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PPNA-SI 2011 : Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications - Special Issue on Experimental Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Applications


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Submission Deadline Jul 24, 2011
Notification Due Oct 15, 2011
Final Version Due Dec 15, 2011
Categories    peer-to-peer   experimental evaluation   performance evaluation   testbeds

Call For Papers

Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (ISI indexed)
Special Issue Call for Papers
Experimental Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Applications

NOTICE !!! Submission deadline extended to July 24, 2011

Journal web page at:

Peer-to-peer applications produce nowadays a significant fraction of
the whole Internet traffic. The peer-to-peer paradigm is not only used
for file sharing and content dissemination but also for live video
broadcasting, multiparty interactive gaming, as well as for large
scale VoIP and teleconferencing applications.
Existing peer-to-peer applications and protocols have been designed
for peers running in normal PCs equipped with a broadband connection
to the Internet. However, the emerging scenario is much more complex
and heterogeneous, including a variety of terminals (PDAs, NAS boxes,
etc.) and access networks (xDSL, Wi-Fi, WiMax, WMNs, etc.)
Simulation has been the most widely used approach for performance
evaluation of peer-to-peer applications because it represents a fast
and inexpensive way to test novel solutions.
Nonetheless, the growing complexity and heterogeneity of the emerging
scenario for peer-to-peer applications has made it necessary to
validate models and simulation results through experimental evaluation
in realistic settings.
This need is testified by the recent trend of conducting evaluation of
peer-to-peer applications in large scale testbeds (e.g. PlanetLab) as
well as in the real world (e.g. by collecting data from existing
BitTorrent trackers or by participating in real peer-to-peer networks
with instrumented peers).

This special issue strives to collect recent advances and emerging
methodologies in the experimental evaluation of peer-to-peer
applications, with the aim of comparing advantages and limitations of
different evaluation approaches and highlighting novel features to be
implemented in next-generation large-scale experimental facilities to
better support the evaluation of peer-to-peer applications. Papers
simply presenting experimental facilities will be considered out of

The topics of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

- Methodological issues in the experimental evaluation of peer-to-peer
applications and protocols

- Statistical analysis of experimental data gathered from real world
peer-to-peer applications

- Validation of simulation models and analytic models based on
large-scale experimental testbeds

- Evaluation of peer-to-peer applications with regard to
non-functional requirements, such as
performance, scalability, fault tolerance, availability and accessibility

- Evaluation of peer-to-peer applications and protocols in wireless
multi-hop networks

To avoid delays, authors of submissions that, in the opinion of the
editors, fall out of scope of this issue will be notified promptly.


Prof. Roberto Canonico (
Università di Napoli "Federico II", Italy

Dr. Claudia Canali (
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr. Walid Dabbous (
INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France


Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
University of Waterloo, Canada

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Heather Yu
Huawei Technologies, USA


Paper submission deadline: July 24, 2011
Notification to authors: October 15, 2011
Revisions: December 15, 2011
Date of publication: 2012


Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has
neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.
Manuscripts should be submitted through the "Editorial Manager" online
submission system available at:
Choose "P2P Experimental Evaluation" as the article type.

Journal ISSN: 1936-6442 (print), 1936-6450 (electronic)

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