Call for Papers

IEEE Ninth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P2009)

September 9-11, 2009 --- Seattle, Washington, USA

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers to the Ninth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing. P2P2009 continues the oldest and largest conference devoted to peer-to-peer computing, held every year since 2001.

General Chair:
Henning Schulzrinne
Columbia University, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Karl Aberer
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de
Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Anwitaman Datta
Nanyang Technological University
(NTU), Singapore

Scope of P2P'09

Topics that relate to peer-to-peer systems, peer-to-peer applications, grid systems, large-scale distributed systems, and overlay networks are open for consideration. Experience with applications, and papers with the potential to open up new directions for research are especially encouraged.

Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • P2P applications and services
  • Performance and robustness of P2P systems
  • Commercial applications
  • Security in P2P systems
  • Self-organization in P2P systems
  • P2P information retrieval
  • Higher-level query support in P2P systems
  • Semantic overlay networks and semantic query routing in P2P systems
  • Trust, Reputation and Fairness in P2P Systems
  • Cooperation and collaboration in P2P systems
  • Overlay architectures and topologies
  • P2P overlay interaction with underlying infrastructure
  • Overlay monitoring and management
  • Social networks
  • P2P systems over mobile networks
  • Delay-tolerant P2P systems
  • P2P workload characterization and simulation
  • P2P economics
  • P2P grids

The best accepted papers will be selected for publication in the Springer Journal Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (PPNA). Authors will be invited at the conference to submit extended versions to PPNA by the Publication Chair of the conference.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: April 20, 2009
  • Full paper submission deadline: April 27, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2009
  • Camera ready papers due: June 24, 2009
  • Conference: September 9-11, 2009


View formatting instructions for submitting articles

Papers can be submitted as regular full papers, or as short papers showing early ideas. Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space, two-column format using at least 10 point size type. The maximum page limit is 10 pages (camera-ready versions may be restricted to 8 pages) for full papers and 4 pages for short papers. The IEEE templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website.

Paper submission will be managed through EDAS. All papers must be submitted in PDF format.

Papers will be evaluated through a double-blind review process. It is important that papers be anonymized -- by removing author names and affiliations, as well as masking information about projects or references that would clearly reveal the authors' identity.

All papers must be registered with the system by the abstract submission deadline. Papers must be uploaded by the paper deadline.

Note: At least one author per accepted paper must register to the conference (non-student-rate) before June 20th, 2009, 5pm (EST) and present the paper.


Conference Venue

Hotel 1000
1000 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Ph: (206) 957-1000

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    April 20, 2009
  • Full paper submission deadline:
    April 27, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance:
    June 15, 2009
  • Camera ready papers due:
    June 24, 2009
  • Conference dates:
    8-10 September 2009