Aims and scope

Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (P2PNA) has received significant attention from both academia and industry in recent years. The aim of the Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications journal is to disseminate state-of-the-art research and development results in this rapidly growing research area, to facilitate the deployment of P2P networking and applications, and to bring together the academic and industry communities, with the goal of fostering interaction to promote further research interests and activities, thus enabling new P2P applications and services. The journal not only addresses research topics related to networking and communications theory, but also considers the standardization, economic, and engineering aspects of P2P technologies, and their impacts on software engineering, computer engineering, networked communication, and security.

Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications is committed to the timely publication of high-quality, original papers that advance the cutting-edge research in the area of peer-to-peer networking, services, and applications. The journal serves as a forum for tackling the technical problems arising from both file sharing and media streaming applications. It also includes state-of-the-art technologies in the P2P security domain.

Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications publishes regular papers, tutorials and review papers, case studies, and correspondence from the research, development, and standardization communities. Papers addressing system, application, and service issues are encouraged. The Journal covers all subject areas of peer-to-peer networking and applications including, but not limited to:

  • P2P ad hoc and sensor networks
  • P2P application and services
  • P2P content access and distribution
  • P2P economics
  • P2P enabled technologies
  • P2P file sharing
  • P2P media streaming
  • P2P multicasting and multimedia delivery
  • P2P overlay networks
  • P2P security issues
  • P2P wireless and mobile networks
  • Architectures and protocols
  • Convergence/co-existence of P2P and other networks
  • Data and index structures
  • Modeling, performance and robustness
  • QoS
  • Replication and load-balancing strategies
  • Semantic routing and search

It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal. Papers extending previously published conference papers are acceptable, as long as the journal submission provides a significant contribution beyond the conference paper, and the overlap is noted clearly at the beginning of the journal submission. If you have any question about whether the overlap with another paper is "substantial," please include in the paper a discussion of the similarities and differences with other papers, including the unique contribution(s) of the PPNA submission.