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The First International Conference on Advances in P2P Systems

AP2PS 2009

October 11-16, 2009 - Sliema, Malta

Call for Papers

Peer-to-peer systems have considerably evolved since their original conception, in the 90’s. The idea of distributing files using the user’s terminal as a relay has now been widely extended to embrace virtually any form of resource (e.g., computational and storage resources), data (e.g. files and real-time streams) and service (e.g., IP telephony, IP TV, collaboration).

More complex systems, however, require more sophisticated management solutions, and in this context P2P can become an interesting issue, playing the hole of both the target and the enabler of new management systems. Contributions are also expected address the management of P2P applications as well as the use of P2P technologies as management tools for traditional and modern systems.

The First International Conference on Advances in Peer-to-Peer Systems (AP2PS 2009) builds on the success of the First International Workshop on Computational P2P Networks (ComP2P 2008) but has a broader focus. AP2PS 2009 aims at capturing the latest developments, findings and proposals in the general area of P2P computing, networking, services, and applications. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.  All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions.

 ADVP2P: Advances in theoretical foundations of P2P

  • Architectures
  • Overlay self-organization and management
  • Publish and discovery methods
  • Cloud computing
  • Semantic P2P

 PERFP2P: Performance analysis of P2P frameworks and applications

  • Comparative performance analysis
  • Dependability, resilience and availability
  • Scalability
  • Stability
  • Benchmarking and optimization

 SECP2P: Security, trust and reputation in P2P

  • Security of P2P systems
  • User security
  • Methods based on trust and reputation
  • Free-riding prevention methods
  • Authentication and identity management

 BUSP2P: Business oriented P2P

  • Business models
  • Economic models
  • Charging mechanisms
  • Interrelation with network operators and service providers

 TIMEP2P: Time-constrained P2P systems

  • Real-time streaming
  • Video on demand
  • P2P IPVT
  • P2P telephony
  • Hybrid approaches

 QOEP2P: Quality of experience in P2P systems

  • Subjective studies
  • Objective studies
  • QoE based management of P2P
  • QoS/SLA in P2P systems
  • P2P measurements and control 

 WIRP2P: P2P and wireless convergence

  • Mobile P2P
  • P2P over wireless networks
  • P2P of ad hoc networks
  • Integrated approaches

SENSP2P: P2P technology and sensors

  • Integration of sensors and P2P technology
  • P2P-based sensor networks resource discovery
  • P2P-based large-scale sensor networks sharing
  • P2P mobile sensors networks
  • Service-based P2P mobile sensor networks
  • P2P and embedded sensors
  • P2P target tracking in sensor networks
  • P2P network overlay in sensor networks
  • P2P data aggregation in sensor networks

SERVP2P: Service-oriented P2P

  • P2P system analysis and design methodologies
  • Peer-to-Peer workflow management systems
  • P2P service discovery & utilization
  • P2P models of deployment and management of Web Services
  • Performance measurement, optimization and benchmarks for P2P services
  • Service composition in P2P networks
  • P2P services and Cloud computing
  • Computational, service, and storage Grids.

MOBP2P: Mobile P2P

  • P2P overlay for mobile networks
  • Scalability on mobile P2P systems
  • Service and resource discovery in mobile P2P systems
  • Location dependent mobile P2P services
  • Peer access and control in mobile P2P systems
  • Data management in mobile P2P systems
  • Special applications in mobile P2P systems

MANP2P: Managing P2P

  • P2P as target and enabler for management systems
  • Scalability, performance, and security of P2P-based management
  • Large scale, P2P-based measuring and monitoring
  • Autonomic management of P2P systems
  • Management of adaptive content in P2P infrastructures
  • QoS management of/using P2P networks
  • Delay tolerant P2P
  • P2P systems for MANETs management
  • P2P support for distributed management queries
  • Cooperative management

 LEGP2P: Legal and regulatory issues

  • Privacy
  • Digital rights management
  • Content filtering
  • Free-riding
  • Harmonization among different countries and continents
  • Regulatory issues of network operators and service providers


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) May 20, 2009 June 5 , 2009
Notification June 30, 2009 July 1, 2009
Registration July 15, 2009
Camera ready July 20, 2009

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "POSTER : Posters".  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the track/workshop preference as "WIP: Work in Progress".  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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