13 May 2008

Call for papers: Grid Computing and Applications

Call for papers: Grid Computing and Applications

A special issue of International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing

Recent advances in grid technologies provide the ability to aggregate geographically-distributed resources into a single integrated computing platform. A variety of heterogeneous distributed resources, such as clusters, PCs, workstations, data storage devices or specific scientific instruments, are utilised and shared in grid computing systems. Computational resources, storage, memory, and bandwidth are complemented with content-oriented input from databases and web services. Such systems may operate in a predefined and centrally organised manner, or coordination may be conducted in a self-organised, decentralised manner.

Recently, an emerging research area for grid computing has seen a change from widely distributed resources sharing for data-intensive problems to service-oriented computation, collaboration, and virtual organisation. Therefore, the discovery and integration of grid resources and services on Internet has become convenient and flexible in terms of the combination of grid computing and web services used in various grid applications.

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of grid computing and applications and is expected to focus on all aspects of grid technologies and to present novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges in grid platforms. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from the 5th Workshop on Grid Technologies and Applications (WoGTA’08) to be held in Taiwan, December 2008.

We encourage the submission of innovative and mature results in designing, analysing, and developing grid technology, services, and applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Applications: theory and practice of grid services and applications
  • Benchmarking: performance evaluation and modeling, measurement technology for grid hardware and middleware, benchmark results
  • Fundamental theories on grid and cooperative computing
  • HPC applications on cluster/grid environments
  • Information and software integration technologies
  • Infrastructure: grid architecture, system, middleware, and toolkits
  • Internet/web computing and data mining
  • Learning grid and its applications
  • Management: resource discovery and allocation, monitoring, scheduling, and meta-scheduling
  • P2P technology: peer-to-peer techniques for grid computing
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Partitioning and load balancing technologies for grid
  • Programming models: methods for remote execution and inter-task communications
  • Resource allocation and management in learning grid
  • Security: anonymity, anti-censorship, and access control
  • Semantic grid and knowledge grid
  • Service grid, service computing, web services and QoS
  • Wireless networking and mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Important Dates
Deadline for Submission: 1 February, 2009
Acceptance notification: 1 May, 2009
Camera ready papers due: 1 July, 2009

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