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The Third International Conference on Advances
in P2P Systems

AP2PS 2011

November 20-25, 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

The Third International Conference on Advances in Peer-to-Peer Systems (AP2PS 2011) is a dedicated forum for academic researchers and industrial practitioners to present and discuss the latest architectures, protocols, applications and innovative ideas in the field of overlay and peer-to-peer networking.

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).

Robustness, resilience and autonomic management are the key evolutionary step which makes them best fitted in dynamic, large-scale, decentralized environments. Peer-to-Peer systems provide network applications the opportunity to leap over the boundaries of the standardized and best effort protocols and the constraints of administrative domains.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

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 Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.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.

Architectures and protocols

  • Search protocols
  • Publish and subscribe systems
  • Overlay based multicast
  • Multilayer systems
  • Locality awareness
  • Gossip-based and epidemic protocols
  • Integration with network operators and service providers
  • Autonomic computing and networking
  • Semantic P2P
  • Opportunistic networking


  • Content delivery networks
  • Cloud computing
  • Public resource computing
  • Aggregate computing
  • Web services
  • Computational, service, and storage Grids
  • Voice and video streaming and IPTV
  • Collaborative platforms and social networks
  • Network management
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Scientific computing and workflow management systems
  • Green computing

Prototypes and simulations

  • Implementations
  • Comparative performance analysis
  • Dependability, resilience and availability
  • Scalability
  • Stability
  • Benchmarking and optimization
  • Quality of experience

Security, trust and reputation

  • Privacy & Anonymity
  • Trust and reputation management
  • Free-riding prevention
  • Authentication and identity management
  • Fairness and Incentive models
  • Virtual economies
  • Digital rights management
  • Content filtering

 P2P and wireless convergence

  • P2P in cellular networks
  • P2P in wireless networks
  • P2P in ad hoc networks
  • Integrated approaches
  • Energy efficiency



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

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) June 20, 2011 July 15, 2011
Notification August 31, 2011
Registration September 15, 2011
Camera ready September 20, 2011

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 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 contribution type as poster.  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 contribution type as 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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