Workshop 08-MOSPAS

3rd International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of

Peer-to-Peer Architectures and Systems

(MOSPAS 2012)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2012) or

July 2 – July 6, 2012

Madrid, Spain

Submission Deadline: February 26, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


The peer-to-peer (P2P) paradigm has emerged as a highly appealing solution for scalable and high-throughput resource sharing among decentralized computational entities. This is achieved by employing appropriate information and communication systems without the necessity for central coordination. The design, implementation, and analysis of P2P systems pose several challenges, both with functional and non-functional properties, depending on network size, churn rate and application context. This workshop has the goal of providing an international forum for researchers and practitioners in all P2P modeling and simulation areas, to present, discuss and exchange highly innovative research results and advanced topics that mix theory and practice.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Formal Characterization of P2P Systems

    • DEVS Modeling of P2P Systems

    • Discrete Event Simulation of P2P Systems

    • Agent-based Simulation of P2P Systems

    • Novel Techniques for M&S of P2P Systems

    • M&S-Based Development Methods Targeting P2P Systems

    • P2P Overlay Schemes

    • Advanced P2P Search Algorithms (Including Range, Wildcards, and Multidimensional Search)

    • Design and Analysis of P2P Applications and Services

    • Analysis of Performance and Robustness of P2P Architectures

    • P2P Workload Characterization and Simulation

    • Analysis of Emergent Behaviors in P2P Systems

    • Measurement and Discovery of Real-world P2P Topologies

    • Evaluation of Consistency in P2P Systems

    • Evaluation of Hybrid Systems (Client/Server Combined with P2P)

    • Security in P2P Systems: Availability, Access Control, Integrity

    • Countermeasures Against Free-Riding in P2P Networks

    • Timing Violations for Multimedia and Other Real-Time Traffic in P2P Overlays

    • Analysis of novel network services supporting P2P such as ALTO and LEDBAT

    • Impact of P2P Traffic on the Network Infrastructure

    • Green P2P Computing


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Peer to Peer architectures and systems modeling and simulation. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 7 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be made available at the time of the meeting. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2012 Conference web site. Accepted papers will be given further guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------ February 26, 2012

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- March 14, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ---------------- April 25, 2012

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ July 2 – 6, 2012


Michele Amoretti

University of Parma

Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy

Phone: + 39 0521 906147

Fax: + 39 0521 905723


Max Walter

Siemens AG I IA&DT ATS-43

Gleiwitzer Str. 555, 90475 Nürnberg, Germany

Phone: + 49911 895 2709

Fax: + 49911 895 4903



All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2012.

    • Hesham H. Ali, University of Nebraska - Omaha, NE, USA

    • Bruno Ciciani, University of Rome, Italy

    • Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

    • Thomas Fuhrmann, Technical University Munich, Germany

    • Sarunas Girdzijauskas, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden

    • Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems, Germany

    • Kenneth Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

    • Tobias Hoßfeld, Universität Würzburg, Germany

    • Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, FL, USA

    • Nikos Ntarmos, University of Ioannina, Greece

    • Etienne Riviere, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

    • Stefan Schmid, T-Labs / TU Berlin, Germany

    • Matteo Sereno, University of Turin, Italy

    • Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, NC, USA

    • Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna, Austria

    • Oliver Waldhorst, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at or contact one of the Conference's organizers.

If you have any questions about the HPCS 2012 conference paper submission, please contact Conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Voice: +1 (937) 681-0098, Email: