International Workshop on Hot Topics in Mobile Peer-to-Peer Networks (HOT-MP2P)

In conjunction with the 36th Annual Conference of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP 2007) (

Xi'An, China, September 10-14, 2007


Peer-to-peer (P2P) networks are originally designed for the sharing of computer resources and digital contents among users over the Internet. With the recent technological advancement in the capability of both mobile devices and wireless networks, P2P networks start to extend to the wireless environment and open up new possibilities for users. It also brings many challenges, however, in both aspects of academic research and industrial development, when providing services to a large-scale number of users over mobile P2P networks at a reasonable cost. The difficulties come from the specific features of mobile devices and wireless networks as well as the self-interested peers on over-consuming and under-supplying resources.

This workshop is intended to serve as a forum and bring together the researchers and engineers in both academia and industry to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of mobile P2P networks. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, algorithms, protocols, services, and applications for mobile P2P networks. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:
  - Architecture and platform design for mobile P2P systems
  - Overlay multicast and application-layer multicast algorithms in mobile P2P networks
  - Location management in mobile P2P networks
  - Resource management in mobile P2P networks
  - Mobile P2P systems in heterogeneous networks: WPAN/WLAN/WMAN/WWAN
  - QoS and Diffserv issues for mobile P2P systems
  - Performance evaluation and analysis for mobile P2P systems
  - Mobile P2P system middleware
  - Business models for mobile P2P systems
  - Wireless P2P applications
  - Pricing strategies for mobile P2P services
  - Digital rights management and security issues for mobile P2P systems

Paper Submission:

Papers must be written in English and formatted according to the IEEE standard double-column format with a font size 10 pt or larger, which can have SIX free pages with at longest TWO additional charged pages. One additional page costs $150. The Submissions should represent original research results and include an abstract, five to ten keywords, and the corresponding author's Email address. Authors MUST submit their papers in PDF format via Email to the co-chairs (Dr. Wei Lou or Dr. Yunhao Liu).

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to submit a full regular registration of ICPP2007 even if the author is a student and present the paper. All submissions will be reviewed and selected based on their originality of the paper. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop and will be published in CD/ROM by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: February 12, 2007 (Extended to March 7, 2007, March 23,2007 (final hard deadline))
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2007
Camera-ready papers due: June 11, 2007

Workshop Co-chairs:

Wei Lou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Email:

Yunhao Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Email:

Program Committee Members:

Cosimo Anglano, Universita'del Piemonte Orientale "A. Avogadro", Italy
Laxmi N. Bhuyan, University of California at Riverside, USA
Krishna K. Dhara, Avaya Labs Research, USA
Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France
Thomas Fuhrmann, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Naohiro Hayashibara, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Vana Kalogeraki, University of California at Riverside, USA
Wang-Chien Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Baochun Li, University of Torento, Canada
Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Lionel M. Ni, HKUST, Hong Kong
Fumiaki Sato, Toho University, Japan
Sanjeev Setia, George Mason University, USA
Shervin Shirmohammadi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jie Wu, Florida Atlantic University, USA