ICCCN 2009 features two panels:

Funding Panel


P2P: Opportunities and Challenges

In both academia and industry, peer-to-peer (P2P) applications have attracted great attentions. P2P applications such as Napster, Gnutella, FastTrack, BitTorrent, Skype, PPLive, PPStream, and UUSee, have witnessed tremendous success among the end users. Unlike a client-server based system, peers bring with them serving capacity. Therefore, as the demand of a P2P system grows, the capacity of the network grows, too. This enables a P2P application to be cheap to build and superb in scalability. The rise of P2P has put tremendous pressure on the Internet service providers (ISPs) to carry the traffic load.

In this panel, we invite panelists from system builder, P2P application builders, Internet service provider and academy to discuss the current research, development and deployment status of the P2P applications. We will also examine the impact of P2P traffic on the Internet and ISP infrastructure. We wish that through this high profile discussion, the academia, the P2P industries and the ISP will better understand each other's business. We also hope that the panel discussion will provide the audience guidance on the challenges and future research topics in P2P.