Dear Colleagues,


The paper submission deadline (August 20, 2009) of the 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments (P2PNVE'09) has been passed. Now we are proceeding with the review process. However, the paper submission system will remain open until August 30, due to the request of some authors. You are invited to register and submit your papers via P2PNVE’09 will be held in conjunction with The 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS’09) on December 8 -11, 2009. Attached is the CFP, where you can find useful information about the paper submission. Please note that the topics of interest include not only specific topics related to peer-to-peer networked virtual environments but also general topics of peer-to-peer networking.


We are looking forward to receiving your papers.


Best regards,

Jehn-Ruey Jiang

General Chair

P2PNVE 2009


================ CALL FOR PAPERS =================

P2PNVE 2009
The 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments
in conjunction with
The 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2009)
December 8 -11, 2009
Shenzhen, China


About P2PNVE 2009
The rapid growth and popularity of networked virtual environments(NVEs) such as Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) in recent years have spawned a series of research interests in constructing large-scale virtual environments. For increasing scalability and decreasing the cost of management and deployment, more and more studies propose using peer-to-peer (P2P) architectures to construct large-scale NVEs for games, multimedia virtual worlds and other applications. The goal of such research is to support an Earth-scale virtual environment or to make hosting virtual worlds more affordable than existing client-server approaches. However, existing solutions for consistency control, persistent data storage, multimedia data dissemination, cheat-prevention, topology mismatching, and virtual world interoperability are not straightforwardly adapted to such new environments. Novel ideas and designs thus are needed to realize the potential of P2P-based NVEs.
The 1st and the 2nd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments were in conjunction with the 13th and 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems in 2007 and 2008, respectively. To adhere to the theme of P2PNVE workshops, the theme of P2PNVE 2009 is to solicit original and previously unpublished new ideas on general P2P schemes and on the design and realization of P2P-based NVEs. The workshop aims to facilitate discussions and idea exchanges by both academics and practitioners.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
-P2P systems and infrastructures
-Applications of P2P systems
-Performance evaluation of P2P systems
-Trust and security issues in P2P systems
-Network support for P2P systems
-Fault tolerance in P2P systems
-Efficient P2P resource lookup and sharing
-Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) and related issues
-Solutions to topology mismatching for P2P overlays
-P2P overlays for NVEs
-P2P NVE multicast
-P2P NVE interoperability
-P2P NVE content distribution
-P2P NVE 3D streaming
-P2P NVE voice communications
-P2P NVE architecture designs
-P2P NVE prototypes
-P2P NVE consistency control
-Persistent storage for P2P NVEs
-Security and cheat-prevention mechanisms for P2P games
-P2P control for mobile NVEs
-P2P NVE applications on mobile devices
Important Dates
Submission:                August 20, 2009
Notification:               September 20, 2009
Camera ready:           October 1, 2009
Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit an electronic version of original, unpublished manuscripts, not to exceed 8 double-columned, single-spaced pages, to web site Submitted papers should be in be in PDF format in accordance with IEEE Computer Society guidelines (Word or Latex). All submitted papers will be refereed by reviewers in terms of originality, contribution, correctness, and presentation.


Organizing Committees


Steering Chair:

Shing-Tsaan Huang, National Central University, Taiwan 


General Chair:

Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan


International Program Committee Members

(Listed in alphabet order):

Maha Abdallah, University of Paris VI, France

Sonja Buchegger, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Bing-Yu Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Jui-Fa Chen, TamKang University, Taiwan

Li-Der Chou, National Central University, Taiwan

Zoran Despotovic, NTT DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany

Gwendal SIMON, GET / ENST-Bretagne, France

David Hales, University of Bologna, Italy

Aaron Harwood, University of Melbourne, Australia

Pilar Herrero, Madrid University of Technology, Spain

Jiung-yao Huang, National Taipei University, Taiwan

Minoru Ito, Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Sam Joseph, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA

Yoshihiro Kawahara, University of Tokyo, Japan

Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Nicolas Liebau, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Chuan-Ming Liu, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy

Wei Tsang Ooi, National Singapore University, Singapore

Juan Orduna, University of Valencia, Spain

Kai-Uwe Sattler, Tech. University of Ilmenau, Germany

Gregor Schiele, Mannheim University, Germany

Peter Sturm, Trier University, Germany

Sandeep Singhal, Microsoft Corporation, USA

Wernhuar Tarng, Nat’l Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan

Pedro Morillo Tena, University of Valencia, Spain

Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy

Li-Ming Tseng, National Central University, Taiwan

Shinichi Ueshima, Kansai University, Japan

Spyros Voulgaris, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Wei-Jen Wang, National Central University, Taiwan

Michael Welzl, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Wai Gen Yee, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Suiping Zhou, NanYang Tech. University, Singapore