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[freehaven-dev] CfP: Second Workshop on the Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems

[please forward widely -RD]

        Second Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems

               Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

                     June 4-5, 2004


 From file-sharing to distributed computation, from application layer
overlays to mobile ad hoc networking, the ultimate success of a
peer-to-peer system rests on the twin pillars of scalable and robust
system design and alignment of economic interests among the
participating peers. Following the success of the first workshop, the
Second Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems will again bring
together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to
discuss the economic characteristics 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:

- incentives and disincentives for cooperation
- distributed algorithmic mechanism design
- reputation and trust
- reliability, identity, and attack resistance
- network externalities and scale economies
- public goods and club formation
- accounting and settlement mechanisms
- payment and currency systems
- user behavior and system performance
- measurement studies
- leveraging heterogeneity without compromising anonymity
- economic impact to network providers
- interconnection of P2P networks

The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks,
paper presentations, and discussion. Workshop attendance will be
limited to ensure a productive environment. Each potential
participant should submit a position paper that expresses a novel or
interesting problem, offers a specific solution, reports on actual
experience, or advances a research agenda. Participants will be invited
based on the originality, technical merit and topical relevance of
their submissions, as well as the likelihood that the ideas expressed
in their submissions will lead to insightful discussions at the
workshop. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.

Submission guidelines:

Submissions of position papers are due April 1, 2004, and should not
exceed 5 pages (excluding references and appendices). 
Two column papers are acceptable, but the font size
should be no smaller than 10pt. Papers must be submitted electronically,
preferably in PDF format, to <p2pecon@eecs.harvard.edu>.

Important Dates :

     Submission due: April 1
     Notification of acceptance: April 30
     Revised version due: May 22
     Workshop: June 4-5

Program Committee:

     Matthew Jackson, CalTech (co-chair)
     David Parkes, Harvard University (co-chair)

     Lawrence Ausubel, University of Maryland
     Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
     Estelle Cantillon, Harvard University
     John Chuang, UC Berkeley
     Costas Courcoubetis, Athens University of Economics and Business
     Peter Cramton, University of Maryland
     Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven Project
     John Douceur, Microsoft Research 
     Eric Friedman, Cornell University
     Ramayya Krishnan, CMU
     John Ledyard, CalTech
     Paul Milgrom, Stanford University
     Brian Noble, University of Michigan
     Mema Roussopoulos, Harvard University
     Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University
     Rann Smorodinsky, Technion
     Ion Stoica, UC Berkeley
     Rakesh Vohra, Northwestern University
     Dan Wallach, Rice University
     William Walsh, IBM Research
     Michael Wellman, University of Michigan
     Simon Wilkie, CalTech