MSOP2P 2013

7th International Workshop on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Peer-to-peer Environments


Special session of Euromicro PDP 2013, Belfast, Northern Ireland, February 27 to March 1st, 2013

Submission Deadline (extended): August 27, 2012

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 7th International Workshop on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Peer-to-peer environments (MSOP2P) aims at bringing 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 (extended): August 27, 2012
Notification of acceptance: October 15, 2012
Camera ready papers due (firm): November 15, 2012
Conference: February 27 to March 1st, 2013

Submission Details:

Papers can be submitted through the EasyChair conference submission system with an indication of the name of the Special Session MSOP2P.

Papers will undergo a double blind peer review process. Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract. Moreover, the names of the authors of the paper must not appear in citations in the reference section. All accepted papers will be included in the same volume, published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS). The Final Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions will be published after the notification of acceptance.

Program Chair: Mark Jelasity, Hungarian Acad. Sci. and University of Szeged, Hungary

Organization: Julien Bourgeois, University of Franche-Comté, France and Etienne Rivière, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Program Committee:

  • Cosimo Anglano, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Julien Bourgeois, LIFC, University of Franche-Comte, France
  • Jim Dowling, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
  • Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy
  • Rossano Gaeta, Universita di Torino, Italy
  • Riccardo Lancellotti, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Lu Liu, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Gerald Oster, LORIA, France
  • Etienne Riviere, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Matteo Sereno, Universita di Torino, Italy
  • Tamas Vinko, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan

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