Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Multicasting (P2PM'07)

CCNC 2007 - Satellite Workshop

January 11 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society

Workshop Theme

The convergence of networked consumer electronics and peer-to-peer networking enables new applications that require efficient multicast communication. These applications include peercasting of multimedia streams, multi-party conferencing , multi-player games, and group chat. Many consumer applications of multicasting involve small groups of users, and future P2P multicast services could need to support millions of simultaneous groups.

Due to delayed deployment of native multicast, various end-system, application layer (ALM) and overlay multicast (OM) designs have been proposed. In the future, these protocols are expected to coexist and integrate with native IP multicast protocols while offering more flexible deployment options and scaling to support a greater number of simultaneous multicast groups.

P2PM'07 is intended to serve as a continuing forum for scientists and engineers in academia and industry to exchange and discuss their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of P2P multicasting. It will address the challenges, technologies, and architectures leading to real-world solutions that provide P2P users with efficient, flexible, and deployable multicast services. The principal theme of P2PM'07 is the development of protocols, architectures and applications of peer-to-peer multicasting and the performance evaluation of these designs.

Topics of Interests

Papers offering novel research contributions in all aspects of cognitive radio networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Peer-to-peer overlays with multicast support
  • Small group multicast
  • Explicit multicasting
  • Application Layer Multicast (ALM)
  • Overlay Multicast (OM)
  • Peercasting
  • Hybrid multicasting architectures
  • Comparitive analysis of ALM and OM architectures
  • Scalable integration of QoS mechanisms
  • Overlay content distribution
  • Multi-path routing for overlay multicasting
  • Methods for group formation and discovery that scale to large numbers of groups
  • Support for highly dynamic group membership
  • Efficient multicast for limited-resource nodes and access links
  • Control mechanisms for hybrid systems
  • Underlay network support and optimization
  • Deploying, diagnosing, debugging, and managing P2P multicast services
  • Geocasting
  • Multicasting in the global information grid (GIG)
  • Integration with network- and application-layer security mechanisms

Guidelines for Submission

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published.

  • Paper length should not exceed five-page technical paper manuscript. Please see author information page for submission guidelines at CCNC'07 website ( The paper should be used as the basis for a 20-30 minute Workshop presentation.
  • Papers should be submitted in a .pdf or .ps format by selecting CCNC'07 at the EDAS paper submission website ( and then selecting the workshop submission link.
  • A separate cover sheet should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and fax) to which the correspondence should be sent.
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
  • At least one author of accepted papers is required to register at the full registration rate.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 7 September 2006
Author Notification: 30 September 2006
Camera-ready Copy: October 10, 2006
Author Registration Deadline: October 8, 2006
Workshop date: January 11, 2007

Workshop Organizing Committee

John Buford, Panasonic Princeton Laboratory,
Keith Ross, Polytechnic University,

Technical Program Committee (To be confirmed)

Suman Banerjee (Universityof Wisconsin)
Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland)
Fabi¨¢n Bustamente (Northwestern University)
Ken Calvert (University of Kentucky)
Yatin Chawathe (Google)
Shueng-Han Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Shigang Chen (University of Florida)
Ali Ghodsi (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Sugih Jamin (University of Michigan)
Baochun Li (University of Toronto)
J?rg Liebeherr (University of Toronto)
Alan Messer (Samsung Electronics)
Jeremy Mineweaser (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
Mark Pullen (George Mason University)
Sanjay Rao (Purdue University)
Keith Ross (Polytechnic University)
G¨¹nter Sch?fer (Technische Universit?t Ilmenau)
Zahir Tari (RMIT University)
Kurt Tutschku (University of W¨¹rzburg)
Li Xiao (Michigan State University)
Heather Yu (Panasonic Princeton Laboratory)
Hui Zhang (CMU)
Lixia Zhang (UCLA)