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Call for Papers –
Special Issue on

Foundations of Peer-to-Peer Computing:

In the Journal of Computer Communications
Submission Deadline: October 28, (Extended),  2006

Publication date: Summer 2007
Guest Editors: Prof. Javed I. Khan and Prof. Adam Wierzbicki

Peer-to-peer computing has quite conspicuously emerged as one of the most innovation rich areas in computer networking. Millions of users now participate in these systems and the user bases are spreading like wild-fire. It is perhaps the most significant development in computing since the web. What is interesting about P2P is that although it emerged out of user community but it is increasingly finding its base on rich foundation of computing.
Various aspects of peer-to-peer systems are now being modeled, formalized, and even engineered based on distributed hashing, complex search models, self-organization, complex networking, and graph theories. It has also become a breeding ground of technical innovations. Researchers are delving into new territories of overlay networking, replication and caching, publish/subscribe routing, distributed multicast, range query, etc. It is also bringing in completely new dimension in the design of computing system research- social engineering.
The objective of this special issue of the Journal of Computer & Communication is to highlight recent innovative research results which will strengthen the formal foundation of this area. It this attempt, this paper invites papers from diverse P2P community ranging from practitioners, system builders, networking researchers, computing engineers, as well as social scientists. Authors from these divergent communities are encouraged to submit high-quality and original works. The review process of this special issue will be respectful to the difference in the scientific methodologies used by the communities.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to the following:
  • P2P systems, practice & performance
  • Case study architectures
  • Performance analysis of existing systems
  • Distributed hashing, routing, advanced & special search
  • Self-organization neighborhood optimization
  • Fault tolerance, stability, churning
  • Privacy and security
  • P2P overlay networks
    • Publish/subscribe & event routing overlays
    • Multicast optimization
    • Multimedia and streaming overlays
  • Social engineering
    • Reputation and trust functions.
    • Social engineering
    • Virtual communities on P2P: socials study
    • Study of P2P virtual networks

  • Applications
    • File sharing, distributed storage/caching, backup storage.
    • News feed
    • P2P games, online auction.
    • Multimedia streaming, distribution.
    • Anonymous systems

·        Submission:  October 28 (extended,  2006
·        Acceptance decision:   Macrh 10, 2007 (extended from  February 28)*
·        Final paper due:   April 10, 2007
·        Publication date:  Summer 2007

* All reviews still has not been received. But we are very close.


Authors are request to submit the manuscript electronically by using online manuscript submission. The manuscript should be original, previously unpublished and should not be under concurrent submission elsewhere. To submit your manuscript please logon at
Authors Gateway at  Then select article type “SI: Foundation of Peer-to-Peer Computing”, and follow the instructions. For any query about the special issue feel free to contact the guest editors below:

Prof. Javed I. Khan

Department of Computer Science
Kent State University

233 MSB, Kent, OH-44242

Prof. Adam Wierzbicki
Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
Ul. Koszykowa 86
02-008 Warsaw, Poland