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1st International Workshop on Grids, Clouds and Virtualization

By December 23, 2008March 4th, 2019Announcements

Held in conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC 2009,  Geneva, 4-8 May 2009
Workshop website:
The Workshop on Grids, Clouds and Virtualization is an international forum which brings together researchers and practitioners working on different high-performance aspects of web/grid services, middleware and technologies including virtualization that enable grid-aware and cloud applications. The enabling technologies and middleware include tools to assemble together different resources such as parallel supercomputers, data archives, high-speed storage systems, advanced visualization devices and scientific instruments using high speed networks connecting geographically distributed devices and organizations. Many recent international efforts are actively fostering the development of  virtualization technologies and solutions. The Workshop will allow exchanging ideas and results related to on-going grid and cloud computing research, focusing on different aspects of middleware, technologies and applications.
Creating breakthrough middleware and virtualization technologies for high-performance grid and cloud applications requires addressing several key computing problems which may lead to novel solutions and new insights in interdisciplinary applications. The focus of the workshop is on all forms of advances in grid, clouds and virtualization middleware/applications, and related topics.  The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:
• Grid infrastructures: advances and evaluation of grid middleware
• Cloud infrastructures: advances and evaluation of virtualization technologies
• Virtualization technologies: tools, middleware, management of virtual environments, virtualization of  storage resources, security aspects
• Grid/cloud security: access policies, authentication, authorization, performance aspects of middleware
• P2P grid/cloud infrastructures: protocols, remote execution, security aspects
• Grid/cloud performances: benchmarking of enabling technologies
• Grid/cloud applications: best practices related to solving large-scale problems on grid/cloud infrastructures
• Data Grid/cloud: advances on management and analysis of large datasets
• Grid/cloud accounting, monitoring and scheduling
• Parallel applications on grid/cloud infrastructures: theory and practice, programming models, intercluster communications, remote execution
• Fault tolerant grid/cloud and virtualization technologies
The proceedings of the workshop will be published by IEEE. Authors are invited to submit 8-page papers in IEEE 2-column format by December 20, 2008. Papers must be submitted to the following email address:
The results presented in the paper must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere, including the proceedings of other conferences or workshops. Papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Papers are evaluated with respect to originality, significance, clarity, and technical soundness. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to present the paper at the workshop.

Paper submission: January 15, 2008
Author notification: January 30, 2009
Camera ready: February 15, 2009
Workshop: May 4-8, 2009

Giovanni Aloisio
University of Salento & CMCC, Italy
Massimo Cafaro
University of Salento & CMCC, Italy
Sandro Fiore
University of Salento & CMCC, Italy

GGagan Agrawal, Ohio State University, USA
Henry Casanova, University of Hawaii, USA
Ewa Deelman, ISI/USC, USA
Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, USA
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Peter kacsuk, MTA SZTAKI, Hungary
Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, University of Lyon, France
Ignacio Llorente, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Jarek Nabrzyski, LSU, USA
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Rick Stevens, ANL, University of Chicago, USA
Lizhe Wang, University of Karlsruhe, Germany