By Weibin Zhao, Henning Schulzrinne (auth.), Chi-Hung Chi, Maarten van Steen, Craig Wills (eds.)
Since the beginning of the foreign Workshop on internet Caching and content material Distribution (WCW) in 1996, it has served because the ideal assembly for researchers and practitioners to replace effects and visions on all points of content material caching, distribution, and supply. construction at the good fortune of the former WCW conferences, WCW 2004 prolonged its scope and coated fascinating examine and deployment parts in relation to content material prone as they go through the net. This yr, WCW was once held in Beijing, China. even though it used to be the 1st time that WCW was once held in Asia, we obtained greater than 50 top of the range papers from 5 continents. Fifteen papers have been permitted as commonplace papers and six papers as synopses to seem within the complaints. the themes lined incorporated architectural concerns, routing and location, caching in either conventional content material supply networks in addition to in peer-- peer structures, platforms administration and deployment, and function overview. we wish to take this chance to thank all those that submitted papers to WCW 2004 for his or her valued contribution to the workshop. This occasion do not have been attainable with out the huge and private aid and the useful feedback and contributions of the individuals of this system committee and the steerage committee.