[p2p-hackers] CfP: MobileP2P'08 - Deadline Extension

Kurt Tutschku tutschku at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Thu Sep 27 08:39:22 UTC 2007

Deadline extension: Oct. 12, 2007

5th IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P'08)

Hong Kong, March 17-21, 2008

In conjunction with the 6th IEEE International Conference on 
Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom’08)

Technical funding by EuroNGI (*):

(*) Final approval pending

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing is a networking and distributed computing
paradigm which allows the sharing of computing resources and services by
direct, symmetric interaction between computers. The advance in mobile
wireless communication technology and the increasing number of mobile users,
extend the arena of P2P computing to encompass mobile devices and wireless
networks.  The special characteristics of mobile environments, such as
highly variable connectivity, disconnection, location-dependency, resource
contraints, and diversity in wireless networks as well as carrier-grade
performance requirements bring new challenges for research in mobile P2P
communication and computing.

MP2P’08 is intended to serve as a continuing forum for scientists and
engineers in academia and industry to exchange and discuss their
experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of mobile P2P
computing and communications. It will address the challenges, technologies,
and architectures leading to real-world solutions that provide users with
direct access and control of their critical peer-based information and
services, regardless of location or device.

The principal theme of MP2P’08 is the peer-to-peer paradigm as used in
mobile ad hoc networks (MANETS), sensor networks, and large-scale
heterogeneous overlays. Topics of particular interest include, but are not
limited to:

- Peer-to-peer overlays for MANETs and sensor networks
- Hybrid P2P architectures for integrated MANETs and wide-area networks
- Large-scale heterogeneous P2P systems
- Mobility in federated overlay architectures
- Impact of network mobility on P2P systems and services (mobile IP / MANET)
- P2P-based information sensing and fusion
- MP2P performance & measurement studies
- Semantic routing & overlay routing in MP2P
- Delay tolerant MP2P systems
- Resource and service discovery in MP2P
- Resource exchange mechanisms in MP2P
- Peer access and control in mobile environment
- Data exchange and rendering techniques for mobile P2P devices
- Secure communication protocols for MP2P
- Nature-inspired algorithms for MP2P
- Novel MP2P applications & services
- Theoretical issues on mobile information diffusion
- MP2P messaging systems, monitoring systems, searching systems, games, etc.
- Location dependent MP2P services
- MP2P over different bearer services: 2.5/3G (GPRS/UMTS) / 802.11 (WLAN)
- MP2P & operator/provider requirements
- Reliability and carrier-grade performance of MP2P services

Paper Submission: 

Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 5 pages in IEEE
style. Authors MUST submit their papers through the EASYCHAIR web site
in three steps: 

* Creation of a personal account on EASYCHAIR (if the author does not
already have one) 
* Registration of the paper (requiring a short abstract of up to 150 words) 
* Upload of the paper. Only in pdf format 

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present 
the paper. All submissions will be reviewed and selected based on their
originality of the paper. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop
and will appear in a combined PerCom 2008 workshop proceedings published by
IEEE Computer Society Press. Paper must not be submitted elsewhere.

Authors that present a system in their paper are highly encouraged to
demonstrate also the system in the demo session of the workshop.

Important Dates:

Papers due:				5pm EST, October 12, 2007
Notification of acceptance	November 23, 2007
Camera-ready papers due		December 21, 2007

Organizing Committee, Program Co-chairs:

Kurt Tutschku, Department of Distributed Systems, University of Würzburg,
John Buford, Avaya Labs, USA.
Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada. 

Steering Board

- Frank-Uwe Andersen, Nokia Siemens Networks, Berlin, Germany.
- Jiannong Cao, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
- Y. Charlie Hu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue
- Cecilia Mascolo, Department of Computer Science, University College London

- Maria Papadopouli, Department of Computer Science, University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Publicity Chair

Kurt Tutschku, Department of Distributed Systems, University of Würzburg,

Program Committee Members:

- John Buford, Avaya Labs, USA.
- Jiannong Cao, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Hermann de Meer, Department of Computer Networks & Computer
Communications, University of Passau, Germany.
- Franca Delmastro, CNR-IIT ,Pisa, Italy.
- Krishna Kishore Dhara, Avaya Labs Research, Lincroft, NJ, USA.
- Babak Esfandiari, Carleton University, Canada.
- Stephen Hailes, Department of Computer Science, University College of
London, UK
- Y. Charlie Hu, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue
- Norihiro Ishikawa, NTT Docomo, Japan.
- Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
- Wolfgang Kellerer, DoCoMo DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe,
- Mario Kolberg, University of Sterling, UK.
- Thomas Kunz, Dept. of Systems and Comp. Engineering, Carleton University,
- Li Li, Communication Research Center Canada, Canada
- Christoph Lindemann, University of Leipzig, Germany.
- George Roussos, School of Computer Science and Information Systems,
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
- Jochen Schiller, Institute of Computer Science, FU Berlin, Germany.
- Hans-Peter Schwefel, Department of Communication Technology, Aalborg
University, Denmark.
- Shervin Shirmohammadi, School of Information Technology and Engineering
(SITE), University of Ottawa, Canada.
- Kurt Tutschku, Department of Distributed Systems, University of Würzburg,
- Danny Tsang, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
- Klaus Wehrle, Distributed Systems Group, RWTH Aachen, Germany.
- Chansu Yu, Dept. Of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State
University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Dr. Kurt Tutschku, Assistant Professor
University of Wuerzburg
Department of Distributed Systems
Institute of Computer Science
Am Hubland
97074 Wuerzburg
Tel.: +49-931-8886641 
FAX.: +49-931-8886632 
mailto:tutschku at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de 
mailto:kurttutschku at hotmail.com 

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