CCGrid 2001 note: AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF UP TO ONE WEEK

Rajkumar Buyya rajkumar at csse.monash.edu.au
Fri Nov 3 23:55:17 EST 2000


Dear Colleague,

A message for those of you submitting paper(s) for:
 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CC-GRID 2001)
 16-18 May 2001 in Brisbane, Australia
 http://www.ccgrid.org | http://www.ccgrid2001.qut.edu.au

*** Papers Due: 4 November 2000 *** (today)
A SPECIAL NOTE:
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AUTHORS WILL B E GRANTED AN AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF UP TO ONE WEEK (168 HOURS) 
WITHOUT MAKING A SPECIAL REQUEST; NO FURTHER EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED.
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We would like to take this opportunity to request you to consider this
symposium as a venue for presenting your research. We also request your help 
in publicising the enclosed cfp among your colleagues and encourage them 
to submit their work. 

We are looking forward to welcome and see you in Brisbane!

Thank you very much.

Sincerely Yours,

CCGrid 2001 Team
htt://www.ccgrid.org

PS: The keynote speakers for CCGRID 2001 are:
 * Ian Foster (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and University of Chicago)
 * Domenico Laforenza (CNUCE-Institute of the Italian National Research Council)
 * Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.)
 * Andrzej Goscinski (Deakin University, Australia.)
 * Bruce Maggs (Carnegie Mellon University and Akamai Technologies, Inc., USA.)
 * Greg Pfister (IBM Server Technology & Architecture, Austion, USA.)

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CCGrid2001: IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid
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16-18 May 2001, Brisbane, Australia

http://www.ccgrid.org | http://www.ccgrid2001.qut.edu.au

Sponsors and/or Supporting Organisations:
  * IEEE Computer Society (www.computer.org)
  * IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (www.ieeetfcc.org)
  * Association for Computing Machinery  (ACM) and SIGARCH (www.acm.org)
  * IEEE Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP)
  * Queensland Uni. of Technology (QUT), Australia (www.qut.edu.au)
  * Platform Computing, Canada (www.platform.com)
  * Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC) (www.apac.edu.au)
  * Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM, USA) (www.siam.org)
  * MPI Software Technology Inc., USA (www.mpi-softtech.com)
  * International Business Machines (IBM) (www.ibm.com)
  * Akamai Technologies, Inc., USA (www.akamai.com)
  * Sun Microsystems, USA (www.sun.com)
  * Intel Corporation, USA (www.intel.com)

CALL FOR PAPERS

The growing popularity of the Internet along with the availability of
powerful computers and  high-speed networks as low-cost commodity components
are changing the way we do computing.  Two advanced computing themes have
emerged: "cluster computing" and "global network  computing" (grid
computing).

CCGrid2001 is a new millennium symposium emerged as a follow up (or a merger) of
2000 symposium (APSCC 2000) held in Beijing, China and CC-TEA workshop series
held in the USA for the past four years (1997-2000).

CCGrid2001, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society through the Task Force on
Cluster Computing, is designed to  bring together international cluster and
network-based computing researchers, developers,  and users. The symposium 
will also serve as a forum to present the latest work, and  highlight related 
activities from around the world.

The following topics concerning Cluster or Grid computing are of interest,
but not limited to:

* Hardware and Software (based on PCs, Workstations, SMPs or Supercomputers)
* Middleware for Clusters and Grids
* File Systems and Parallel I/O
* Scheduling and Load Balancing
* Programming Models, Tools, and Environments
* Communication systems such as: Message Passing Systems e.g. MPI and PVM or
  Shared Memory  Systems
* Programming Languages and System Software for supporting Grids and
  Clusters
* System Management and Administration
* Performance Evaluation and Modelling
* Resource Management and Scheduling
* Computational, Data, and Information Grid
* Computational Economy
* Problem Solving Environments
* Data Structure and Algorithms
* Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications for Clusters and
  Grids
* Portal Computing / Science Portals

PAPER SUBMISSION and PUBLICATION

Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 (eight) pages of double
column text using  single spaced 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages,
as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript  guidelines, see:
http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm. Authors should submit a
PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer.
Papers may be submited through the web from:
http://plaswww1.fit.qut.edu.au/forms/authpaper_reg.html.
Queries may be directed to the PC chair: Paul Roe (email: ccgrid2001 at qut.edu.au).

All submitted (orginal and unpublished) papers will be peer-reviewed and all
selected papers will appear in the CCGrid 20001 symposium proceedings. 
The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society 
Press, USA and will also appear online in the IEEE Digital Library.

              CCGRID 2001 INNOVATIVE/BEST PAPER AWARDS

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*                                                                     *
*     The CC-GRID symposium organisers are pleased announce that      *
*     the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) will be         * 
*     presenting two best paper awards. The best papers will be       * 
*     selected based on recommendations by the program committee      * 
*     members and external reviewers. The awards committee will       * 
*     re-review all papers short-listed for the awards. Authors       * 
*     of award-papers will also be invited to extend their paper      * 
*     for inclusion in FGCS journal special issue based on            *
*     the CCGrid 2001 symposium.                                      *
*                                                                     *
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JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

In cooperation with the "Elsevier Science" Press, we are pleased to 
announce that there will be a special issue of the journal:
   Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS)
   http://www.elsevier.com/locate/future 
based on the CCGrid 2001 symposium. Authors of INNOVATIVE paper awards
along with few selected papers will be invited to extend their papers for
inclusion in FGCS journal special issue scheduled for publication
after the symposium (tentatively late 2001).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

CCGrid 2001 symposium is pleased to feature the following keynote speakers:

 * Ian Foster 
   Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and University of Chicago, USA. 

 * Domenico Laforenza 
   CNUCE-Institute of the Italian National Research Council, Italy/Europe. 

 * Satoshi Matsuoka
   Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. 

 * Andrzej Goscinski 
   Deakin University, Australia. 

 * Bruce Maggs
   Carnegie Mellon University and Akamai Technologies, Inc., USA.

 * Greg Pfister, 
   IBM Server Technology & Architecture, Austion, USA. 


WORKSHOPS/SPECIAL SESSIONS

We invite proposals for organising workshops or special sessions as part of
CCGrid2001. These special events are expected to be highly specialiased and
focused, and all selected papers will be published in the CCGrid2001 
proceedings. Those interested in organising special events, please contact
workshops/special sessions chair (on or before Aug. 31, 2001).

The following special events have been organised along with the symposium:

* Cluster Infrastructure for Web Server and E-Commerce Applications (CISCA 2001) 
  Organised by: Hai Jin, University of Southern California, Los Angles, USA. 
                Peter Graham, University of Manitoba, Canada.
  http://ceng.usc.edu/~hjin/cisca2001/

* Internet QoS for the Global Computing (IQ'2001) 
  Organised by: Mahbub Hassan and Sanjay Jha, Uni. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 
  http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~nrl/iq2001/

* Parallel I/O on Clusters (PIC'2001) 
  Organised by: Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA. 
                Rob Ross, Clemson University, USA.
  http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~thakur/pic2001/

* Global Computing on Personal Devices 
  Organised by: Franck Cappello, Universite Paris-Sud, France; and 
  Spyros Lalis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece. 
  http://www.ics.forth.gr/~lalis/gcpd.html

* Agent based Cluster and Grid Computing 
  Organised by: Omer F Rana, University of Wales, UK. 
  http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/User/O.F.Rana/agent-grid/

* Scheduling and Load Balancing on Clusters (SLAB 2001) 
  Organised by: Y K Kwok, The University of Hong Kong. 
  http://www.eee.hku.hk/~ykwok/slab2001/

* Invisible Computing (InviCom 2001) 
  Organised by: Seng Loke and R.Buyya, Distrubuted Systems Technology Centre, Melbourne. 
  http://www.invicom.org

* Cluster Computing Education (CLUSTER.EDU 2001) 
  Organised by: Dan Hyde (Bucknell Uni.) and Barry Wilkinson, University of North Carolina
at Charlotte. 
  http://www.cs.uncc.edu/~abw/CLUSTER-EDU_2001/

* Distributed Shared Memory on Clusters (DSM 2001) 
  Organised by: Laurent Lefevre, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon1, France. 
  http://resam.univ-lyon1.fr/~llefevre/dsm2001/index.html

* Object and Component Technologies for Cluster Computing (OCT 2001)
  Organised by: Rajeev Raje, Purdue University and Barrett Bryant, University of Alabama. 
  http://www.cs.iupui.edu/~rraje/html/ccgrid/cfp.html

* Data Models and Databases on Clusters and the Grid
  Organised by: Heinz Stockinger, CERN, Switzerland and Jianzhong Li, HIT, China. 
  http://cern.ch/hst/ccgrid


CHAIRS & COMMITTEES

Honorary Chairs

* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee (UTK)/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  (ORNL), Knoxville, USA.
* Greg Pfister, IBM Server Technologies Division, Austin, Texas, USA.

General Chairs

* George Mohay, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
* Rajkumar Buyya, Monash University, Australia.

General Vice-Chair

* Wolfgang Gentzsch, Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, USA.

Program Committee Chair

* Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Program Committee Vice Chairs

* David Bader, University of New Mexico, USA.
* Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK.
* Hai Jin, University of Southern California, USA.
* Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB, Germany.
* Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Australia.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

* David Abramson, Monash University, Australia.
* Ishfaq Ahmad, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China.
* Srinivas Aluru, Iowa State University, USA
* Cosimo Anglano, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy.
* Amy Apon, University of Arkansas, USA.
* Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA.
* David Bader, University of New Mexico, USA.
* Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK.
* Francine Berman, UCSD, USA.
* Robert G. Brown, Duke University, USA.
* Marian Bubak, Institute of Computer Science, AGH, Poland.
* Franck Cappello, Universit‰ de Paris Sud, France.
* Toni Cort‰s, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
* Paul J Darwen, University of Queensland, Australia.
* Fikret Ercal, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA.
* Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
* Dennis Gannon, Indiana University and NASA Ames Research Center, USA.
* Al Geist, Oak Ridge National Lab., USA.
* Alan D. George, University of Florida, USA.
* Wolfgang Gentzsch, GRIDware Inc., Germany.
* Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia.
* Salim Hariri, The University of Arizona, USA.
* Ken Hawick, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
* Gernot Heiser, University of  New South Wales, Australia.
* Hermann Hellwagner, Uni. of Klagenfurt, Austria.
* Chris Ho Stuart, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
* Yutaka Ishikawa, Real World Computing partnership, Japan.
* Heath James, University of Adelaide, Australia.
* Hai Jin, University of Southern California, USA.
* Chris Johnson, Australian National University, Australia.
* Pete Keleher, University of Maryland, USA.
* Wayne Kelly, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
* Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
* Domenico Laforenza, CNUCE-Institute of the Italian National Research
  Council, Italy.
* Francis Lau, University of Hong Kong, China.
* Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corp., USA.
* David A. Lifka, Cornell University, USA.
* Thomas Ludwig, Technical Uni. of Munich, Germany.
* Glenn Luecke, Iowa State University, USA.
* Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon Uni., USA.
* Sam Makki, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
* Evangelos Markatos, ICS-FORTH and University of Crete, Greece.
* Satoshi Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
* John O'Callaghan, Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing,
  Australia.
* Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA.
* Marcin Paprzycki, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
* Ira Pramanick, Sun Microsystems, USA.
* Viktor K. Prasanna, University of Southern California, USA.
* C.P. Ravikumar, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
* Daniel A. Reed,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
* Alexander Reinefeld, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum f’r Informationstechnik Berlin
  (ZIB), Germany.
* Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
* Stephen Scott, Oak Ridge National Lab., USA.
* Hong Shen, Griffith University, Australia.
* Thomas Sterling, California Institute of Technology, USA.
* Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada.
* El-ghazali Talbi, University of Lille, France.
* Domenico Talia,  ISI- CNR, Italy.
* Kenji Takeda, University of Southampton, UK.
* Valerie Taylor, Northwestern University, USA.
* Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA.
* Putchong Uthayopas, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
* Mateo Valero, Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain.
* Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine, USA
* Cho Li Wang, Uni. of Hong Kong, China.
* Zhiwei Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
* Xiaodong Zhang, The College of William and Mary, USA.
* Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
* Chung-Kwong Yuen, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
* Albert Zomaya, Uni. of Western Australia, Australia.

Steering Committee:

* Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK 
* Rajkumar Buyya (coordinator), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
* Toni Cort‰s, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 
* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee (UTK) /  
  Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knoxville, USA 
* Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA 
* Wolfgang Gentzsch, Sun Microsystems, Palo Alto, USA 
* Hai Jin, University of Southern California, USA 
* Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corporation, Los Angles, USA 
* George Mohay,Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
* Alexander Reinefeld, ZIB, Berlin, Germany. 
* Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Local Arrangements Committee:

 * Toby Chittenden, QUT 
 * Cathy Kay, QUT 
 * Wayne Kelly (Chair), QUT 
 * Paul Roe, QUT 
 * George Mohay, QUT 

Workshops/Special Sessions Chair:

 * Rajkumar Buyya, Monash University, Australia.

Innovative/Best Paper Awards Chair:

 * Craig A. Lee, The Aerospace Corp., USA.

Finance Chair:
 * Chris Ho-Stuart, QUT

Registration Chair:
 * Sam Makki, QUT

Publicity Chair:

 * Cho-Li Wang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Papers Due: 4 November 2000
Notification of Acceptance: 20 December 2000
Camera Ready Papers Due: 24 January 2001

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ABOUT CONFERENCE CITY:

   Brisbane is Australia's third largest city (1.6 million) and the
state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is about 500 miles (800 Km)
northeast of Sydney along the coast.  At latitude 27 S, Brisbane lies
roughly the same distance from the Equator as Miami, Florida in the USA.
Being in the subtropics, Brisbane's has near-perfect climate all year
round.

   May is a great time to visit Brisbane (Remember Australia has
winter from June to September).  May is before the arrival of crowds
from Sydney and other Australian cities further south escaping 
their chilly winter.

   Australia's not all that far from the USA.  Air time from Los
Angeles (LA) is about 14 hours.  Which is about the same air time as
from LA to Rome, Italy.

   Before and after the conference, there are plenty of opportunities
for day trips to visit Australia's unique wildlife, bushland, outback
and beaches.  The web page for CCGrid2001 <http://www.ccgrid.org/> has
a link to tourist information.  Also, Lonely Planet has a nice web
site on Brisbane at 

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/dest/aust/graphics/map-aus.htm

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