[hpc-announce] Deadline Extension: PPNA Special Issue on "Large Scale Distributed Cooperative Environments on Clouds and P2P"

LAURA RICCI ricci at di.unipi.it
Tue Nov 4 10:50:00 CST 2014


Springer Peer to Peer Networking and Applications Journal (PPNA)
Special Issue on
Large Scale Distributed Cooperative Environments on Clouds and P2P

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014

The recent advances in networking have determined an increasing use of 
information technology
to support distributed cooperative applications. Several novel 
applications have emerged in this
area, like computer supported collaborative work (CSCW), large scale 
distributed virtual worlds,
collaborative recommender systems, collaborative learning systems.
The definition of these applications requires to afford several 
challenges, like the definition of user
interfaces, of coordination protocols, and of proper middle-ware and 
architectures supporting
distributed cooperation. Collaborative applications may greatly benefits 
also from the support of
P2P and cloud architectures.
As a matter of fact, with the emergence of readily available P2P and 
cloud platforms, collaborative
applications developers have the opportunity of deploying their 
collaborative application by
exploiting a hybrid P2P/Cloud architectures with a support dynamically 
adapting. This brings
possibilities to smaller developers that were reserved for the big 
companies until recently. The
integration of mobile/Cloud platforms for Collaborative Applications is 
another challenge for the
widespread of these applications.
The purpose of the proposed Special Issue of Peer-to-Peer Networking and 
Applications is to
provide a comprehensive view into recent advances in Distributed 
Collaborative Environments.
Some important challenges are, for instance, collaborative protocols 
design, latency reduction/
hiding techniques for guaranteeing real time constraints, large-scale 
processing of user
information, privacy and security issues, state consistency/ persistence 
in distributed data
Submission are welcomed both of extended version of the papers presented 
at The Second
Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Environments, LSDVE 2014, held in 
conjunction with
paper 2014 and of new original papers.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following

- Distributed Collaborative Environments (DCE)
- Distributed Computer Supported Collaborative Work
- Distributed Recommender Systems
- Distributed Collaborative Learning
- Distributed Collaborative Games
- Distributed Social Applications
- P2P Overlays for DCE
- P2P information diffusion protocols for DCE
- Handling churn in P2P DCE
- Consistency/Persistence Issues
- Security and Privacy
- Integration of P2P/Cloud Platforms for Collaborative Applications
- Multi-platform Collaborative Applications Support (phones, tablets, 

Manuscript Submission Due: December 1, 2014
First Decision Notification: February 1, 2015
Revision Submission Due: March 15, 2015
Final Decision Notification: April 15, 2015

Guest Editors:
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy, ricci at di.unipi.it
Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria, radu at dps.uibk.ac.at
Alexandru Iosup, TU Delft, Netherlands, a.iosup at tudelft.nl

Instructions for submission

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has 
neither appeared in, nor is under
consideration by, other journals. Springer offers authors, editors and 
reviewers of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications a
web-enabled online manuscript submission and review system. The Springer
online system offers authors the ability to track the review process of
their manuscript.
Manuscripts should be submitted to: http://PPNA.edmgr.com under the
article type “ Large Scale Distributed Cooperative Environments…” This 
system offers easy and straightforward log-in and submission procedures, 
and supports a wide range of submission file formats.
Papers must be written in English and describe original research not 
published or currently under review by other journals or conferences.
All relevant papers submitted will go through an external, rigorous 
review process.

For further information, please contact 
ricci at di.unipi.it/laura.ricci at di.unipi.it

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