[p2p-hackers] CFP: Special Issue on Dependable Peer-to-Peer Systems

Lu Liu luliu at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Tue Aug 5 12:00:34 EDT 2008

CFP: Special Issue on Dependable Peer-to-Peer Systems, Peer-to-Peer
Networking and Applications, Springer.



Guest Editors

Prof Jie Xu, Dr Lu Liu

School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK


Paper submission deadline: October 3rd 2008



As an emerging technology, peer-to-peer (P2P) systems attract attention
worldwide, ranging from casual Internet users to venture capitalists. At the
same time, innovations of P2P systems also offer many interesting avenues of
research for scientific communities. As a major design pattern for future
systems opposite to the traditional client-server paradigm, research on P2P
networks is extremely important and could significantly change the way of
day-to-day use of computer systems. However, P2P is sometimes regarded as a
destructive technology rather than a constructive technology by Internet
Service Providers (ISPs). "How to harness the power of P2P?" and "how to
design dependable P2P systems for sustainable provision of services and
integration of services?" are still fundamental problems. 


There are strong needs for improving the dependability of P2P systems to
make them more secure and robust for service sharing and delivery. However,
developing dependable systems is difficult because various types of
properties can influence the dependability of system. Achieving
dependability in a P2P environment is even more complicated due to the lack
of centralized servers to monitor and control the system. Moreover, the
dynamic nature of P2P systems poses significant challenges to dependability.
Existent P2P systems exhibit high network churns which are usually caused
firstly by peer nodes frequently going online and offline, and secondly by
content sharing and removing. Network churns significantly influence the
performance of P2P systems. In order to provide sustainable services in
decentralized P2P systems, new mechanisms are required to handle network
churns in a distributed environment.


The purpose of this special issue is to collate efforts and main
achievements that contribute to scalability, availability, reliability,
safety and maintainability of P2P systems. This special issue will focus on
fundamental issues in modelling, simulation and design of dependable P2P
systems. The relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

* Dependable distributed systems

* Security in P2P systems

* Self-organizing and self-adaptive P2P systems

* Self-management of P2P systems

* Social P2P networks

* Collaborative peer groups and communities

* Resource discovery and management in P2P systems

* Information retrieval in P2P systems

* Semantic overlay networks

* Grid Service provision in P2P systems

* Evolutionary service oriented architecture

* Content sharing and distribution in P2P systems

* File swarming

* P2P streaming

* P2P workflow management


Paper Submission

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has
neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals. 


Springer offers authors, editors and reviewers of Peer-to-Peer Networking
and Applications a web-enabled online manuscript submission and review
system. Our online system offers authors the ability to track the review
process of their manuscript.


Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://PPNA.edmgr.com. This online
system offers easy and straightforward log-in and submission procedures, and
supports a wide range of submission file formats.


Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: October 3rd 2008

* Notification to authors: January 30th 2009

* Camera ready papers: February 15th 2009

* Date of publication: Late 2009



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