P2PECON has expanded its scope and changed its name to:
Workshop on the Economics of Networked Systems (NetEcon06)

Call For Papers

The Third Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems follows the two previous workshops, P2P Econ 2004, P2P Econ 2003, and aims to bring together a diverse and interdisciplinary group of researchers in systems, artificial intelligence, and economics.

From file-sharing to distributed computation, from application layer overlays to mobile ad hoc networking, the ultimate success of a peer-to-peer system rests on the twin pillars of scalable and robust system design and alignment of economic interests among the participating peers. The Third Workshop on Economics of Peer-to-Peer Systems will bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss the economic characteristics of P2P systems, application of economic theories to P2P system design, and future directions and challenges in this area.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- incentives and disincentives for cooperation 
- distributed algorithmic mechanism design 
- reputation and trust 
- reliability, identity, and attack resistance 
- network externalities and scale economies 
- public goods and club formation 
- accounting and settlement mechanisms 
- payment and currency systems 
- user behavior and system performance 
- measurement studies 
- leveraging heterogeneity without compromising anonymity 
- economic impact to network providers 
- interconnection of P2P networks 

The program of the workshop will be a combination of invited talks, paper presentations, and discussion.

Authors should submit a position paper that expresses a novel or interesting problem, offers a specific solution, reports on actual experience, or advances a research agenda. Papers will be selected based on their originality, technical merit and topical relevance, as well as the likelihood that they will lead to insightful discussions at the workshop. Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website.

Last updated on February 10, 2005