The First Workshop on

Partitioning Applications for Computational Grids


 April 26-30, 2004

Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

in conjunction with the

18th International Parallel & Distributed Processing Symposium
IPDPS 2004


Computational grids, with a collection of heterogeneous resources connected by heterogeneous networks, are being developed globally. Efficient partitioning of applications to exploit such grids is becoming an emerging area of research. Applications that can exploit this new type of platform range from parameter-space studies, Monte Carlo simulations, to graph-based applications and multi-physics coupled models. Currently, grid core middleware such as Globus does not provide a service for partitioning. On the other hand, existing partitioning tools may not be completely suitable for grids. Partitioning applications for computational grids is a very important activity for moving existing applications to grids.

Papers are invited on the following topics:

        Partitioning Algorithms

o       Graph Partitioning

o       Load Balancing

        Computational Grids

o       Software Support

o       Modeling

        Experiences with Applications on High Performance Computers (e.g. clusters, SMPs, etc.) and Grids 


o       Computational Fluid Dynamics

o       Computational Mechanics

o       Weather and Climate Systems

o       Ocean and Earth sciences

o       Combustion Systems

o       Structural Engineering

o       Computer Graphics and Visualization

o       Other Applications

Submission Information

We invite you to submit a full paper of up to 12 single-spaced pages of text, using 12-point size type on 8.5x11 inch pages, for oral presentation. Submitted papers have to be original, containing new results that were not previously published. The paper must present an original work, not published elsewhere. Each paper will be refereed by at least three independent reviewers. Paper submission indicates that the work is original, has not been published in this form by any other venue and the intention of the author to present the paper at the PACGrid-04 workshop at IPDPS 2004. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of IPDPS 2004.

The submitted paper must be submitted electronically in either Postscript or PDF format. The author should also submit a separate text file with information relevant to the submission (such as the author's name, affiliation, contact address, e-mail address, title of the submission, the name of the presenting author and the theme of the submission). 

Send your manuscript to Dr. Eric Aubanel ( by November 15, 2003. Authors will be notified by December 19, 2003. 

Further information about IPDPS 2004 can be found at:

Important Deadlines

Paper submission due (extended deadline)

November 29, 2003

Notification of Acceptance

December 23, 2003 

Final camera-ready paper

January 23, 2004


Workshop Organizers


Dr. Eric Aubanel 
Faculty of Computer Science 
University of New Brunswick 
 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Canada 


Dr. Virendra C. Bhavsar
Faculty of Computer Science 
University of New Brunswick 
 Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3 Canada 



Program Committee Members 

Akshai Aggarwal, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

Rupak Biswas, Nasa Ames Research, Moffett Field, CA, USA

Bharat S. Chaudhari, The International Institute of Information Technology, Pune, India

Nikos P. Chrisochoides, College of William and Mary, Wlliamsburg, VA, USA

Thierry Coupez, CEMEF - groupe CIM, Ecole des Mines de Paris

Brian J. d'Auriol, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA

Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada 

George Karypis, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Robert Preis, Paderborn Institute for Scientific Computation (PaSCo), University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany 

Ruth Shaw, University of New Brunswick, Canada 

Chris Walshaw, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK

Laurence Tianruo Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada

Updated: December 22, 2003 by Eric Aubanel