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3rd Workshop on the Use of P2P, GRID and Agents for the
Development of Content Networks (UPGRADE-CN'08)
to take place during
ACM/IEEE HPDC (High Performance Distributed Computing)
June 23-27, 2008, Boston, MA, USA

Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) have emerged to improve the
efficiency of static, time-dependent
and rich media content delivery atop large-scale IP-based networks. The
main objective of current CDNs
is the efficient delivery and increased availability of content to the
consumers. However, modern
applications do not just perform retrieval or access operation on content
but also create, modify and
manage content, and actively place content at appropriate locations. To
deal with such new requirements,
more general Content Networks (CNs) are being introduced. Design and
implementation of robust and efficient
CNs in large-scale computing environments demand for emerging paradigms
and software technologies.
Agent, P2P and GRID computing paradigms have already demonstrated their
suitability in supporting the
development of high-performance systems over large-scale, dynamic and
heterogeneous environments.
Therefore their use, which accounts for dynamism (P2P), robustness
(GRID), and intelligence (Agents),
can augment the effectiveness and boost the efficiency of future content
distribution infrastructures.

Areas of interest
In this workshop we are interested in the exploitation of P2P, GRID and
Agent paradigms and technologies
to support the effective design and efficient implementation of high-
performance Content Networks.
In particular, the areas of interest are the following (although this
list should not be treated as exclusive):
* Architectures for general-purpose content networks
* Architectures for streaming content distribution networks
* Architectures for mobile dynamic CDNs
* Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based CDNs
* Grid/P2P/Agent-based content delivery and management
* Protocols and mechanisms for content management, delivery,
  discovery and distribution
* Platforms and tools for content production
* Mechanisms for content-based request redirection
* Mechanisms for cooperative caching
* Frameworks and toolkits for the development of CNs
* Economics-oriented modelling in CDNs
* Novel applications based on CNs
* CDN pricing and support for market aware CDN services
* Experience with research content network test-beds
* CNs for bio-informatics
* CNs for scientific computing

Program Chairs
Giancarlo Fortino - Università della Calabria, Italy
Carlo Mastroianni - ICAR/CNR, Italy
Mukaddim Pathan, University of Melbourne, Australia

International Program Committee
Jemal H. Abbawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Cyril Briquet, University of Liege, Belgium
James Broberg, University of Melbourne, Australia
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Melon University, USA
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Kolja Eger, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, USA
Gianluigi Folino, ICAR/CNR, Italy
Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Andrew Harrison, University of Cardiff, UK
Ian Kelley, University of Cardiff, UK
Jaime Lloret, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Carlos Palau, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Wilma Russo, Università della Calabria, Italy
Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR/CNR, Italy
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria, Italy
Ian Taylor, University of Cardiff, UK
Rainer Unland, University of Essen, Germany
Athena Vakali, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Web Site and contact email for inquiries

Submission Guidelines
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be
Please submit full papers: 8 pages maximum in IEEE Computer Science
format (double column).
Please follow this link to submit your paper:
Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the
International Program Committee.

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

Journal Special Issue
As for the first 2 editions, selected papers will be invited to a special
issue of an international journal.
The special issue of the 1st edition was published in FGCS, Elsevier,
whereas the special issue of the
2nd edition will be published in MAGS, IOS Press.

Important Dates
February 20, 2008: Submission of Papers
March 20, 2008: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection
April 10, 2008: Submission of Camera-Ready Copies
June 23, 2008: Workshop Takes Place

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