The 7th International Workshop on

Peer-to-Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems

(PANS 2018)


As part of

The 16th International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2018) or

July 16 – 20, 2018

Orléans, France

Paper Submission Deadline: April 12, 2018 - Extended

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


High Performance Computing at extreme scale sets new challenges which have to be faced to guarantee fault tolerance, resilience and reliability. The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) paradigm has emerged as highly appealing, scalable solution to tackle the above issues and the growing complexity of such software and hardware technologies. While P2P solutions put the emphasis on decentralization and sharing of resources, it employs appropriate information and communication systems without the necessity for highly central coordination. These approaches are, of course, complementary and are often combined together in modern distributed systems that avoid central coordination and human intervention. The design, implementation, and analysis of these complex 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 willing to present, discuss and exchange innovative research results and advanced topics that combine theoretical and practical approaches to modeling and high performance simulation, but also modeling and simulation of high performance (extreme scale) systems.

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

    • Advances in Theoretical Foundations of P2P Systems

  • P2P High Performance Systems, their Modeling and Simulation

    • Analysis of P2P-based Architectures, Applications and Services

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

    • Mobile P2P Systems, Services and Applications

    • Formal Modeling and Analysis and Formal Characterization of P2P Systems

    • Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation of P2P Systems

    • Agent-based Simulation of P2P Systems

    • Self-organization and Autonomic solutions in P2P Systems

    • Novel Techniques for M&S of P2P Systems

    • M&S-based Development Methods Targeting P2P Systems

    • High Performance Fault Tolerance / Resilience of P2P at Extreme Scale

    • P2P Overlay Schemes Performance Evaluation

    • P2P Workload Characterization, Modeling and Simulation

    • Analysis of Emergent Behaviors in P2P Systems

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

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

    • Evaluation of Trust and Reputation Systems

    • Countermeasures Against Free-Riding in P2P Networks

    • Verification at Runtime of P2P Systems

    • Peer-to-peer Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks

    • Real-Time Aspects, including Timing Violations for Multimedia and Other Real-Time Traffic

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

    • Impact of P2P Traffic on the Network Infrastructure

    • Cooperation and Collaboration in P2P systems

    • Green P2P Computing

  • Real-World and Commercial applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Peer to Peer Architectures, Networks and Systems, especially for HPC. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere until it appears in HPCS proceedings, in the case of acceptance, or notified otherwise. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. 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 to the Workshop paper submission site at . Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission.

Conference Policies

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, language, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS 2018 conference to present the paper at the Workshop as scheduled. By submitting the paper to the HPCS conference, all authors agree to abide by all HPCS conference paper submission, publication and presentation policies as well as following ethical and professional codes of conduct, including those of the professional co-sponsoring organizations. For more information, please refer to the Authors Info and Registration Info pages.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2018 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE or ACM Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.


Plans are underway to have the best papers, in extended version, selected for possible publication in a reputable journal as special issue. Detailed information will soon be announced and will be made available on the conference website.

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


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- 12 April 2018 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------------- 01 May 2018

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ----------- 15 May 2018

Conference Dates: -------------------------------------------- July 16 – 20, 2018


Fabrizio Marozzo

DIMES, Università degli Studi della Calabria, Rende, Italy

Phone: +39 0984 494 782

Fax: +39 0984


Paolo Trunfio

DIMES, Università degli Studi della Calabria, Rende, Italy

Phone: +39 0984 494 788

Fax: +39 0984


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2018 and will be published as part of the HPCS 2018 Proceedings.

  • Syed Hassan Ahmed, University of Central Florida, Florida, USA

  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Jean Botev, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Antoine Boutet, LIRIS - CNRS, France

  • Damiano Carra, Università di Verona, Italy

  • Phan Cong-Vinh, Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Antonio Coronato, ICAR, Italy

  • Gianluigi Folino, ICAR-CNR, Italy

  • Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal

  • Pedro Garcia Lopez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

  • Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Ireland

  • Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece

  • Pietro Michiardi, EURECOM, France

  • Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy

  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh

  • Nadir Shah, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

  • Kurt Tutschku, Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

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 URL: or or contact one of the Conference's organizers.