6thIEEE International Workshop on

Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P’09)

Dallas, Texas, USA, March 16 - 20, 2009

In conjunction with the 7th IEEE International Conference on

Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom’09)


Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing is a networking and distributed computing paradigm which allows the sharing of computing resources and services by direct, symmetric interaction between computers. With the advance in mobile wireless communication technology and the increasing number of mobile users, P2P computing, in both academic research and industrial development, has recently begun to extend its scope to address problems relevant to mobile devices and wireless networks. The special characteristics of mobile environments, such as highly variable connectivity, disconnection, location-dependency, energy and resource sensitivity, and the diversity in wireless networks as well as carrier-grade performance requirements bring new challenges for research in mobile P2P computing.

MP2P’08 is intended to serve as a continuing forum for scientists and engineers in academia and industry to exchange and discuss their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of mobile P2P computing and communications. It will address the challenges, technologies, and architectures leading to real-world solutions that provide users with direct access and control of their critical peer-based information and services, regardless of location or device.

The principal theme of MP2P’08 is the peer-to-peer paradigm as used in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETS), sensor networks, and large-scale heterogeneous overlays.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Organizing Committee, Program Co-chairs:

John Buford, Avaya Labs, USA.
Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada.
Kurt Tutschku, Department of Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria

Steering Board


Publicity Chair

Li Li, Communications Research Center Canada, Canada.

Program Committee Members:


Submissions

Papers should be submitted to easychair.org, using mp2p09 as the conference.
Note, this is different from PerCom 2009 which uses EDAS for its paper submissions.
Papers should be formatted using the same templates as PerCom's submission guidelines, but final workshop papers are restricted to 5 pages in the proceedings.

Important Dates


Papers due: November 4, 2008 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: November 18, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: December 15, 2008

Further Information:

For further information regarding the workshop and paper submission, please contact Dr. John Buford at buford at samrg dot org

Previous workshops:

5thInternational Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P08), March 21, 2008, Hong Kong, China. In conjunction with 6th IEEE International Conference in Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).

4thInternational Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P07), March 23, 2007, White Plains, NY, USA. In conjunction with 5th IEEE International Conference in Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).

3rd International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P06), March 17, 2006, Pisa, Italy. In conjunction with 4th IEEE International Conference in Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).
(39 contributions with 13 papers selected for presentation; acceptance rate 33%)

2ndInternational Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P05), March 12, 2005, Kauai Island, Hawaii. In conjunction with 3rd IEEE International Conference in Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).

1st International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P04),March 14, 2004, Orlando Florida. In conjunction with 2nd IEEE International Conference in Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom).