Friday, February 24, 2006

GRID 2006: Preliminary Call for Papers

GRID 2006 Preliminar Call for Papers

GRID 2006 the 7th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing
Barcelona, 28-29 September

The Grid conference series is an anual international meeting that brings together a community of researchers, developers, practitioners, and users involved with Grid technology. The objective of the meeting is to serve as both the premier conference presenting best Grid research and a forum where new concepts can be introduced and explored.

The previous events in this series were: Grid 2000, Bangalore, India; Grid 2001, Denver; Grid 2002, Baltimore; Grid 2003, Phoenix; Grid 2004, Pittsburgh; and the sixth event, Grid 2005 in Seattle. All of these events have been successful in attracting high quality papers and a wide international participation. Last year's event attracted about 400 registered participants.

From the second event through the sixth, we have been known as the Grid Workshop affiliated with the Supercomputing SC conference series. For this, our seventh event, we will convene our first meeting as a conference and this year we will be co-located with the 2006 Cluster conference.

The proceedings of the first three workshops were published by
Springer-Verlag, and the proceedings of the three most recent workshops were published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. We expect this year's proceedings will join those of the last three years in the IEEE Computer Society's Digital Library.

Grid 2006 has been labeled CoreGRID event.


Grid 2006 topics of interest (in no particular order) include, but are not limited to:

* Internet-based Computing Models
* Applications, including eScience and eBusiness Applications
* Distributed and Large-Scale Data Access and Management
* Middleware and Toolkits
* Monitoring, Management and Organization Tools
* Resource Management and Scheduling
* Networking
* Virtual Instrumentation
* Metadata, Ontologies, and Provenance
* Creation and Management of Virtual Enterprises and Organizations
* Architectures and Fabrics
* Information Services
* Security Issues
* Programming Models, Tools, and Environments
* Grid Economy
* Autonomic and Utility Computing on Global Grids
* Performance Evaluation and Modeling
* Cluster and Grid Integration Issues
* Scientific, Industrial and Social Implications

Technical Papers

Grid 2006 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work (also not submitted elsewhere for review) reporting solid and innovative results in any aspect of grid computing and its applications. Papers should not exceed 8 single-spaced pages of text using 10-point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch paper (see IEEE author instructions, a LaTeX style sheet and Word format is available, too). All bibliographical references, tables, and figures must be included in these 8 pages. Submissions that exceed the 8-page limit will not
be reviewed. Authors should submit a PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

Proceedings: All papers selected for this conference are peer-reviewed and will be published as a separate proceedings. After the event, the papers will also be published in the IEEE Xplore and the CS digital library. For author instructions see

Special Issue: The best 6 to 8 papers from the conference will be selected for journal length extension and their publication in a special issue of the Future Generation Computing Systems (FGCS).

Important Dates

1 March 2006 Paper submission site open
7 April 2006 Full paper submission due
14 April 2006 Last date for paper updates before review process
9 June 2006 Acceptance notification
1 July 2006 Camera-ready copy due
28-29 Sept 2006 Conference

Conference Organization

General co-Chairs

Andrew Grimshaw, University of Virginia, USA
Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Program Chair

Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, USA

Program Vice Chairs

Applications: Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Data Management: Beth Plale, Indiana University, USA
Networking/Security/Infrastructure: Olle Mulmo, Center for Parallel Computers, KTH Sweeden
Scheduling/Resource management: Jarek Nabrzyski, Poznan Supercomputing
Center, Poland
Tools/Software/Middleware: Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK

Publicity Chair: Julita Corbalan, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Proceedings Chair: Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Finance Chair: Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, USA

Local arrangements chair: Toni Cortes, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain

Tutorial Chair: Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA

Steering Committee

Chair: Craig Lee, Aerospace Corp., USA

Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Wolfgang Gentzsch, D-Grid, Germany
Daniel S. Katz, JPL/Caltech, USA
Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, USA
Heinz Stockinger, University of Vienna, Austria

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Grid Computing Book: Grid Computing for Developers

Title: Grid Computing for Developers
Author: Vladimir Silva
Publisher: Charles River Media
Sample Chapter:
Review: Taken from Globus Consortium Journal

For enterprise software engineers that want to cut their teeth on Grid computing development, a new release by Charles River Media, Inc. "Grid Computing for Developers" might be worth taking a look at.

Author Vladimir Silva is a former IBM software engineer with deep technical experience with the IBM Grid Toolbox and the Globus Toolkit. His book drills beyond conceptual Grid architecture discussions -- and provides a companion's guide (with code samples) for common Grid installation, security set-up and integration scenarios.

Silva notes that the enterprise is still in the early exploration days in terms of Grid-enabling core business applications -- but "Grid Computing for Developers" does provide some specific technical drill-downs on Grid services running in more 'mainstream' commercial types of environments. For example, in the "Security" section (Chapter 8), Silva describes how a certificate authority works with a Web-based application "along with command-line tools and installation transcripts for two popular application servers: Apache Tomcat and IBM WebSphere."

While the book went to publication prior to the release of GT4 (and therefore emphasizes best development practices around GT3), 'Grid Development for Developers' stands out as one of the first Grid publications that gives the enterprise developer a technical point of reference as they actually role up their sleeves and get their hands dirty with some of the core open source Grid plumbing in common use today in research and science Grids.

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