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The Fourth International Workshop on Dependable and Sustainable Peer-to-Peer Systems (DAS-P2P 2009)
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January 13 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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The Fourth International Workshop on Dependable and Sustainable Peer-to-Peer Systems (DAS-P2P 2009) is a workshop that focuses on dependability and sustainability of peer-to-peer (P2P) systems, with respect to their design, operations, applications, and social impacts.

P2P is a promising technology upon which we can build sustainable societies.

Designs of P2P systems are characterized by their usage of overlay networks such that there is symmetry in the roles among participants. This implies distribution of authorities, not only preventing single points of failure, but also assuring a level of autonomy that allows many of us to spontaneously start, maintain, or recover from failures of such systems.

Although difficulties exist, such as issues of trust among participants, one needs to be aware that such difficulties are, in many parts, due to our own human nature; depending on P2P is, in fact and literally, depending on ourselves and our friends, who seem to be the only ones we can trust anyway, when it comes to our own survival.

The goal of this workshop is to share experiences, insights and new ideas, set forth a research agenda, and suggest future directions by collaborations among researchers in different disciplines and with similar interests toward dependability and sustainability.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of relevant topics:

  • Designs and operations of dependable and sustainable P2P systems
    • Self-organization and emergence
    • Attack-resistance
    • Fault tolerance
    • Private P2P network
    • Accountable anonymity/pseudonymity design
    • Local-production-local-consumption network
    • Design, analysis, and in-field evaluation of sustainable operations
    • Sustainable mutual trust
    • Sustainable reciprocal relationships
    • Ad-hoc network
    • Mobility
  • Applications and social impacts of dependable and sustainable P2P systems
    • Sustainable economy
    • Sustainable governance
    • Life style in accordance with the natural environment of the 21st century
    • Rescue activities
    • Post-catastrophic recovery
    • Global optimization of resource allocation and utilization
  • Implementations and case studies

Guidelines for Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript.  The paper should be used as the basis for a 20 - 30 minute workshop presentation.

  • Papers should be submitted according to the instruction on the workshop site by clicking here.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc).
  • At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.



Yusuke Doi
Communication Platform Laboratory, Corporate R&D Center,
TOSHIBA Corporation
1 Komukai-Toshiba-Cho, Saiwai-Ku, Kawasaki
Kanagawa 212-8582 Japan

Youki Kadobayashi
Graduate School of Information Science
Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Takayama 8916-5, Ikoma
Nara 630-0192 Japan

Akiko Orita
Chuo Graduate School of Strategic Management
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 112-8551 Japan

Kenji Saito (main contact)
Research Institute for Digital Media and Content (DMC)
Keio University
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8345 Japan

Program Committee

Nikos Antonopoulos, University of Surrey, UK
Stéphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yusuke Doi, TOSHIBA Corporation, Japan (co-chair)
Claudiu Duma, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
Debojyoti Dutta, Cisco Systems, USA
Noria Foukia, University of Otago, New Zealand
Maria Gini, University of Minnesota, USA
Youki Kadobayashi, Nara Instritute of Science and Technology, Japan (co-chair)
Anirban Mondal, University of Tokyo, Japan
Elizabeth Ogston, University of Warwick, UK
Akiko Orita, Chuo University, Japan (co-chair)
Omer F Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Kenji Saito, Keio University, Japan (co-chair)
Claudio Sartori, University of Bologna, Italy
Kazuyuki Shudo, Utagoe Inc., Japan
Sheng Zhong, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA


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