1st EMANICS Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Management (2008)

March 3-4, 2008
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Sponsored by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854)


The goal of this workshop is to exchange ideas in the area of peer-to-peer (P2P) management.

P2P networking concepts have been applied successfully in different areas of Internet-based communication, including P2P file sharing, P2P telephony, and P2P video streaming. P2P-based applications are known to scale well and to achieve a high robustness against failures. However, due to the absence of a central point of control, the management of P2P networks as well as the use of P2P principles for management remains a challenge.
This workshop will address the application of P2P concepts for network and service management, the management of P2P networks, as well as fully decentralized and distributed management approaches. The program will include presentations from several EMANICS members who have done work in this area or who have performed experiments on EmanicsLab, the research network of EMANICS.


The workshop is open to the public. However, all participants are kindly asked to register for this workshop. Registration is free. Deadline for registration: February 18, 2008.

Workshop Program

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

10:00 Registration
Welcome (Slides (PDF, 304 KB))
David Hausheer and Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich
10:45 Keynote: Efficiency and Information Management in Peer-to-Peer Systems (Slides (PDF, 2519 KB))
Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology
11:45 P2P Technologies Employed in Network Management (Slides (PDF, 427 KB))
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, University of Twente and UFRGS
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Distributed and Autonomic Real-Time Traffic Analysis (Slides (PDF, 1469 KB))
Cristian Morariu, University of Zurich
14:45 Distributed Monitoring of Resource Usage in a Virtual Lab (Slides (PDF, 681 KB))
Pau Valles and Joan Serrat, Technical University of Catalonia
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Distributed Case-Based Reasoning for Fault Management (Slides (PDF, 319 KB))
Ha Manh Tran, Jacobs University Bremen
16:45 EmanicsLab – A Distributed Computing
and Storage Testbed for EMANICS
(Slides (PDF, 933 KB))
David Hausheer, University of Zurich
End of first workshop day
Social event
09:00 Start of second workshop day
09:15 Policy-based Management of Wireless Ad Hoc and P2P Networks (Slides (PDF, 781 KB))
Antonis Hadjiantonis, University of Surrey
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Revocation Mechanisms in P2P Networks (Slides (PDF, 803 KB))
Thibault Cholez, Nancy University
11:15 Agent based Modelization for P2P Networks (Slides (PDF, 1229 KB))
Julien Siebert, INRIA Lorraine
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Fast Similarity Search for Structured P2P Systems (Slides (PDF, 1220 KB))
Thomas Bocek and Fabio Hecht, University of Zurich
Interworking of P2P-SIP and traditional SIP Network (Slides (PDF, 792 KB))
Balamurugan Karpagavinayagam, INRIA Lorraine and Cristian Stefan, University of Pitesti
14:30 Wrap up and discussion
15:00 End of second workshop day

Proceedings will be made available electronically on this website after the workshop.


University of Zurich
Department of Informatics (IFI), CSG BIN
Room 1.D.06/07
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich

For directions to the workshop location and information about hotels check out the local travel information.

Local Infrastructure and Social Event

WLAN access will be provided on site, together with the necessary directions.

Coffee/tea breaks will be held in the meeting room. The lunches will be taken in the University Mensa, which can be reached inside the building in about 3 minutes.

The social event will be held outside the University premises and we do require to run a joint tram/bus ride. Thus, timing is CRUCIAL and essential for all participants.

Time to leave for social event: 18.05 hours sharp from CSG@IFI at the end of the first workshop day.

To ease your travel on that Monday March 3, 2008, please buy that morning (if you need to come to our location by public transport, e.g., tram, bus, or S-Bahn) a 24 hour ticket of zone 10 (see local travel information).


Registered Participants

  • Tudor Balanescu, University of Pitesti
  • Daniel Bauer, IBM Zurich Research Lab
  • Sebastian Kay Belle, University of Konstanz
  • Konstantin Benz, University of Zurich
  • Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich
  • Mark Burgess, Oslo University College
  • Thibault Cholez, Nancy University
  • Isabelle Chrisment, Nancy University
  • Daniel Eichhorn, Netcetera AG Zurich
  • Olivier Festor, INRIA Lorraine
  • Kalman Graffi, Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Antonis Hadjiantonis, University of Surrey
  • Cyrus Hall, University of Lugano
  • Hasan, University of Zurich
  • David Hausheer, University of Zurich
  • Fabio Hecht, University of Zurich
  • Xiao-Yu Hu, IBM Research Zurich
  • Ela Hunt, ETH Zurich
  • Humaira Ijaz, University of Innsbruck
  • Balamurugan Karpagavinayagam, INRIA Lorraine
  • Feng Liu, Ludwig-Maximilians-University München
  • Maximilian Michel, DoCoMo Labs Europe
  • Cristian Morariu, University of Zurich
  • Aiko Pras, University of Twente
  • Jeff Rose, University of Lugano
  • Ramin Sadre, University of Twente
  • Philip Schaffner, University of Zurich
  • Juergen Schoenwaelder, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Joan Serrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Julien Siebert, INRIA Lorraine
  • Florin Smaranda, University of Pitesti
  • Cristian Stefan, University of Pitesti
  • Ralf Steinmetz, Darmstadt University of Technology
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich
  • Ha Manh Tran, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Pau Vallès, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Eran Weiss, RayV inc.
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, University of Twente and UFRGS