Google Best Paper Award

  Paper Submission

  Workshop Organizers

 Program Committee

Important Dates


Submissions Due:
Extended to 

December 8 2008 

Review Decisions:
January 14 2009

Final Manuscript Due:
February 15 2009

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  • 2005 (held jointly with HIPS workshop)
  • 2004

Sixth High-Performance Grid Computing Workshop

May 25 2009, Rome, Italy

in conjunction with

International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium - IPDPS 2009
May 25-29, 2009, Rome, Italy



This workshop gives a forum to researchers and engineers to present their results in grid and distributed computing. Special areas of interest are grid middleware, grid applications, grid benchmarking, data distribution and replication on the grid, fault tolerance and efficiency of grid applications, novel models of grid computing, including cloud and mobile 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: Account management, resource monitoring
  • Scheduling: Resource allocation, application scheduling and containerization.
  • Networking: QoS for grid applications. Bandwidth management.
  • 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.

Google Best Paper Award

In support of Open Source grid computing Google is sponsoring a $1000 award for the best paper presented at HPGC. The paper must go through the normal review process and be presented by an author at HPGC in Rome. The final decision will be made by the organizers based on quality of the paper and quality of the presentation.
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Paper Submission

We invite submissions not exceeding eight single-spaced pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns). 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 2009.

Authors of accepted manuscripts, please submit your camera-ready papers by February 15, 2009 at

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 (chair: Michael Frumkin, Google)

Keynote talk: Dieter Kranzlmueller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany),  Towards a Sustainable Federated Grid Infrastructure for Science
10:00 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:40 am Session 1 (chair: Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin)
  • Invited talk: Daniele Gregori (INFN-CNAF, Bologna, Italy), INFN-CNAF activity in the TIER-1 and GRID for LHC experiments 
  • Henri Bal et al. (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands), Ibis: Real-World Problem Solving using Real-World Grids
  • Carmela Comito, Carlo Mastroianni, and Domenico Talia (University of Calabria and ICAR-CNR, Italy), A Semantic-aware Information System for Multi-Domain Applications over Service Grids
11:40 am - 1:40 pm Lunch
1:40 - 3:00 pm Session 2 (chair: Daniele Gregori, INFN-CNAF, Bologna)
  • Robert Higgins and Alexey Lastovetsky (University College Dublin, Ireland),  Managing the Construction and Use of Functional Performance Models in a Grid Environment
  • Tanvire Elahi, Cameron Kiddle, and Rob Simmonds (University of Calgary, Canada), Modelling Memory Requirements for Grid Applications
  • Luis Tomas, Agustın Caminero, Blanca Caminero, Carmen Carrion (University of Castilla La Mancha), Improving GridWay with Network Information: Tuning the Monitoring Tool
  • Murray Stokely, Jim Winget, and Benjamin Yolken (Google, and Stanford, CA, USA), Using a Market Economy to Provision Compute Resources Across Planet-wide Clusters
3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:40 pm Session 3 (chair: Eric Aubanel, University of New Brunswick)
  • Invited talk: Stephane Genaud (LORIA, France), Evaluation of Replication and Fault Detection in P2P-MPI
  • Michele Guidolin, Alexey Lastovetsky (University College Dublin, Ireland), Grid-Enabled Hydropad: a Scientific Application for Benchmarking GridRPC-Based Programming Systems
  • Jason Maassen et al. (Vrije Universiteit and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands),  Assessing the Impact of Future Reconfigurable Optical Networks on Application Performance
5:00 pm Announcement of winner of Google best paper award

(note: the last paper from session 2 is not eligible, since the authors are from Google)

Program Committee

  • Akshai Aggarwal, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

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

  • Anthony T. Chronopoulos, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Brian J. d'Auriol, Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea
  • Frank Dehne, Carleton University, Canada
  • Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Diwakar Krishnamurthy, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Alexey Lastovetsky, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Paul Lu, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Gabriel Mateescu, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Rubén S. Montero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Spain
  • Djamila Ouelhadj, University of Nottingham, UK
  • 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
  • Ruth Shaw, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Eric Tune, Google, USA
  • Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Rob F. Van Der Wijngaart, Intel Corporation, USA


 - Send questions and comments to Eric Aubanel or Michael Frumkin 

 Last update: May 21, 2009