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International Symposium on Grid Computing 2010

International Symposium on Grid Computing 2010

ISGC 2010 will focus on data driven e-Science, highlighting use cases and successful applications. Developments to establish sustainable infrastructures and the long-term support of e-Science communities will be an underlying theme.


With the continuous support and enthusiasm of all delegates from Taiwan and overseas, ISGC has become one of the foremost international grid forums in Asia-Pacific. It aims to enhance the awareness of grid computing activities as well as foster the e-Science application in Asia-Pacific. It is our belief that the extraordinary contributions from all ISGC 2010 delegates will not only make the symposium a great sharing experience, but also provide the grid community with valuable insights for future development and collaboration.


ISGC sincerely invites and encourages anyone interested in Grids to submit abstracts to the topics mentioned above. Further information for abstract submission; please refer to the information below.


Call for Abstracts

Date: 7 Oct – 4 Dec 2009

• Online Submission at: http://indico.twgrid.org/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=814


Topics of interest
• Applications in High Energy Physics

Submissions should report on experience with High Energy Physics (HEP) applications that already exploit grid computing services, applications that are planned or under development, or application tools and methodologies. Topics of interest include:

‧ end-user data analysis ‧ management of distributed data
‧ applications level monitoring‧ performance analysis and system tuning
‧ workload scheduling ‧ management of a HEP collaboration as a virtual organisation
‧ comparison between grid and other distributed computing paradigms as enablers of physics data handling and analysis


• Applications on Biomedicine & Life Sciences

Submissions should concentrate on practical applications in the fields of Biomedicine and Life Sciences,
for example:

‧ medical imaging‧ drug discovery‧ high throughput biological data processing/analysis
‧ integration of semantically diverse data sets and applications
‧ combining grid with distributed data and services‧ data management issues
‧ applications for non-technical end users


• Applications on Earth Sciences

Grid computing has been shown that it is a powerful tool for earth science studies, which explores the dynamic process among the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, natural hazards, ecological systems, and human habitation. This session is expected to share the experiences and creativities of researchers who are interested in utilizing this new technology for storing, sharing and retrieving very huge data as well as modeling and analyzing the dynamic earth system.


• Environmental Monitoring & Disaster Mitigation

This track will include papers on how grid computing techniques can be used for applications in Environmental Monitoring and Disaster Mitigation. This overall applications area is of growing importance to the world’s population, addressing issues of climate change and how to reduce the human impact of disasters. The application of grid-based methodologies for geological hazards and disaster mitigation applications such as earthquake, volcano, landslide, tsunami, flood, subsidence, etc as well as environmental monitoring using data from a range of sensors (including satellites, urban environmental monitoring stations and oceanic or coastal buoys) will be included. Both research developments and actual working systems will be addressed.


• Applications on Humanities & Social Sciences

Researchers working in the social science and the humanities have started to explore the use of advanced computing infrastructures such as grids to address the grand challenges of their disciplines.


For example, social scientists working on issues such as globalisation, international migration, uneven development and deprivation are interested in linking complementary datasets and models at local, national, regional and global scales.


Similarly, in the humanities, researchers from a wide range of disciplines are interested in managing, linking and analysing distributed datasets and corpora. There has been a significant increase in the digital material available to researchers, through digitisation programmes but also because more and more data is now ‘born digital’.


As more and more applications demonstrate the successful application of e-Research approaches and technologies in the humanities and social sciences, questions arise as to whether common models of usage exist that could be underpinned by a generic e-Infrastructure. The session will focus on experiences made in developing e-Research approaches and tools that go beyond single application demonstrators. Their wider applicability may be based on a set of common concerns, common approaches or reusable tools and services.


• Grid Operation & Management

This session will cover the current state of the art and recent advances in managing the operation of large scale grid infrastructures. The scope of the session will include advances in monitoring tools and metrics, service management, the implementation and management of Service Level Agreements, improving service and site reliability, interoperability between grids, user and operational support procedures, and other topics relevant to general grid operations.


• Grid Middleware & Interoperability

The track will highlight the major grid middleware developments intended for deployment on production infrastructures supporting research and business applications. The interoperability of these infrastructures and the middleware stacks to enable applications to migrate between and/or  aggregate the combined resources of these infrastructures is of particular importance to facilitate a grid with global reach. The relevance of current and emerging standards for such interoperability will also be addressed.


• Grid Security & Networking

Grid security and networking are at the forefront of the challenges in grid computing. Research communities require access to petascale networking infrastructures and sites that are operationally secure and performant. Opportunities for innovation exist in the areas of operational security, incident response, connecting grid services over untrusted networks, network monitoring, and coping with IPv4 address shortages by use of gateways, NAT, or IPv6. Submissions should address solutions to these and related security and networking issues.


• Digital Library & Content Management

Digital libraries provide services for organizing, managing, accessing and displaying data within collections. Preservation environments build reference collections against which future research results can be compared. Papers are sought that describe use of grid technology to publish and archive digital collections.


• Grid Computing and Cloud Computing

This track will highlight the use of cloud computing virtualization technologies and how they can be used in the large-scale distributed computing environments in science and technology computing. Cloud computing dynamically instantiates virtual machine environments to support computation on demand.


Grid computing shares dedicated resources using standard protocols. Papers on integration of the two approaches are desired. Also of interest are papers on integration of Cloud storage with data grids to support caching of data near cloud compute resources. Applications that use both approaches are sought.


Call for Full-Paper Submissions
2010 speakers (both invited and accepted CFP submission) are highly encouraged submitting the full-papers of their presentations for publication in a book format. Speakers who wish to have their paper included in this publication are required to bring the source file of their full paper to the ISGC 2010 venue. (Original source files and a pdf version are requested.)


ISGC 2010 Secretariat : jlin@twgrid.org / vic@twgrid.org

Website : http://event.twgrid.org/isgc2010/