IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference



Special Session on Scalable Adaptive Multicast in P2P Overlays

The emergence of 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.

The goal of this special session is to provide a forum for engineers, architects, and researchers to share knowledge and innovation in hybrid P2P multicast techniques. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include (but are not limited to) the following:

♦Peer-to-peer overlays with multicast support
♦Small group multicasting
♦Explicit multicasting
♦Application Layer Multicast (ALM)
♦Hybrid multicasting architectures
♦Comparitive analysis of ALM and OM architectures
♦Scalable integration of QoS mechanisms
♦Methods for group formation and discovery that scale to large numbers of groups
♦Support for highly dynamic group membership

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit regular technical papers or position papers. The position papers should present novel technologies at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Manuscripts should not exceed five (5) pages in double-column IEEE format. Please submit the paper throughــ
EDAS.ـ Formatting details can be found underـAuthor Informationـon the CCNC web site.

Session Organizers
Thomas Schmidt, Matthias Waehlisch, John Buford

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