The Second Workshop on
         Large Scale Distributed Virtual Environments  on   Clouds and P2P - LSDVE 2014 
held  in conjunction of Euro-Par 2014
Porto, Portugal

The Workshop Program is now available!

Workshop Date: August 26th
The extended version of selected papers accepted and presented at the workshop, will be published in a Special Issue of Springer Journal Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA) 
The recent advances in networking have determined an  increasing use of information technology to support distributed cooperative applications. Several novel applications have emerged in this  area, like computer supported collaborative work (CSCW), large scale distributed virtual world, collaborative recommender systems, collaborative learning systems.
The definition of these applications requires to afford several challenges, like the definition of userinterfaces, of coordination protocols, and of proper middle-ware and architectures supporting distributed cooperation. Collaborative applications may greatly benefits also from the support of cloud and P2P architectures. As a matter of fact, with the emergence of readily available cloud platforms, collaborative applications developers have the opportunity of deploying their applications in the cloud, or by exploiting a hybrid P2P/Cloud architectures with dynamically adapting cloud support. This brings possibilities to smaller developers that were reserved for the big companies until recently. The integration of mobile/Cloud platforms for Collaborative Applications is another challenge for the widespread of these applications.This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers to present and discuss important aspects of P2P/Cloud collaborative applications and of the platforms supporting these applications. The track's aim is to investigate open challenges for such applications, related to both the applications design and to the definition of proper architectures. Some important challenges are, for instance, collaborative protocols design, latency reduction/hiding techniques for guaranteeing real time constraints, large-scale processing of user information, privacy and security issues, state
                                            The track will both present assessment of current state and introduce further                                              directions.