HotPOST'13 will be held in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS'13 in Philadelphia, USA!

HotPOST 2012 is organized with the objective of bringing together researchers working on the intersection of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Online Social Networking (OSN) to present and discuss their latest research results and ideas, thereby promoting the development and evolution of this area. All submissions on P2P and OSN related to architecture, design, implementation, simulation, analysis and measurement are welcomed. We highly encourage novel and innovative previously unpublished work, even reporting work in early stage.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Social network analysis for P2P and distributed computing systems
  • OSN-based systems and designs
  • P2P-based social networking architectures
  • P2P-based solutions to cloud computing and data center problems
  • Evolution of P2P communities and systems
  • Reputation, security, incentives, and economics in P2P systems
  • Mobile P2P and social networking systems
  • P2P overlays, file sharing, and streaming systems
  • User behavior analysis and modeling in OSNs
  • Security and privacy in OSNs
  • Evolutions and dynamics of OSNs and their implications
  • Decentralized OSN Applications

Papers accepted for HotPOST 2012 workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All accepted papers will be included in IEEE ICDCS 2012 workshop proceedings, as well as IEEE Xplore (indexed by EI). The technical program committee will select one winner for the Best Paper Award and one winner for the Best Paper Runner-up.



The Best Paper and the Best Paper Runner-up are announced. Congratulations!

The workshop is rescheduled to June 18th.

The camera-ready versions are uploaded for free access! Check out here.

The accepted papers have been announced. Check out here.

The paper submission deadline (hard deadline) is extended to Feb. 10, 2012.

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Important dates

Paper submission February 10, 2012 (PST)
Acceptance notification March 1, 2012
Camera ready March 14, 2012
Author registration March 20, 2012
Workshop June 18, 2012


Organizing Committee

Honorary Chair Daoxu Chen Nanjing University, China
General Chairs Keith W. Ross Polytechnic Institute of NYU, USA
  Mooi Choo Chuah Lehigh University, USA
TPC Chairs Baoliu Ye Nanjing University, China
  Yang Chen Duke University, USA
Publicity Chair Matthias Wählisch Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Web Chair Tianyin Xu UC San Diego, USA
  Jie Zheng Rice University, USA