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MOSPAS 2014 : 5th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems


When Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2015
Where Bologna
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2014
Notification Due Apr 8, 2014
Final Version Due May 6, 2014
Categories    peer-to-peer   autonomic computing   distributed computing   high performance computing

Call For Papers

5th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems (MOSPAS 2014)


As part of
The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 - 25, 2014
Bologna, Italy

Paper Submission Deadline: March 11, 2014

High Performance Computing at extreme scale sets new challenges which have to be faced to guarantee fault tolerance and reliability. The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Autonomic Computing (AC) paradigms have emerged as highly appealing, scalable solutions to tackle the above issues and the growing complexity of such software and hardware technologies. While P2P solutions put the emphasis on decentralization and sharing of resources, AC solutions are based on equipping computational entities with autonomic (self-*) features. These approaches are, of course, complementary and are often combined together in modern distributed systems that avoid central coordination and human intervention. The design, implementation, and analysis of these complex systems pose several challenges, both with functional and non-functional properties, depending on network size, churn rate and application context. This workshop has the goal of providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners willing to present, discuss and exchange innovative research results and advanced topics that combine theoretical and practical approaches to modeling and high performance simulation, but also modeling and simulation of high performance (extreme scale) systems.

The workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following issues of P2P and Autonomic systems:
- M&S of High Performance Systems
- High Performance M&S
- Formal Modeling and Analysis
- Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation
- Agent-based Simulation
- Novel Techniques for M&S
- M&S-Based Development Methods
- High Performance Fault Tolerance / Resilience at Extreme Scale
- Evaluation of Combined P2P and AC Systems
- Overlay Schemes Performance Evaluation
- Analysis of P2P/AC-based Applications and Services
- Workload Characterization and Simulation
- Analysis of Emergent Behaviors
- Evaluation of Trust and Reputation Systems
- Verification at Runtime of AC Systems
- Real-Time Aspects, including Timing Violations for Multimedia and Other Real-Time Traffic
- Analysis of novel network services supporting P2P such as RELOAD and ALTO
- Impact of P2P Traffic on the Network Infrastructure

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research works. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions must be in PDF format and should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and authors email addresses. They must clearly indicate the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 350 words. The full manuscripts should not exceed 8 double-column IEEE formatted pages, including figures, tables, references. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters will also be accepted for submission. Short papers are expected to expose preliminary yet promising highly-innovative ideas. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submissions are handled using the EasyChair online system and can be uploaded using the following URL:

Each paper will undergo a thorough evaluation by at least three reviewers. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the HPCS 2014 conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the workshop. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2014 Conference web site. Moreover, further guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) will be specified within the notification of acceptance.

As for other HPCS papers, plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for publication in some journal special issue(s). Detailed information will soon be announced, and will be made available on the conference website.

Paper Submissions:............................................................ March 11, 2014
Acceptance Notification:................................................... April 08, 2014
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due:................. May 06, 2014
Conference Dates:........................................................... July 21-25, 2014

Michele Amoretti Francesco Tiezzi
University of Parma IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone: + 39 0521 906147 Phone: + 39 0583 4326590
Fax: + 39 0521 905723 Fax: + 39 0583 4326 565
Email: Email:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2014.

- Marco Aldinucci, Università di Torino, Italy
- Carlo Bertolli, Imperial College London, UK
- Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Bruno Ciciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
- Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems ENPS Darmstadt, Germany
- Alberto Lluch Lafuente, IMT Lucca, Italy
- Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, USA
- Javier Rubio Loyola, CINESTAV, Mexico
- Marco Picone, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy
- Dominik Stingl, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
- Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic
- Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK
- Andrea Vandin, University of Southampton, UK
- Francesco Zanichelli, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

For further information or questions about the HPCS 2014 conference, please consult the
web site at or

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