[MMB] CfP: ETT Special Issue on P2P Networking and P2P Services

Kurt Tutschku tutschku at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de
Mon Jan 19 22:26:54 MET 2004


Please, accept our apologies if multiple copies are received.
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Deadline for paper submissions is March 31, 2004

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CALL FOR PAPERS
European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT)
(http://www.interscience.wiley.com/)

Special Issue on P2P Networking and P2P Services

Peer-to-peer (P2P) services have evolved to the most popular
applications 
in today's Internet. Remarkably, only very simple protocols and almost
no 
support by the transport network were needed to make these distributed
services 
operable on a large scale in little time. 
P2P entails a highly attractive paradigm in distributed computing: P2P
is based 
on communication between equals. The peers are highly autonomous. P2P
services 
provide simple and efficient mechanisms to pool and share exchangeable
resources 
like CPU cycles, disk space or content. These features allow that any
peer can 
be removed without resulting in a complete loss of service, in contrast
to the 
traditional client/server concept where a failure of the central entity
may 
corrupt the service completely. A P2P mode of operation, however, also
has some 
downsides. P2P protocols cause high traffic volumes, including data
traffic as 
well as signaling traffic. P2P network topologies reveal a high
variability and 
P2P traffic patterns of P2P applications fluctuate strongly in time and
space. It 
is anticipated that traditional network design techniques and traffic
engineering 
procedures may not longer be applicable. New methods are needed that
maintain 
the autonomous and self-organizing characteristics of P2P in order to
provide 
appropriate service stability, quality, and efficiency.  

The focus of the special issue of ETT will include (but is not limited
to) the 
following topics (see also 
http://www-info3.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de/staff/tutschku/ETTCFPP2P.pd
f ): 

- P2P applications and services
- P2P protocols, algorithms, and infrastructures
- Performance measurements and performance analysis of P2P networks
- Security, privacy and accounting issues in P2P networks
- Mobile P2P over different kinds of bearer services
- Mobile P2P algorithms
- Mobile P2P & operator/provider requirements
- Business cases for P2P

Electronic submission of pdf files or uuencoded gzipped postscript files
is strongly encouraged. 

Please send your document to: tutschku at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de  

The following deadlines will apply:

- Submission of manuscripts              March 31, 2004
- Notification of acceptance             June 15, 2004
- Submission of final manuscript         July 15, 2004
- Publication                            3rd quarter 2004
 

Kurt Tutschku (Coordinating guest editor)
Depart. Distributed Systems, Institute of Computer Science,
University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
tutschku at informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de

Hermann de Meer         
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, 
University of Passau, Germany.
demeer at fmi.uni-passau.de

Frank-Uwe Andersen
ICM - Future IP technologies -
Siemens AG, Germany.
Frank-Uwe.Andersen at siemens.com

Konosuke Kawashima
Dept. of Computer, Information and Communication Sciences
Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Japan.
k-kawa at cc.tuat.ac.jp




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