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Important Dates


Submissions Due:
November 16th 2007 (hard deadline)

Review Decisions:
December 21 2007

Final Manuscript Due:
January 28 2008

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Fifth High-Performance Grid Computing Workshop

April 14, 2008, Miami, Florida USA

in conjunction with

International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium - IPDPS 2008
April 14-18, 2008, Miami, Florida USA



Grids are becoming important engines for solving large computational and and storage problems. Grids are used for collecting, processing,  and searching large data sets both in academia and in industry. Just a few examples: TeraGrid (USA), Coherence (Oracle), Grid'5000 (France), DataGrid (EU), USAtlas Grid and LHG for LHC indicate the wide proliferation of grid computing. The High Performance Grid Computing workshop provides a forum for researchers from academia and industry to present their latest results in the theory and practice of grid computing. The workshop invites researchers to submit papers on all aspects of grid computing. 

  • Applications: Theory and practice of grid computing. Solution of large problems on  grids.
  • Benchmarking: Evaluating performance of grid hardware and middleware. Grid benchmarking.
  • Infrastructure: Implementation and evaluation of grid middleware.
  • Data Grids: Use of grids for analysis of large data sets.
  • Management and Scheduling: Management, monitoring, resource allocation, and scheduling.
  • Partitioning and Load Balancing: Mapping data and applications on computational grids.
  • Programming Models: Methods for remote execution and intertask communications, including message passing and RPC.

Invited Speakers

New this year, we have two invited submissions to HPGC:

1. Experimental validation of grid algorithms: a comparison of methodologies, Emmanuel Jeannot, Loria INRIA-Lorraine, France.
2. Using Bandwidth Data to make Computational Off-loading Decisions, Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Paper Submission

Final submission of accepted papers: please visit the IPDPS author resources page for instructions.

We invite submissions not exceeding eight single-spaced pages. Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference, or journal. Each paper will be refereed by at least three independent reviewers. Paper submission indicates the intention of the author to present the paper at the HPGC workshop at IPDPS 2008.

Click here to submit your paper. In the event of any difficulty with the EDAS submission system, send to instead.

Submission deadline: November 16, 2007. There will be NO extension of this deadline. Authors will be notified by December 21, 2007.

The HPGC workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society along with the IPDPS conference proceedings. 

Workshop Organizers

  • Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Virendra C. Bhavsar, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Michael Alex Frumkin, Google, USA

Advance Program
9:00 - 10:00 am Welcome to HPGC

Invited talk I: Using Bandwidth Data to Make Computation Offloading Decisions, Rich Wolski, University of California, Santa Barbara
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:30 am Session 1: Resource Allocation
  • Jorge Londono  and Azer Bestavros (Boston U., US), netEmbed: A Network Resource Mapping Service for Distribute Applications
  • Stéphane Genaud (LORIA, FR) and Choopan Rattanapoka (LSIIT-ICPS, FR), Large-Scale Experiment of Co-allocation Strategies for Peer-to-Peer SuperComputing in P2P-MPI
  • Andre Luckow and Bettina Schnor (U. of Potsdam, DE), Service Replication in Grids: Ensuring Consistency in a Dynamic, Failure-Prone Environment
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 pm Invited talk II: Experimental Validation of Grid Algorithms: a Comparison of Methodologies, Emmanuel Jeannot, Loria INRIA-Lorraine, France
2:00 - 3:00 pm Session 2: Grid Middleware and Scientific Applications
  • Seyed Masoud Sadjadi (Florida Intl U., US), Shu Shimizu (IBM Tokyo Research Lab, JP), Javier Figueroa (FIU and U. of Miami, US), Raju Rangaswami (FIU, US), Javier Delgado (FIU, US), Hector Duran (U. of Guadalaraja, MX) and Xabriel Collazo (U. of Puerto Rico, PR), A Modeling Approach for Estimating Execution Time of Long-Running Scientific Applications
  • Liang Chen, Han-Wei Shen and Gagan Agrawal (Ohio State U., US), Supporting a Visualization Application on a Self-Adapting Grid Middleware
  • Ying Su, Zhanming Jin (Tsinghua U., CN), Peng Jie (ISTIC, CN) and Fenghua Ji (Tsinghua U., CN), Assuring information quality in e-Science
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm Session 3: Grid Infrastructure
  • Higor Alves, Moacir Campos Junior, Francisco Fernandes, Marcia Kondo, André de Mello, Adilson Hira (U. of Sao Paulo, BR), Paola Accioly, Luiz Guimarães, Magdala Novaes (Federal U. of Pernambuco, BR) and Marcelo Zuffo (U. of Sao Paulo, BR), Oncogrid: A Proposal of Grid Infrastructure for the Establishment of a National Health Information System on Childhood Cancer
  • Russ Miller (SUNY-Buffalo and Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Reseach Inst., US), Jonathan Bednasz (SUNY-Buffalo), Kenneth Chiu (Binghamton U., US), Steven Gallo (SUNY-Buffalo), Madhu Govindaraju, Michael Lewis (Binghamton U.), Catherine Ruby (SUNY-Buffalo) and Charles Weeks (Hauptmann-Woodward Medical Reseach Inst.), Grid-Based Research, Development and Deployment in New York State
  • Gevorg Poghosyan and Marcel Kunze (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, DE),  Monitoring for multi-middleware grid

Program Committee

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

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

  • Anthony T. Chronopoulos, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Frank Dehne, Carleton University, Canada
  • Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Wolfgang Gentzsch, German D-Grid Initiative
  • Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Xiaolin (Andy) Li, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Gabriel Mateescu, National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
  • Rubén S. Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Francois Pellegrini, INRIA and LaBRI, Universite Bordeaux, France
  • Stefan Podlipnig, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University, USA
  • Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Thomas Rauber, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Masoud Sadjadi, Florida International University, USA
  • Simon Chong-Wee See, Sun Asia Pacific Science and Technology Center and Nanyang Technological University
  • Ruth Shaw, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Rob F. Van Der Wijngaart, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada


 - Send questions and comments to Eric Aubanel or Michael Frumkin
     Last update: March 31, 2008