Special Issue

Performance Modeling and Evaluation of Peer-to-Peer Computing Systems

To appear in  Performance Evaluation: An International Journal



Peer-to-peer computing systems have emerged as the dominant consumer of residential Internet subscribers' bandwidth.  These systems continue to evolve, differentiating today's state-of-the-art from earlier instantiations such as Napster, KaZaA, Gnutella, and Morpheus.  Peer-to-peer systems are characterized as being decentralized, self-organizing distributed systems that cooperate to exchange data. Designing protocols for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) environments is an exciting research area that has produced remarkable results in scalability, robustness, location, distributed storage, and system measurements.

This special issue is dedicated to recent advances in P2P computing systems, specifically focusing on performance evaluation and optimization of these systems.  The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

SUBMISSION DETAILS: Prospective authors are invited to submit their original and previously unpublished papers via the on-line submission site.  The authors are encouraged to submit by e-mail an electronic copy of the paper in pdf or ps format.  Contributed papers may not exceed 25 double-spaced pages including all figures and illustrations.  The first page of the  submission should include the title, the names and affiliations of the authors, including complete postal and e-mail addresses, telephone,  and fax numbers, a 150-word abstract, and 5-7 index terms (keywords). Submitted papers will undergo the standard review procedures of the journal of Performance Evaluation.


Important Dates:

·  Submission Deadline: April 16, 2004 (extended by request)
·  Author  Notification:
August 1, 2004
·  Final Manuscript Due: November 30, 2004
·  Tentative Publication Date: March 2005

List of Accepted Papers

Special Issue Guest Editors:

John C.S. Lui
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T. Hong Kong
e-mail: cslui@cse.cuhk.edu.hk


Vishal Misra
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University
New York, NY, 10027-7003, USA.
e-mail: misra@cs.columbia.edu

Dan Rubenstein
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University
500 W. 120th Street, Room 1312
New York, NY 10027, USA
e-mail: danr@ee.columbia.edu