P2P 2009 : Ninth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
Conference Series : International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing
Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS
Ninth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P2009)
September 8-11, 2009
Seattle, Washington, USA
P2P'09 is the ninth conference in a series of annual conferences
concerned with overlay network technologies and massively distributed
systems & applications. To reflect the international nature of the
conference, this year it will be held outside Europe for the first
time, in Seattle, Washington. The Ninth International Conference on
Peer-to-Peer Computing is technically sponsored by IEEE.
Peer-to-Peer systems benefit from and share the resources owned by
systems that are distributed around the Internet. Examples of such
technologies include peer-to-peer applications and grids, and in
general, any large-scale distributed system characterized by
decentralization and sharing of resources. Recently, interesting
applications of P2P technology have begun to emerge, together with
new platforms for application development. We invite papers that
reflect experience with practical applications of the current state
of the art, or that explore new application areas. We are
particularly interested in real, large-scale, deployed systems and
applications, rather than small-scale examples composed of a few
nodes. The key issues to be considered are scalability, robustness,
and security; we believe that these aspects are fundamental issues
that must be solved before Peer-to-Peer and Grid services will
Consistent with the previous occurrences of this conference,
we would like to promote collaboration in research among academic
institutions, government organizations, and business enterprises
that are concerned with the research and implementation of
peer-to-peer networks, grids, and large scale distributed systems.
Columbia University, USA
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de
Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Nanyang Technological University
Scope of P2P'09
Topics that relate to Peer-to-Peer systems, Peer-to-Peer
applications, Grid systems, large-scale distributed systems,
and overlay networks are open for consideration. We would like
to give special encouragement to experience reports with
applications, with particular emphasis to those that treat
problems related to scalability, robustness, and security.
Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not
* P2P applications and services
* Industrial applications / P2P in use
* Security in P2P systems
* Performance and robustness of P2P systems
* Self-organization in P2P systems
* P2P information retrieval and data management
* Semantic overlay networks and semantic query routing
in P2P systems
* Trust and reputation management in P2P systems
* Overlay architectures and topologies
* P2P overlay interworking with underlying infrastructure
* Overlay monitoring and management
* Social networks
* P2P systems over MANETs
* Delay-tolerant P2P systems
* P2P economics
* Cooperation in P2P systems
* P2P workload characterization and simulation
* P2P grids
Call for Papers
P2P'09 is looking for original, unpublished contributions on all
aspects of Peer-to-Peer systems as described in the conference scope.
Papers can be submitted as regular full papers (max. 10 pages) or
short papers (2-4 pages) showing early ideas.
* Abstract submission deadline: April 13, 2009
* Full paper submission deadline: April 20, 2009
* Notification of acceptance: June 8, 2009
* Camera ready papers due: June 18, 2009
* Conference: September 8-11, 2009
Selected papers will be published in the Springer Journal
"Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications". A separate call
will be made after the conference.
Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE
single-space, two-column format using at least 10 point size
type. The maximum page limit is 10 pages (camera-ready versions
may be restricted to 8 pages) for full papers and 2-4 pages for
All papers will be evaluated through a double-blind review process.
It is important that papers be anonymized -- by removing author
names and affiliations, as well as masking information about
projects or references that would clearly reveal the authors'
The IEEE templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word, as well as
related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society
Paper submission is managed through EDAS. All papers must be
submitted in PDF format.
All papers must be registered with the system by the abstract
submission deadline. Papers are accepted in PDF format only and
must be uploaded by the paper deadline.
All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by
IEEE and available through their digital library (Xplore).
PLEASE NOTE: At least one author per accepted paper must register
to the conference (non-student-rate) before June 20th, 2009,
5pm (EST) and present the paper.