IPFS resembles past and present efforts to build and deploy P2P and content-centric approaches to content storage, resolution, distribution and delivery. IPFS and libp2p — the modular network stack of IPFS — rely on name-resolution based routing. The content resolution system is based on the Kademlia DHT and content is addressed by flat hash-based names. IPFS sees significant real-world usage, with tens of companies building on top of its set of protocols, over 250,000 monthly active network nodes, millions of end-users, and wide adoption by several other projects in the Decentralised Web and beyond.
An adjacent project to IPFS is Filecoin. Filecoin is a token-based protocol that supports a decentralised storage and delivery network. Storage and retrieval miners are rewarded according to their contribution to the network and the mechanics of Filecoin secure the network against malicious activity.
The workshop will consist of a number of different sessions and session styles that go beyond a traditional presentations-only workshop and seek to foster interaction between participants. Hands-on sessions will give participants first-hand knowledge of how to use IPFS, while a capstone competition will give attendees the chance to develop open-source applications on top of IPFS and win prizes.
The workshop welcomes contributions in the following forms:
Wednesday 31st March 2021
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Papers should not exceed the page limit in IEEE format (double-column, 10pt font), including figures and references and should be submitted through EDAS in PDF format. More information will follow.
Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings. The review process is single-blind - authors should present their names and affiliations in the submitted manuscript.
Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.