Schedule for publication: Autumn 2007
List of accepted papers
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.
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.
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:
We invite authors to submit original and unpublished work.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
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