International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Information Management

In conjunction with The First International Conference on Scalable Information Systems (Infoscale'06)
Jointly sponsored by the Create-Net and
the International Communication Sciences and Technology Association (ICST)

May 29, 2006, Hong Kong


Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems have emerged as an active research field that combines principles from networking, database, distributed computing, and information retrieval. Different from traditional client-server model, a host node in a P2P system can act as both a server and a client, which has significantly changed the way of online information sharing and distribution. P2P techniques bear the potential to realize information systems that scale to voluminous information on very large numbers of participating nodes, while facing many fundamental research challenges for information management.

This workshop intends to bring together researchers and practitioners working on P2P information systems from different disciplines. We invite papers that facilitate better understanding of challenges of P2P information management, apply ideas and techniques from different aspects, and propose innovative solutions to those challenges. Experience reports and position papers are also welcome.


Topics will include, but not are limited to:
  • P2P Applications and Services
  • P2P Information Systems and Architectures
  • Models and Query Languages for P2P Information Systems
  • P2P Information Search Techniques
  • Indexing, Caching and Replication Techniques for P2P systems
  • Metadata for P2P Information Management
  • P2P Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Adaptive P2P Information Systems
  • Mobile P2P Information Retrieval
  • P2P Multimedia Information Management
  • P2P Content Delivery
  • Security and Robustness in P2P Information Systems
  • Inter-operability Issues in Heterogeneous P2P Information Systems
  • Dynamics of P2P

Important dates

Paper Submission Deadline:January 1, 2006
Notification of Acceptance:February 7, 2006
Camera Ready Papers Due: February 22, 2006 (extended to March 24, 2006)
Workshop:May 29, 2006


The accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Press and available online through IEEE Xplore.