Workshop 07-MOSPAS

4th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of

Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems

(MOSPAS 2013)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2013) or

July 1 – July 5, 2013

Helsinki, Finland

Extended Submission Deadline: March 14, 2013

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


The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Autonomic Computing (AC) paradigms have emerged as highly appealing, scalable solutions to tackle the growing complexity of software and hardware systems. While P2P solutions put the emphasis on decentralization and sharing of resources, AC solutions are based on equipping computational entities with autonomic (self-*) features. Both 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 such 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 highly innovative research results and advanced topics that combine theoretical and practical approaches to modeling and high performance simulation of P2P and Autonomic systems.

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

    • Formal Models in P2P and Autonomic Systems

    • DEVS Modeling of P2P and Autonomic Systems

    • Discrete Event Simulation of P2P and Autonomic Systems

    • Agent-based Simulation

    • Formal Verification

    • Novel Techniques for M&S

    • M&S-Based Development Methods

    • Overlay Schemes

    • Advanced Knowledge Dissemination and Discovery

    • Design and Analysis of Applications and Services

    • Analysis of Performance and Robustness of Architectures

    • Workload Characterization and Simulation

    • Analysis of Emergent Behaviors

    • Measurement and Discovery of Real-world Network Topologies

    • Evaluation of Consistency

    • Evaluation of Hybrid Systems (e.g., combination of P2P and AC with Client/Server Architectures)

    • Security aspects (e.g. Availability, Access Control, Integrity, Trust, Reputation)

    • Monitoring and countermeasures for unfair behaviors (e.g. Free-Riding in P2P Networks)

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

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

    • Impact of P2P Traffic on the Network Infrastructure

    • Green P2P and Autonomic Computing

    • Self-* features in P2P

    • P2P solutions in Autonomic Systems

    • Self-awareness in Autonomic Computing


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Peer to Peer and autonomic systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, 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). Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and poster (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be accepted. 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 using the Workshop EasyChair web site at Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the 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. 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 2013 conference to present the paper at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the HPCS 2013 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 Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: ---------------------------- March 14, 2013

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- April 05, 2013

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ---------------- April 25, 2013

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ July 1 – 5, 2013


Michele Amoretti

University of Parma

Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy

Phone: + 39 0521 906 147

Fax: + 39 0521 905 723


Alberto Lluch Lafuente

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

Piazza San Ponziano 6, 55100 Lucca, Italy

Phone: + 39 0583 432 6594

Fax: + 39 0583 4326 565



All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop International Program Committee members following similar criteria used in HPCS 2013.

    • Marco Aldinucci, Università di Torino, Italy

    • Hesham Ali, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA

    • Carlo Bertolli, Imperial College London, UK

    • Giacomo Cabri, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

    • Stefan Edelkamp, University of Bremen, Germany

    • Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

    • Bruno Ciciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

    • Thomas Fuhrmann, Technical University Munich, Germany

    • Sarunas Girdzijauskas, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

    • Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

    • Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems ENPS Darmstadt, Germany

    • Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg, Germany

    • Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, MS, USA

    • Javier Rubio Loyola, CINESTAV, Mexico

    • Marco Picone, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

    • Etienne Rivière, Université de Neuchatel, Switzerland

    • Stefan Schmid, TU Berlin & Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany

    • Matteo Sereno, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

    • Francesco Tiezzi, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

    • Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic

    • Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK

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.