[Beowulf] [PCGRID08] CFP for Workshop on Desktop Grids and Volunteer Computing Systems

Derrick Kondo dkondo at lri.fr
Wed Jul 25 03:07:20 EDT 2007


CALL FOR PAPERS

Second Workshop on Desktop Grids and Volunteer Computing Systems (PCGrid 2008)
held in conjunction with the
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
April, 2008
Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
web site: http://pcgrid.lri.fr

Desktop grids and volunteer computing systems (DGVCS's)
utilize the free resources available in Intranet or Internet
environments for supporting large-scale computation and
storage. For over a decade, DGVCS's have been one of the
largest and most powerful distributed computing systems in
the world, offering a high return on investment for
applications from a wide range of scientific domains
(including computational biology, climate prediction, and
high-energy physics).  While DGVCS's sustain up to PetaFLOPS
of computing power from hundreds of thousands to millions of
resources, fully leveraging the platform's computational
power is still a major challenge because of the immense
scale, high volatility, and extreme heterogeneity of such
systems.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for
discussing recent advances and identifying open issues for
the development of scalable, fault-tolerant, and secure
DGVCS's.  The workshop seeks to bring desktop grid
researchers together from theoretical, system, and
application areas to identify plausible approaches for
supporting applications with a range of complexity and
requirements on desktop environments.  Last year's workshop
was a great success (see the past program here:
http://pcgrid07.lri.fr/program.html).

We invite submissions on DGVCS topics including the
following:

- DGVCS middleware and software infrastructure (including
management)
- incorporation of DGVCS's with Grid infrastructures
- DGVCS programming environments and models
- modeling, simulation, and emulation of large-scale, volatile
environments
- resource management and scheduling
- resource measurement and characterization
- novel DGVCS applications
- data management (strategies, protocols, storage)
- security on DGVCS's (reputation systems, result verification)
- fault-tolerance on shared, volatile resources
- peer-to-peer (P2P) algorithms or systems applied to DGVCS's

With regard to the last topic, we strongly encourage authors
of P2P-related paper submissions to emphasize the
applicability to DGVCS's in order to be within the scope of
the workshop.

The workshop proceedings will be published through the IEEE
Computer Society Press as part of the IPDPS CD-ROM.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Manuscript submission deadline: October 15, 2007
Acceptance Notification:  December 21, 2007
Camera-ready paper deadline: January 28,2008
Workshop: April 2008

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SUBMISSIONS

Manuscripts will be evaluated based on their originality,
technical strength, quality of presentation, and relevance
to the workshop scope.  Only manuscripts that have neither
appeared nor been submitted previously for publication are
allowed.

Authors are invited to submit a manuscript of up to 8 pages
in IEEE format (10pt font, two-columns, single-spaced). The
procedure for electronic submissions will be posted at:
http://pcgrid.lri.fr/submission.html

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ORGANIZATION

General Chairs
Franck Cappello, INRIA, France
Gilles Fedak, INRIA, France

Program Chair
Derrick Kondo, INRIA, France

Program Committee
David Anderson, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Artur Andrzejak, Zuse Institute of Berlin, Germany
Filipe Araujo, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Zoltan Balaton, SZTAKI, Hungary
Henri Casanova, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Abhishek Chandra, University of Minnesota, USA
Frederic Desprez, INRIA, France
Rudolf Eigenmann, Purdue University, USA
Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
Fabrice Huet, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Peter Kacsuk, SZTAKI, Hungary
Arnaud Legrand, CNRS, France
Mario Lauria, Ohio State University, USA
Virginia Lo, University of Oregon, USA
Grzegorz Malewicz, Google Inc., USA
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Olivier Richard, ID-IMAG, France
Arnold L. Rosenberg, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Mitsuhisa Sato, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Luis Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, USA
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA
Bernard Traversat, SUN Inc., USA
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