3rd International Workshop on
Collaborative Service-oriented
P2P Information Systems

(COPS 2007)

16th IEEE International Workshops on
Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises
(WETICE 2007)

18-20 June 2007 - Paris (France)

Preliminary Program

Workshop Theme

The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of P2P (Peer-to-Peer) systems, service-oriented systems and collaborative information systems to exploit the emerging idea of Collaborative Service-oriented P2P Information Systems.
P2P Systems are popular because of the many benefits that they offer: adaptation, self-organization, fault tolerant and massively distribution and replication of large amount of resources. The P2P environment is particularly challenging for implementing collaborative information systems because of the scale of the network and fault-tolerance nature of peers characterizing most P2P systems today. However, research community of P2P Systems has mainly focused on search and security aspects and collaboration is simply viewed as an architectural paradigm rather than an application framework for P2P systems.
On the other hand, collaborative systems are rapidly converging towards the adoption of a computing paradigm based on service-oriented architectures, according to which a system results from the composition of a set of services. In this context, a major challenge for collaborative businesses and service providers is to offer services with high levels of QoS (quality of service). In order to enable better QoS, service providers may employ P2P networks to bring applications closer to their consumers, overcoming slow backbone paths, network congestions and physical latencies.
The COPS'06 workshop is at its third edition and aims to discuss new research ideas and applications exploiting Collaborative Service-oriented P2P Information Systems that can highlight new potential architectures for collaborative systems and that can contribute to clarify limits and potentials of emerging technologies. People can present and discuss their results to contribute to the development of a technology and of a shared vision of the field.

Papers presented at the previous edition (COPS'06) can be found here.

Workshop Topics

We seek high-quality and original contributions on the general theme of collaborative service-oriented information systems and P2P computing. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics of special interest:

·         Cooperative searching for P2P systems

·         P2P systems in complex collaboration environments

·         P2P systems for supporting collaboration through reuse

·         Trust-based P2P systems for collaborative enterprise

·         P2P Reputation Systems

·         Visualization techniques for P2P information systems

·         Web services and P2P systems

·         Grid services and P2P systems

·         P2P systems based on service-oriented architectures

·         Quality of Service (QoS) issues in P2P systems

·         Quality of Business (QoBiz) issues in P2P systems

·         Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in P2P systems

Important dates

·         Deadline for paper submission: February 15, 2007 March 4, 2007

·         Notification to authors: April 13, 2007

·         Camera ready version of accepted papers: May 12, 2007

·         Advance registration with discount: June 1, 2007 (on-site registration after this date)

·         WETICE 2007 Workshops and On-site registration: June 18-20, 2007

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee

Submission Details

COPS 2007 intends to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the key issues, approaches, open problems, innovative applications, and trends in this research area.

Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and references to related state-of-the-art work. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their views of the field at the oral presentation. Papers up to six pages (including figures, tables and references) can be submitted. Papers should follow the IEEE format, which is single spaced, two columns, 10 pt Times/Roman font. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. Authors should also provide contact addresses, if different from the submitting electronic address. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF) and will be peer-reviewed by at least three program committee members.

Full papers accepted for the workshop will be included in the proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Note that at least one author from each accepted paper should register to attend WETICE 2007 to get the paper published in the Post-conference Proceedings

If you have further questions or remarks, please do not hesitate to contact the workshop co-chairs.

Please submit your paper by accessing the submission site.

last update: October 2006