EU/IST Project "Market Management of Peer-to-peer Service"

August 24, 2004

9.00 - 17.00 hours


The slides of the presentations are now available (final program in pdf)


Location: Institut für Technische Informatik und Kommunikationsnetze, ETH Zürich

Gloriastrasse 35, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland, ETZ Building, Room E 9


The summary of the first MMAPPS Day event (hosted as part of NGC/ICQT'03 in Munich, Germany) can be found here.

The second MMAPPS Day, co-located with the Fourth International Peer-to-Peer conference (P2P2004), will present the results of the EU/IST funded project "Market Management of Peer-to-Peer Services". Within this project the peer-to-peer paradigm has been investigated and it has been assessed how peer-to-peer systems can be extended to incorporate market mechanisms. This is a particular challenge since current peer-to-peer systems are inherently distributed without central control. How market mechanisms can be used to co-ordinate and control peer behaviour is one major part of the MMAPPS project.

A middelware solution (based on JXTA) that has been implemented in the project shows how market mechanisms in a peer-to-peer environment can be realised within a "standard" peer-to-peer environment. The goal is that different peer-to-peer based applications can use market mechanisms without having to implement all the concepts and modules but rather making  use of the MMAPPS middelware. The middelware is made public available (as open source software) so that others can use the result of MMAPPS. Further, a number of applications have been built on-top of the MMAPPS middelware to demonstrate how peer-to-peer technology extended by market mechanisms can be used in different application domains.

The MMAPPS Day is addressed at researchers and experts from different areas of the distributed systems, communications and peer-to-peer community. Further, application builders who are interested in using peer-to-peer in a commercial context are invited to attend the day. During the day concepts, issues but also the middelware solution and example applications will be shown.


Final Program

8.30 Registration

9.00 Welcome [.ppt]
Burkhard Stiller, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

9.15 Invited Talk: Self-organization in Peer-2-Peer Data Management [.pdf]
Karl Aberer, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland

10.15 Coffee Break (sponsored by TIK, ETH Zürich)

11.15 MMAPPS Project -- Technical Overview [.ppt]
Ben Strulo, BT, U.K.

11.55 Theoretical Background of MMAPPS Market Management Concepts [.ppt]
Costas Courcoubetis, AUEB, Greece and Ben Strulo, BT, U.K.

12.30 Lunch

13.30 MMAPPS Middleware and Architecture [.ppt]
Jan Gerke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Andreas Mauthe, TU Darmstadt, Germany

14.00 MMAPPS Demonstrators: RadCITA [.ppt] and Enhanced mp3 Sharing Application [.ppt]
Niel Finlayson, Mysterian, U.K. and Mark Banfield, Telekom Austria, Austria

15.00 Coffee Break (sponsored by TIK, ETH Zürich)

15.30 Incentives for Effective Overlay Constructions in Heterogeneous Environments [.ppt]
Vasilios Darlagiannis, TU Darmstadt, Germany

16.00 Accounting in P2P Systems [.ppt]
Nicolas Liebau, TU Darmstadt, Germany

16.20 PeerMart: Pricing Mechanisms in P2P Systems [.ppt]
David Hausheer, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

16.40 Discussion: Outlook and Future Trends in P2P
Ben Strulo, BT, U.K.

17.00 Closing

Project Partners: Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece; BT, U.K.; Lancaster University, U.K.; Mysterian, U.K.; Telekom Austria (TA), Austria;
TU Darmstadt (TUD), Germany; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH), Switzerland