2nd International Workshop on
Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Peer-to-peer Environments

MSOP2P 2008 
In conjunction with Euromicro PDP 2008
Toulouse, France
February 13-15, 2008


Deadline extended to: August 1, 2007

Scope of the workshop

The algorithms and methods of Peer-to-Peer (p2p) technology are often applied to networks and services with a high demand for scalability. The huge number of peers, the state space, as well as the interactions and relationships between peers and states often makes an analytical description intractable. Discrete event simulation is a tool which is able to incorporate all interactions and parameters and may reflect reality as accurately as possible. Large scale simulations, however, also require sufficient memory capacities and often exceed the available computational power. It might already be a problem just to keep the states of the peers in the main memory.

The 2nd International Workshop on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Peer-to-peer environments (MSOP2P) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to advance the state of the art in modeling, simulating and optimizing P2P environments. The workshop also offers the opportunity to discuss different techniques to make p2p simulations scalable, to debate the advantages and disadvantages of a simulation on packet level or on application level, and to compare analytical models as well as emulations to results gained by simulation. The general venue will be a good occasion to share, to learn, and to discuss the latest results in this field of research.


* Modeling of P2P systems
* Performance evaluation of P2P systems
* Simulation of P2P systems
* Traffic management for P2P computing systems
* Algorithms for computing and performance implications in P2P environments
* Analytical modeling of Peer-to-Peer systems
* Quantitative analysis of Peer-to-Peer infrastructure and overlay networks
* Emulation of P2P systems
* Protocols for resource management/discovery/reservation/scheduling
* Workload characterization for P2P systems

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2007 Extended to: August 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2007
Camera ready papers due: October 31, 2007
Conference: February 13-15, 2008

Submission Details

Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. This approximately corresponds to 8 doublecolumn pages in IEEE style. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract. Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS. Best papers will be selected for a special issue of Journal of Systems Architecture. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the Conference.
Papers submitted for the workshops or special sessions must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the workshop/special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference. The submission system is now online at http://www.pdp2008.org/submission.html


General Chair
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Würzburg, Germany
Andreas Binzenhöfer, University of Würzburg, Germany

Program Committee
Gabriel Antoniu, INRIA, France
Julien Bourgeois, LIFC - University of Franche-Comté, France
Giovanni Chiola, Università di Genova, Italy
Didier El Baz, CNRS, France
Vasilios Darlagiannis, EPFL, Switzerland
Gilles Fedak, INRIA Futurs, France
Mark Jelasity, Hungarian Acad. Sci. and University of Szeged, Hungary
Sam Joseph, University of Hawaii, USA
Riccardo Lancellotti, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Kenji Leibnitz, Osaka University, Japan
Nikolas Liebau, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Gaeta Rossano, Università di Torino, Italy
Matteo Sereno, Università di Torino, Italy
Francois Spies, University of Franche-Comte, France
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan


Contact us by e-mail binzenhoefer@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de