IEEE Internarional Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGRID2001)

Venue: Brisbane

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2001 End Date/Time: May 18, 2001
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We invite proposals for organising workshops or special sessions as part of CCGrid2001. The special events are expected to be highly specialiased and focused, and all selected papers will be published in the CCGrid2001 proceedings. Those interested in organising special events, please contact special sessions or workshops chair.

Planned Special Events
Cluster Infrastructure for Web Server and E-Commerce Applications (CISCA 2001)
Organised by: Hai Jin, University of Southern California, Los Angles, USA; and Peter Graham, University of Manitoba, Canada.
Internet QoS for the Global Computing (IQ 2001)
Organised by: Mahbub Hassan and Sanjay Jha, Uni. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Parallel I/O on Clusters (PIC'2001)
Organised by: Rajeev Thakur, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA; and Rob Ross, Clemson University, USA.
Global Computing on Personal Devices
Organised by: Franck Cappello, Universite Paris-Sud, France; and Spyros Lalis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece.
Agent based Cluster and Grid Computing
Organised by: Omer F Rana, University of Wales, UK.
Scheduling and Load Balancing on Clusters (SLAB 2001)
Organised by: Y K Kwok, The University of Hong Kong.
Invisible Computing (InviCom 2001)
Organised by: Seng Loke and R.Buyya, Distrubuted Systems Technology Centre, Melbourne.
Cluster Computing Education (CLUSTER.EDU 2001)
Organised by: Dan Hyde (Bucknell Uni.) and Barry Wilkinson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Distributed Shared Memory on Clusters (DSM 2001)
Organised by: Laurent Lefevre, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon1, France.
Object and Component Technologies for Cluster Computing (OCT 2001)
Organised by: Rajeev Raje, Purdue University and Barrett Bryant, University of Alabama.
Rajkumar Buyya, Monash University, Australia.


Additional Information

The growing popularity of the Internet along with the availability of powerful computers and high-speed networks as low-cost commodity components are changing the way we do computing. Two advanced computing themes have emerged: "cluster computing" and "global network computing" (grid computing). Cluster Computing The availability of powerful microprocessors and high-speed networks as commodity components are making clusters/networks of computers an appealing vehicle for cost-effective high performance and high availability computing. Cluster computing has become a hot research topic amongst academics and within the industry community, including system designers, network developers, language designers, standardising forums, algorithm developers, graduate students and faculties. The use of clusters as a computing platform, however, is not just limited to scientific and engineering applications: there are many business applications that can benefit from the use of clusters too. Global Network Computing (Grid Computing) Network computing is the clustering or coupling of a wide variety of geographically distributed resources such as supercomputers, storage systems, data sources, and special classes of devices, which allows them to be used as a single unified resource and thus forms what is popularly known as computational grids. The computational grid is analogous to the electric power grid and aims to couple geographically distributed resources and offer consistent and inexpensive access to resources irrespective of their physical location or access point. SCOPE CCGrid2001 is a millennium symposium, and is a follow up on (or merger of) 2000 symposium held in Beijing, China and CC-TEA workshop series held in the USA for the past four years (1997-2000). CCGrid2001, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, is designed to bring together international cluster and network-based computing researchers, developers, and users. The symposium will also serve as a forum to present the latest work, and highlight related activities from around the world. The following topics concerning Cluster or Grid computing are of interest, but are not limited to: Cluster Computing Technologies & Applications Cluster Hardware Topology and Configurations (based on PCs, Workstations, or SMPs) Cluster Interconnects and Network Interfaces Light Weight Communication Protocols Operating System Enhancements for Multicomputers Single System Image Cluster Middleware High Availability Computing Issues File Systems and Parallel I/O Data Distribution and Load Balancing Job and Resource Management Systems Programming Models, Tools, and Environments Message Passing Systems such as MPI and PVM Problem Solving Environments Data Structures Algorithms for Solving Problems Distributed Data Mining System Management and Administration Java and Jini for High Performance Computing Performance Evaluation Scientific, Engineering, and Commercial Applications Clusters of Clusters Grid Computing Technologies & Applications Types of Grids: Computing, Data and Information Grid Fabrics Grid Middleware and Toolkits Information Power Grid Resource Management and Scheduling Grid Security and Information Services Advance Resource Reservation and Scheduling Remote Data Access and Management Computational Economy Performance Evaluation and Modelling of Grid Systems Internet-based Computing Models Grid Applications (scientific, engineering, and business) Social Implications Novel Hardware and Software Architectures for Computing in the next Millennium PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 (eight) pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. Exact IEEE instructions can be accessed from: Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. To facilitate processing, each submission should also enclose the following information in ASCII format: paper title, author name, abstract, up to five keywords, as well as the contacting information of the responsible author (postal address, e-mail address, phone/fax numbers). Full papers will be reveiwed. The results presented in papers must be original. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Please send full paper for consideration to this conference by email to the PC chair, Dr Paul Roe, at Hard copy submissions can be mailed to PC chair, however, electronic submission is strongly encouraged. PROCEEDINGS All papers selected, as per reviewers recommendations for this conference, will appear in proceedings published through the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA. The proceedings will also be made available online through the IEEE digital library following the conference. INNOVATIVE/BEST PAPER AWARDS The CC-GRID symposium organisers are pleased announce that the IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing (TFCC) will be presenting two best paper awards. The best papers will be selected based on recommendations by the program committee members and external reviewers. The awards committee will re-review all papers short-listed for the awards. Authors of award-papers will also be invited to extend their paper for inclusion in FGCS journal special issue based on CCGrid 2001. JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE In cooperation with the "Elsevier Science" Press, we are pleased to announce that there will be a special issue of the journal: Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) based on the CCGrid 2001 symposium. Authors of INNOVATIVE paper awards along with few selected papers will be invited to extend their papers for inclusion in FGCS journal special issue scheduled for publication after the symposium (tentatively late 2001). WORKSHOPS/SPECIAL SESSIONS We invite proposals for organising workshops or special sessions as part of CCGrid2001. These special events are expected to be highly specialiased and focused, and all selected papers will be published in the CCGrid2001 proceedings. Those interested in organising special events, please contact workshops/special sessions chair.