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PANS 2016 : The 7th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems


When Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016
Where Innsbruck, Austria
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2016
Notification Due Apr 7, 2016
Final Version Due May 1, 2016

Call For Papers

[Apologies, for multiple copies of this CFP]

The 7th International Workshop on
Peer-to-Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems (PANS 2016)


As part of The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2016) or
July 18 – July 22, 2016
The University of Innsbruck
Innsbruck, Austria

Submission Deadline: March 07, 2016

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


High Performance Computing at extreme scale sets new challenges which have to be faced to guarantee fault tolerance, resilience and reliability. The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) paradigm has emerged as highly appealing, scalable solution 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, it employs appropriate information and communication systems without the necessity for highly central coordination. 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:

Advances in Theoretical Foundations of P2P Systems
P2P High Performance Systems, their Modeling and Simulation
Analysis of P2P-based Architectures, Applications and Services
Advanced P2P Search Algorithms (Including Range, Wildcards, and Multidimensional Search)
Mobile P2P Systems, Services and Applications
Formal Modeling and Analysis and Formal Characterization of P2P Systems
Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation of P2P Systems
Agent-based Simulation of P2P Systems
Self-organization and Autonomic solutions in P2P Systems
Novel Techniques for M&S of P2P Systems
M&S-based Development Methods Targeting P2P Systems
High Performance Fault Tolerance / Resilience of P2P at Extreme Scale
P2P Overlay Schemes Performance Evaluation
P2P Workload Characterization, Modeling and Simulation
Analysis of Emergent Behaviors in P2P Systems
Evaluation of Hybrid Systems (Client/Server Combined with P2P)
Security in P2P Systems: Availability, Access Control, Integrity
Evaluation of Trust and Reputation Systems
Countermeasures Against Free-Riding in P2P Networks
Verification at Runtime of P2P Systems
Peer-to-peer Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks
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
Cooperation and Collaboration in P2P systems
Green P2P Computing
Real-World and Commercial applications


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Peer to Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop paper submission EasyChair site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


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

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: --------------------------------------- March 07, 2016
Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 07, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 01, 2016
Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 18 – 22, 2016


Al-Sakib Khan Pathan
Faculty of Computer and Information Systems
Islamic University in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Southeast University, Bangladesh

Mubashir Husain Rehmani
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Wah Cantt, Pakistan


All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2016 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2016 Proceedings.

Sasan Adibi, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
Ayaz Ahmad, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Ejaz Ahmed, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Syed Hassan Ahmed, KNU, Republic of Korea
Paolo Bellavista, DISI - University of Bologna, Italy
Yasir Faheem, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Mohamed Guerroumi, University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria
Zahoor Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, Fujairah Campus, UAE
Zeeshan Ali Khan, University of Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Saida Maaroufi, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
Hassnaa Moustafa, Intel, USA
Abderrezak Rachedi, Paris-Est University, France
Nouh Sabri, Cairo University, Egypt
Nadir Shah, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Wei Xiang-Lin, Nanjing Telecommunication Technology Research Institute, China

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

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