SI: P2PPMC 2016 : Special Issue on Emerging Peer to Peer (P2P) Network Technologies for Pervasive and Mobile Computing-Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal [Impact Factor=2.079] -
Call For Papers
The next era will be the era of pervasive and mobile computing (PMC). Ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, and last mile connectivity based applications will be the future of mobile applications. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) will play an important role in such applications. P2P networking refers to the technology that enables two or more peers to collaborate spontaneously in an overlay network by using appropriate information and communication systems without the necessity for a central coordination. A P2P overlay network is a robust, distributed and fault-tolerant network architecture for sharing resources like CPU, memory and files. Mobile and wireless technology have experienced great progress in recent years. There are several research challenges in the design of an efficient P2P-based network, e.g., the design of a flexible structure (like ring, chord, 3D or other multidimensional structure), avoiding mismatch between physical and logical networks, having a flexible structure that can accommodate dynamic joining and departure of nodes, routing, and forwarding of query. Also, P2P networks have been used in the emerging networks, such as smart grid, cognitive radio networks, online social networks and data centre networks, for the support of various applications like routing information maintenance, data storage and retrieval, and location service. Each of these emerging networks has their own unique characteristics which requires a different approach for the design of an efficient P2P structure for these emerging networks.
In this special issue, we are seeking new and unpublished work in the domain of emerging P2P network technologies for pervasive and mobile computing. More specifically, this special issue will focus on recent developments in the design of an efficient P2P-based protocol in the emerging networks and its new applications with special focus on pervasive and mobile computing. Traditional networking papers or papers that do not emphasize the proper focus of this special issue will be rejected without review.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:
P2P networks for pervasive and mobile computing (PMC) applications
P2P-based protocol for data/file sharing in Internet, smart grid, ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, data centre, vehicular networks, Internet of Things, smart systems
P2P-based routing protocols for Internet, smart grid, ad hoc networks , datacenter networks
P2P support of efficient data management in cloud computing
P2P-based location services for storing/managing geographic location information
Application of P2P in vehicular networks.
P2P based protocols for Named Networks for PMC applications
P2P based protocols for social networking for PMC applications
P2P based protocols for Software Defined Radio for PMC applications
P2P-based protocol for multimedia networks for PMC applications
P2P-based overlays for group communication for PMC applications
IP/Name resolution through P2P-based protocol
Cross-layer approach for P2P-based protocols for PMC
Developments, issues, and open areas of P2P protocols for PMC
P2P-based protocol for resource management in emerging networks (like Cognitive Radio Cellular/Sensor Networks/D2D)
New applications of P2P-based networks for PMC applications
Future perspective for P2P-based protocols in emerging networks
Manuscript Due: August 30, 2016
Acceptance notification: November 30, 2016
Expected Publication of the Special Issue: Mid 2017
All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/pervasive-and-mobile-computing/. Authors should select “SI: P2PPMC”, from the “Choose Article Type” pull-down menu during the submission process. All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to comprise major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.
Guest Editors of the Special Issue:
Nadir Shah, Lead Guest Editor
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan
Mubashir Husain Rehmani
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt,Pakistan
Universita de Bolanga, Italy