5th International Workshop on

"Mobile P2P Data Management, Security and Trust (MPDMST'08)"

in conjunction with the

19th International Conference on Database

and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'2008)

Turin, Italy

September 1-5 2008


(Workshop proceedings to be published by IEEE Computer Society Press)

(Selected Papers will be considered for a Special Issue of an International Journal)




Mobile Peer-to-peer (M-P2P) computing has emerged as a new paradigm for wireless computing due to its potential to harness the computing power of the heterogeneous mobile hosts in the M-P2P network and efficiently making use of their under-utilized resources by sharing with others. M-P2P technologies require flexible, autonomous, secure and trusted resource sharing among dynamic moving peers. In this environment, research issues include large scale dynamic data management, resource discovery, replica allocation and consistency, data authentication, authorization, resource access, data security and trust. These issues have generated a lot of interest in academia as well as in industry. The aim of this workshop is to invite researchers from academia/industry working in the area of mobile computing, security, trust, mobile agent systems to discuss the new significant potential problems which arise in M-P2P data management and are different from the similar concepts studied earlier in different domains. The workshop will focus on high quality contributions on general theme of M-P2P Computing in addition to the following list of topics:


á- M-P2P Computing Architectures


- Replication, Caching and Consistency Management in M-P2P Computing


- Transaction Management and Recovery in M-P2P Systems


- Indexing, Searching and Querying in M-P2P


- Query Processing in M-P2P Computing


- Economic Models and Incentive based Schemes for M-P2P computing


- Mobile Agents in M-P2P computing


- Semantic Web and M-P2P Computing


- Trusted Resource Discovery in M-P2P Networks


- Trust and Reputation Models for M-P2P Computing


- Data Authentication and Peer Authorization in M-P2P Computing


- Data and Route Security in M-P2P Computing






Submission deadline: April 10, 2008

Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2008

Camera-ready copies: May 10th, 2008

Workshop: Sept. 1-5, 2008



Authors are invited to submit research contributions representing original, previously unpublished work. Papers should be in English and no more than 5 pages (10 font) conforming to IEEE guidelines (two column single space format). Submit papers using the following web site: (in case you encounter problems with submission website, please send an email to Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All papers will be refereed by at least three members of the program committee.



One of the authors of accepted papers must register for DEXA’08 conference and present the paper in the workshop. The accepted paper will be included in the workshop proceedings by IEEE only after paying the registration fees fixed by DEXA. Details about the DEXA’08 conference can be found at


WORKSHOP Organization Chair

Sanjay Kumar Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


Workshop Co-Chair

Anirban Mondal, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan




Bharat Bhargava, Purdue University, USA

StÚphane Bressan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy

Claudiu Duma, Credit Swiss, Switzerland

Sara Foresti, Univeristy of Milan, Italy

Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan

Manfred Hauswirth, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Gruenwald Le, University of Oklahoma, USA

Vijay Kumar, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA

Leszek Lilien, Western Michigan University, USA

Esther Palomar, Carlos III University, Spain

Kian-Lee Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Orazio Tomarchio, UniversitÓ di Catania, Italy

Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, USA

Arkady Zaslavsky, Monash University, Australia