Giancarlo Fortino <>
Fri Jan 20 10:28:39 CET 2006

************************** CALL FOR PAPERS **************************

Workshop on the Use of P2P, GRID and Agents for the
Development of Content Distribution Networks (UPGRADE-CDN)

to take place during

15th IEEE HPDC (High Performance Distributed Computing)
June 28-31, 2006, Paris, France


High-Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC) combines the advances in
research and technologies in high speed networks, software, distributed
computing and parallel processing to deliver high-performance, large-scale
and cost-effective computational, storage and communication capabilities to
a wide range of applications.
The intent of this meeting is to provide a forum in which researchers report
on new ideas and technical insights, application teams express the
challenges of constructing wide area or scalable high performance
applications, and technology creators report on future developments.

Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) have recently emerged to improve
efficiency of static, time-dependent and/or rich media content delivery atop
large-scale IP-based networks. Apart from network technology advances,
design and implementation of robust and efficient CDNs in large-scale
computing environments demand for emerging paradigms and software technology
able to support the core functionalities of CDNs, namely distribution,
management, discovery and delivery of content. Agent, P2P and GRID computing
paradigm and technology have already demonstrated their suitability in
supporting the development of high-performance systems over large-scale,
dynamic and heterogeneous environments. Therefore we believe that their
integrated use, which accounts for dynamism (P2P), robustness (GRID), and
intelligence (Agents), can augment effectiveness and boost efficiency of the
future content distribution infrastructures.

Researchers involved in emerging distributed technologies such as P2P,
Grids, intelligent and mobile agents may be interested in showing how such
technologies can be adopted to support effective design and efficient
implementation of high-performance CDNs. Also researchers from the CDN
research area could be interested in the investigation of such innovative
technologies that can be exploited to meet the more and more dynamic nature
of CDNs.

The workshop can be a place in which researchers can present and exchange
their ideas and research results to facilitate the convergence of such
technologies in CDNs.
The outcome of the workshop should be twofold:
- to investigate how P2P, Grid and Agent technologies can be usefully
exploited in CDNs
- to favour the convergence of such paradigms through experience in the well
suited domain of CDNs

In this workshop we are therefore interested in the combined issues of using
P2P, GRID and Agent technology to support effective design and efficient
implementation of high-performance content distribution networks.

Areas of interest
We are interested in the following topic areas (although this list should
not be treated as exclusive) which should be approached through
the combined use of P2P, GRID and Agent technologies:

* architectures for general-purpose content distribution networks
* architectures for streaming content distribution networks
* protocols and mechanisms for content and resource management
* protocols and mechanisms for content and resource discovery
* protocols and mechanisms for content delivery
* protocols and mechanisms for content distribution
* mechanisms for content-based request redirection
* mechanisms for cooperative caching
* frameworks and toolkits for the development of CDNs
* novel applications based on CDNs

Program Chairs
Giancarlo Fortino - Università della Calabria, Italy

Carlo Mastroianni - ICAR/CNR (Italian National Research Council), Italy

Carlo E. Palau - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Workshop Program Committee

Manuel Esteve         Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Michael J. Freedman     University of New York, USA
Adriana Iamnitchi University of South Florida, USA
Jiming Liu         Hong Kong Baptist University, Honk Kong
Michela Meo         Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Guillaume Pierre Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Omer Rana         University of Cardiff, UK
Wilma Russo         Università della Calabria, Italy
Giandomenico Spezzano ICAR/CNR (Italian National Research Council), Italy
Cormac J. Sreenam       University College Cork, Ireland
Domenico Talia         Università della Calabria, Italy
Ian Taylor         University of Cardiff, UK
Rainer Unland         University of Essen, Germany
Eugenio Zimeo         Università del Sannio, Italy

Web Site
Most recent information about this track may be found at
the UPGRADE-CDN'06 web site at

Submission Guidelines

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be
Please submit full papers: 6 pages maximum in IEEE Compute Science format.
Please follow this link to submit your paper:
Please remember you need to register before submitting your paper.
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the
International Program Committee. A
ll accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.

The workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE CS and distributed at
the conference.

Journal Special Issue

We have also planned to have a SPECIAL ISSUE on an International Journal
with the best papers presented and discussed to the workshop.

Important Dates

February 28, 2006: Submission of Papers

March 31, 2006   : Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection

April 10, 2006   : Submission of Camera-Ready Copies of Accepted Papers

June  20, 2006   : Workshop Takes Place.

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