Special Issue of Parallel Computing Journal on Large Scale Grid

(Elsevier PARCO Home Page)

Important Dates

 Submissions Due:
June 30, 2006
July 7, 2006

Review Decisions:
August 30, 2006
Due to a large number of submissions (28), we plan to give our decisions AFTER a meeting during RENPAR (Oct 3-6)

Final Manuscript Due:
September 20, 2006 January 10, 2007

Schedule for publication: Autumn 2007

List of accepted papers

  1. Brokering strategies in computational Grids using stochastic prediction models
    Bruno Gaujal
  2. Parameter optimization in 3D reconstruction on a large scale grid
    Jose-Roman Bilbao-Castro, Angel Merino, Inmaculada Garcia, Jose-Maria Carazo, Jose-Jesus Fernandez
  3. Exploring High Performance Distributed File Storage Using LDPC Codes
    Nuno Santos
  4. Peer-to-Peer for Computational Grids: Mixing Clusters and Desktop Machines
    Alexandre di Costanzo, Clement Mathieu, Denis Caromel
  5. Virtual screening on large scale grids
    Vincent Breton
  6. An Efficient Load Balancing Strategy for Grid-based Branch and Bound Algorithm
  7. Portable Virtual Cycle Accounting for Large-Scale Distributed Cycle Sharing Systems
    Hiroshi Yamauchi, Dongyan Xu
  8. DynaGrid: A Dynamic Service Deployment and Resource Migration Framework for WSRF-compliant Applications
    Eun-Kyu Byun, Jin-Soo Kim
  9. Peer-to-Peer Systems for Discovering Resources in a Dynamic Grid
    Moreno Marzolla, Matteo Mordacchini, Salvatore Orlando
  • Guidelines for the final version of the paper:
    The page limit is 20 according to PARCO style file.

Call for Papers

In the near future, Grid systems are expected to connect large number of heterogeneous resources (PC, Data-bases, HPC clusters, instruments, visualization tools, etc.), to be used by many users (in the range of millions) and to execute a large variety of applications (number crunching, data access, multimedia, etc).

Fundamentally, Grid are distributed systems and like for them, the notion of Large Scale raises many novel issues in security, trust, fairness, accessibility, algorithm scalability, fault tolerance, etc.

This special issue aims at gathering papers in the fields of Grid, Database, Distributed systems, Networking. This special issue is open for contributions in connected fields: P2P systems, Sensors Networks, Networking, Large Scale Heterogeneous Distributed databases. By this way, we expect to be able to confront concepts of these various areas and investigate which ones may present mutual interest for the different communities. The "traditional" Grid community has up to now developed environments based on `in-house' ideas and skills (Globus, Unicore, etc.), with little attention to sibling communities. The challenges set by "large-scale" use of Grids will necessarily demand importing ideas from other technologies, in the first place peer-to-peer approaches, and component- based software engineering as mentioned previosly.

Research in Large Scale distributed systems requires a new methodology since most of the past work have not investigated the impact of Large Scale notions on algorithms and applications. So, new tools, benchmarks and use cases have to be investigated.

For instance, several tools are emerging like large experimental testbeds. Outdoor platforms such as Planet-Lab, Grid5000 (in France), and indoor platforms such as Emulab (USA), AIST SuperCluster (Japan) and Grid eXplorer (France) are some of the new tools proposed for investigating research challenge in Large Scale distributed systems. Since, these tools are essential in the evaluation of concepts and technologies for Large Scale Grid, the meeting will especially appreciate submission in this area.


We solicit novel papers on a broad range of topics that include:

  • Large Scale Grid Related Systems

  • Large Scale Heterogeneous Distributed Databases

  • Large Scale P2P Systems/Desktop Grids

  • Large Scale Sensor Networks

  • Methodology for Large Scale Grids:

    -Indoor and Outdoor Experimental Platforms,
    -Usage/traffic Models

  • Concepts for Large Scale Grids:
    -Fault tolerance,

  • Technologies/environnent for Large Scale Grids:
    -Network Infrastructure,
    -Operating Systems,
    -Programming Languages,
    -Execution Monitoring and Control.

  • Application of Large Scale Grids:
    -Data Storage,
    -Data Exchange (file transfers, streaming)

Paper Submission

We invite authors to submit original and unpublished work. Papers will be reviewed by three reviewers. We inform authors that papers without evaluation (either theoretical or experimental) will not be considered. In other words, papers should be more than 'position papers'.

The authors will be required to prepare their manuscripts according to Elsevier style file that can be downloaded from the following site (then click on "Guide to publishing with Elsevier" - Please use elsart.cls style file, 11pt font fize and single column). For LATEX2E, figures must be prepared in PostScript and appropriately incorporated into the text.

The paper length is not more than 12 pages. Authors should submit a PostScript or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.

Please email your paper before June 30, 2006 July 7, 2006 to christophe.cerin@lipn.univ-paris13.fr, which is the preferred method for submission. Put "PARCO submission" in the subject of the email. The author notification of acceptance is August 30, 2006.

Program Committee

Christophe Cérin - Université de Paris XIII (LIPN) - organizer

Franck Cappello - INRIA, Grand-Large Project

Pascal Primet - Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Gil Utard - Université de Picardie Jules Verne

Cyril Randriamaro - Université de Picardie Jules Verne

Pierre Sens - Université de Pierre & Marie Curie

Luc Bougé - ENS Cachan/Bretagne and IRISA, Rennes, France

Hai Jin - Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Zhiwei Xu - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science

Mohamed Jemni, ESSTT, Tunis

Anne Trefethen - UK e-Science Core Programme

Domenico Laforenza - ISTI, CNR, Pisa

Mitsuhisa Sato - University of Tsukuba and Parallel Computing representative.

Denis Trystram – Imag Grenoble and Parallel Computing representative.

Hans Joraandstad -Sun Microsystems (Geneva - IEC Benchmark center)

Yann Guerin -IBM EMEA Grid Design Center

Jean-Christophe Dubacq – LIPN, Paris XIII

Philippe d'Anfray - Renater, France

Abdelkader Hameurlain - IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, France

Jean-Louis Pazat - IRISA, Université Rennes 1, France

Jean-Louis Roch - IMAG, Grenoble, France

Ronan Keryell - ENSTB, Brest, France

Jens Gustedt - INRIA, Nancy, France

Michel Koskas - INRA, Paris, France