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P2PCDVE 2010 : P2P Collaborative Distributed Virtual Environments 2010


When Oct 25, 2010 - Oct 29, 2010
Where Hersonissou, Crete, Greece
Abstract Registration Due Jun 15, 2010
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2010
Notification Due Jul 31, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 13, 2010
Categories    peer to peer   DVE   MULTIPLAYER   overlays

Call For Papers

International Workshop on
P2P Collaborative Distributed Virtual Environments
(P2P CDVE 2010)

October 25th, 2010

Collaborative Distributed Virtual Environments (CDVE) enable geographically distant users to echange information, communicate and collaborate. CDVE are currently exploited in different areas, from videoconferences, shared whiteboards and computer supported collaborative work (CSCW) to distributed simulations like military or civil protection distributed simulations for training and massively multiplayer online games (MMOG). MMOG like World of Warcraft or Second Life, are currently gaining increasingly attention in the software market.

Currently the client server model is still the reference computational model for this kind of applications, but approaches based on the P2P model have recently been proposed. In the client server architecture a single server is responsible of guaranteeing the consistency and the persistency of the state of the CDVE. The server notifies the update of the state to the interested users. The main disadvantages of this solution is the low level of robustness and of scalability due to the presence of the single server.

The definition of a fully distributed architecture for CDVE is an actual challenge because of the complexity of these applications which integrate networks, graphics and AI techniques. On the other hand, the adoption of a distributed computational model is mandatory to overcome the low scalability of client server architectures. P2P architectures are a promising alternative architecture for this kind of applications. Several issues have to be solved to define a fully distributed architecture for these applications. The most important are related, for instance, to the management and the consistency of the state in a fully distributed environment and to the security of the system.


Researcher from academy and industry are invited to submit a paper related to the following topics
● P2P Overlays for Collaborative Distributed Virtual Environments
● Scalability
● State Consistency
● State Persistency
● Security and Privacy
● Content Streaming
● Cheating Prevention Techniques
● Responsiveness
● Hybrid Architetures
● Implementation Issues


Abstract Submission Deadline: Jun 15
Paper Submission Deadline:Jun 30
Acceptance Notification:Jul 30
Camera Ready Due:Aug 13
Registration Due:Sep 3

Workshop: October 25th, 2010


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final cameraready format. Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.

Failure to comply with the formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review. The paper submission site is located at:

Workshop Organizer

Laura Ricci, Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Italy

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, Pisa Italy.
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Workshop Program Committee (to be confirmed)

• Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy (chair)*
• Fabrizio Baiardi, University of Pisa, Italy
• Ranieri Baraglia, ISTI, CNR, Pisa, Italy
• Abdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
• Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna,Italy
• Behnoosh Hariri, University of Ottawa, Canada
• Shun Yun Hu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
• Stephan Krause, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
• Alberto Montresor, University of Trento
• Raffaele Perego, ISTI, CNR, Pisa, Italy
• Marco Roccetti, University of Bologna, Italy
• Gregor Schiele, University of Mannheim, Germany
• Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
• Arno Wacker, University of Duisburg, Germany
• Shun Yun Hu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

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