[Beowulf] CFP on Desktop Grids and Volunteer Computing Systems

Derrick Kondo derrick.kondo at inria.fr
Thu Oct 16 08:37:55 EDT 2008


CALL FOR PAPERS

Third Workshop on Desktop Grids and Volunteer Computing Systems (PCGrid 2009)
held in conjunction with the
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
May 29, 2009
Submission deadline:  November 14, 2008
Rome, Italy
web site: http://pcgrid.lri.fr
See below for details

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Journal of Grid Computing
Special issue on desktop grids and volunteer computing
(Independent of PCGrid workshop)
Submission deadline:  January 31, 2009
web site: http://mescal.imag.fr/membres/derrick.kondo/cfp_jogc.htm

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Third Workshop on Desktop Grids and Volunteer Computing Systems (PCGrid 2009)
held in conjunction with the
IEEE International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS)
May 29, 2009
Submission deadline:  November 14, 2008
Rome, Italy
web site: http://pcgrid.lri.fr

Keynote speaker
Prof. Jon Weissman, University of Minnesota, USA

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://pcgrid.lri.fr/program08.html).

We invite submissions on DGVCS topics including the
following:

- cloud computing over unreliable enterprise or Internet resources
- DGVCS middleware and software infrastructure (including
management), with emphasis on virtual machines
- 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: November 14, 2008
Acceptance Notification: January 16, 2009
Camera-ready paper deadline: February 15, 2009
Workshop: May 29, 2009

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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
Derrick Kondo, INRIA, France

Program Chair
Gilles Fedak, 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
Massimo Canonico, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
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
Yang-Suk Kee, University of Southern California, USA
Tevfik Kosar, Louisiana State University, USA
Arnaud Legrand, CNRS, France
Virginia Lo, University of Oregon, USA
Grzegorz Malewicz, Google Inc., USA
Kevin Reed, World Community Grid, USA
Olivier Richard, ID-IMAG, France
Mitsuhisa Sato, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Luis M. Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jaspal Subhlok, University of Houston, USA
Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, USA
Michela Taufer, University of Delaware, USA
Douglas Thain, University of Notre Dame, USA
Bernard Traversat, SUN, USA
Carlos Varela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Jon Weissman, University of Minnesota, USA
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