participating peers.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss the application deployment of P2P systems, application of economic theories to P2P system design, and future directions and challenges in this area.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)

Security for p2p applications
Supporting underlays for overlay applications
Deployed application experience
Performance of p2p applications
Monitoring and administration of large p2p systems
DHT in the small, e.g., in corporate environment
Distributed multi-user internet games
The Application Interface of DHT
Interconnection of P2P networks
Incentives and disincentives for cooperation
Network externalities and scale economies
Accounting and settlement mechanisms
Payment and currency systems
User behavior and system performance
Economic impact to network providers

The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks, paper presentations, and panel discussion.

Submission and Publication

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the AEPP workshop. The length of the papers should be a maximum of 8 single-spaced pages including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch paper using at least 10 point font (based upon Springer Proceedings Style). Prospective authors should electronically submit their papers in PDF format to the online submission system. NOTE: If the submission site is down or otherwise inaccessible, you can email a PDF along with full list of authors and affiliations to or Ben Zhao. The same submission deadlines apply.

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:
Author notification:
Camera-ready final papers due:

May 30, 2005
July 1, 2005
July 30, 2005

Steering Committee

Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.
Antony Rowstron, Microsoft research
Scott Shenker, UC Berkeley, ICSI

Zheng Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia
Ben Y. Zhao, UC Santa Barbara

Workshop Co-Chairs

Qianni Deng
Department of Computer Science
Shanghai JiaoTong Univ. P.R. China

Zhichen Xu
Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Panel Chair

Ben Y. Zhao
University of California, Santa Barbara

Program committee

Guihai Chen (Nanjing Univ.)
Wei Chen (Microsoft Research Asia)
Yafei Dai (Peking Univ.)
Qianni Deng (Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.)
Y. Charlie Hu (Purdue University)
Hai Jin (Huazhong Univ. of Sci.&Tech.)
Christos Karamanolis (HP Labs)
Magnus Karlsson (HP Labs)
Lionel M. Ni (HKUST, Hong Kong)

Antony Rowstron (Microsoft research)
Frank Zhigang Wang (Cambridge-Cranfield High Performance Computing Facility)
Nong Xiao (National Univ. of Defense Tech.)
Zhichen Xu (Yahoo! Inc.)
Ben Zhao (UC Santa Barbara)
Weimin Zheng (Tsinghua Univ.)
Aoying Zhou (Fudan Univ.)