Since 1996, this workshop has served as the premiere forum for researchers and industry technologists to exchange research results and perspectives on future directions in Internet content caching and content delivery. The first four Web Caching Workshops (WCW) focused on Web cache software and caching networks for static Web content. The scope broadened to encompass content distribution and eventually all areas relating to the intersection of storage and networking for Internet content services, including such areas as storage for grid computing and peer-to-peer storage services.
In other words, the name of the workshop has stayed relatively constant, but the topics included in it will, as always, cover the newest and most interesting areas relating to data as it moves about the Internet. This year we are especially interested in issues of massive scale: the impact of geography on caching and replication; the role of caching and data transfer in Internet-wide grid computing; global peer-to-peer file transfer and storage; and other topics consistent with the history of the workshop and the evolution of web caching and content delivery.