The First International Workshop on Semantic P2P Networks (SP2PN 2009)

In conjunction with

2009 International Conference on New Trends in Information and Service Science NISS 2009

 :June 30- July 2, 2009 - Beijing, China.


Aims and scope

Although client/server technology has been successful in many IT fields, it has many shortcomings. P2P technology is now considered as the next generation computing model. The P2P technologies are used in file sharing applications in the beginning to various general-purpose applications today. There are mainly two types of P2P technologies. The unstructured approach routes nodes by a “flooding algorithm”. The structured approach is mostly based on Distributed Hash Table (DHT) technologies. However, these two kinds of P2P approaches do not care about the semantic meaning of the nodes. They do not care about the nodes whose users may take different roles in social groups in the communities.

This workshop aims to address the need for more research into the theory and applicability of semantic P2P networks. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Search mechanisms and heuristics for computational resources based on semantic P2P network
- Service discovery & utilization based on semantic P2P network
- Semantic P2P models of deployment and management of Web Services
- Semantic P2P storage systems
- Semantic computational sharing and cloud computing over P2P networks
- Semantic Peer-to-Peer workflow management systems
- Overlay self-organization and management
- Semantic computational P2P networks
- Semantic P2P networks for scientific workflow
- Semantic P2P systems related to social science

Important dates

June 30- July 2, 2009,  Beijing, China.

Deadline for Paper submission: April 7, 2009
Paper acceptance notification: April 17, 2009

Paper submission and publication

The papers are limited to 3-4 pages for short paper and 6-8 for full paper, and they must follow the IEEE 8.5"x11" two-column format guidelines described at The papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. For accepted papers, advance registration is required in order to include the final camera ready version in the proceedings which will be published by IEEE Computer Society. And at least one author should be registered in advance and will present the paper in the workshop (Presentation Types:  Oral/ Poster/UCC Oral).


 . The paper has to be submitted via online submission system as the following address:


* Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS series


* Selected papers will be fast-track reviewed for special issues in some eminent international journals.


1) Prelimenary Paper Types (for submission and review):

- Full paper (6-8 pages)           

- Short paper (3-4 pages)


2) Final Paper Types (for publishing):

For inclusion of the accepted papers into IEEE CS proceedings please follow the guideline*:
  Full paper ( 6-8 pages) / Short Paper (3-4 pages)

 Accepted papers’ authors will be able to upload the final paper to the IEEE system.


International Committee:


Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Australia)


Junwei Cao (Tsinghua University, China) 


Philippe Cudre-Mauroux(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)


Yike Guo(Imperial College London, UK)


Maozhen Li (Brunel University, UK)


Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK)


Xiaodong Wang (STFC,  Daresbury Laboratory, UK)


Zhiming Zhao (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)



To be added.


Prof.  Lican Huang (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China)


Contact Information

Dr. Lican Huang (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China)


Address : Xiasha, Higher Education Zone, hangzhou, 310018 Affiliation : Zhejiang Sci-Tech university