Workshop 07-MOSPAS

5th International Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of

Peer-to-Peer and Autonomic Systems

(MOSPAS 2014)


As part of

The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS 2014) or

July 21 – July 25, 2014

The Savoia Hotel Regency

Bologna, Italy

Extended Submission Deadline: March 28, 2014

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 and reliability. The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Autonomic Computing (AC) paradigms have emerged as highly appealing, scalable solutions 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, AC solutions are based on equipping computational entities with autonomic (self-*) features. 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 MOSPAS Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Modeling and Simulation of P2P & Autonomic High Performance Systems

  • High Performance M&S

  • Formal Modeling and Analysis

  • Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation

  • Agent-based Simulation

  • Novel Techniques for M&S

  • M&S-Based Development Methods

  • High Performance Fault Tolerance / Resilience at Extreme Scale

  • Evaluation of Combined P2P and AC Systems

  • Overlay Schemes Performance Evaluation

  • Analysis of P2P/AC-based Applications and Services

  • Workload Characterization and Simulation

  • Analysis of Emergent Behaviors

  • Evaluation of Trust and Reputation Systems

  • Verification at Runtime of AC Systems

  • 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


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 8 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 20144 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 2014 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.

Plans are underway to have the best accepted papers be selected for possible publication in a journal special issue(s). 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.


Extended Paper Submissions: --------------------------- March 28, 2014

Acceptance Notification: ---------------------------------- April 15, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due by: ------- May 12, 2014

Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------- July 21 – 25, 2014


Michele Amoretti

University of Parma

Via Usberti 181/a, 43124 Parma, Italy

Phone: + 39 0521 906 147

Fax: + 39 0521 905 723


Francesco Tiezzi

IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

Piazza San Francesco 19, 55100 Lucca, Italy

Phone: + 39 0583 432 6590

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 2014.

  • Marco Aldinucci, Università di Torino, Italy

  • Carlo Bertolli, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

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

  • Bruno Ciciani, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italy

  • Gerhard Haßlinger, T-Systems ENPS Darmstadt, Germany

  • Tobias Hoßfeld, University of Würzburg, Germany

  • Alberto Lluch Lafuente, IMT Lucca, Italy

  • Natarajan Meghanathan, Jackson State University, MS, USA

  • Javier Rubio Loyola, CINESTAV, Mexico

  • Marco Picone, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

  • Dominik Stingl, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

  • Petr Tůma, Charles University, Czech Republic

  • Emilio Tuosto, University of Leicester, UK

  • Andrea Vandin, University of Southampton, UK

  • Francesco Zanichelli, Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy

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.