GRID 2006

The 7th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing, Barcelona, September 28th-29th 2006


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The Grid Conference (Cluster2006 program)

Time 28-Sep 29-Sep
7:30 Registration Registration
8:30 Welcome
Grid keynote: Malcom Atkinson
(Barcelona B)
9:00 Grid keynote:Satoshi Sekiguchi, AIST
EC presentation: Wolfgang Boch

(Barcelona B)
10:00 Plenary Session (Barcelona B)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Coffee break Data and Metadata
(Barcelona A)
Grid Security
(Barcelona B)
11:30 Workflow in Grids
(Barcelona A)
Data Services and Scheduling in P2P Grids G-2B
(Barcelona B)
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Data streaming in Grids
(Barcelona A)
Grid Security
(Barcelona B)
14:00 Grid Workflow and Logging Issues G-3A
(Barcelona A)
Data Resource Allocation
(Barcelona B)
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 15:30 Coffee break Messaging
(Barcelona A)
(Barcelona B)
16:00 Panel
(Barcelona B)
17:00 Scheduling-2
(Barcelona A)
(Barcelona B)
17:30 break
18:00 Sponsor talks (Barcelona B)
18:30 Poster+exhibit+
(Barcelona C)
(Barcelona B)

Grid 2006 Technical Program

Thursday 28 September

Welcome session – 8:30 – 9:45

·      Keynote: Malcom Atkinson, UK e-Science Envoy & Director of the e-Science Institute

“E-Science Foundations for the European Citizen”


Technically we are making rapid advances in our ability to build and operate e-Infrastructure that should support e-Science. We have some exciting examples where it is demonstrating its benefits, but it is still the preserve of the few cognoscenti. Why is this? What should we do about it?

Session 1 Plenary Session – 9:45 – 11:00
Session chair
: Dennis Gannon

·      QoS-Constrained Stochastic Workflow Scheduling in Enterprise and Scientific Grids, A. Afzal. J. Darlington and S. McGough, Imperial College London

·      Resource Discovery Techniques in Distributed Desktop Grid Environments, J-S Kim, B. Nam, P. Keleher, M. Marsh, B. Bhattacharjee, A. Sussman, University of Maryland

Session 2A Workflow in Grids, 11:30 – 13:00
Session chair
: Dan Katz

·      Overhead Analysis of Grid Workflow Applications, F. Nerieri, R. Prodan, T. Fahringer, H-L. Troung, University of Innsbruck

·      Workflow Global Computing with YML, O. Delannoy, N. Emad and S. Petiton . University of Versailles and INRIA

·      Run-time Optimization for Grid Workflow Applications, R. Duan, R. Prodan, T. Fahringer, Univversity of Innsbruck

Session 2B Data Services and Scheduling in P2P Grids, 11:30 – 13:00
Session chair: Manish Parashar

·      A GridFTP Overlay Network Service, P. Rizk, C. Kiddle, R. Simmonds, University of Calgary

·      YA: Fast and Scalable Discovery of Idle CPUs in a P2P network, J. Celaya, U. Arronategui, University of Zaragoza

·      Fault-aware scheduling for Bag-of-Tasks applications on Desktop Grids, C. Anglano, J. Brevik, M. Canonico, D. Nurmi, Università del Piemonte Orientale and University of California, Santa Barbara

Session 3A Grid Workflow and Logging Issues, 14:00 – 15:30
Session chair: Rajkumar Buyya

·      QoS support for workflows in a volatile Grid, Y. Patel, S. McGough and J. Darlington, Imperial College London.

·      Using Workflow for Dynamic Security Context Management in Grid-based Applications, Y. Demchenko, L. Gommans, C. de Laat, A. Taal, F. Wan, O. Mulmo, University of Amsterdam

·      Flexible and Secure Logging of Grid Data Access, W. Zhang, D. Del Vecchio, G. Wasson, M. Humphrey, University of Virginia

 Session 3B Data Resource Allocation, 14:00 – 15:30
Session chai
r: Beth Plale

·      Multi-Replication with Intelligent Staging in Data-Intensive Grid Applications, Y. Machida, s. Takizawa, H. Nakada, S. Matsuoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology

·      A QoS-Aware Heuristic Algorithm for Replica Placement, H. Wang, P. Liu, J-J Wu, National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica

·      Operating System Support for Space Allocation in Grid storage systems, D. Thain University of Notre Dame

 Panel session, 16:00 – 17:30

·      Standards: role, maturity and adoption. Organizer – Mark Linesch

Sponsor talks, 18:00 – 18:30
Session chair: Rosa M. Badia

·      Jean Pierre Prost, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, France,

and  Marcos de Alba, Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

"LA Grid Joint Research Program aligns with IBM Grid Technical Strategy"

The Latin American (LA) Grid is an industry / academic initiative launched in late 2005 by IBM to dramatically increase the quantity and quality of Hispanic Technical Professionals entering the Information Technology fields. At the core of this initiative is the development of a computer grid across multiple universities and research centers that serves both as the platform for education in grid computing and as a living laboratory for advanced grid research by the universities and centers. In this presentation, we introduce the focus areas of the IBM Grid Technical Strategy and show how the LA Grid Initiative joint research program is developing innovative technologies contributing to these focus areas.

         ·      CoreGRID presentation

 Posters session, 18:30 – 20:30
Chair: Rosa M. Badia

·      Availability Traces of Enterprise Desktop Grids, D. Kondo, G. Fedak, F. Cappello, A. Chien, H. Casanova, INRIA, Intel and Univ. of Hawai‘i

·      Improving Security in Grids Using the Smart Card Technology, D. Kouril, L. Matyska, M. Prochazka, CESNET, Czech Republic

·      Specification based Synthesis of Tailor-made Grid Application Executor Services, J. Hofer, T. Fahringer, University of Innsbruck

·      A Multi Interface Grid Discovery System, A. Ali, A. Anjum, R. McClatchey, F. Khan, M. Thomas, NUST Institute of Technology, University of the West of England and CalTech

·      Monitoring and analysing a Grid Middleware Node, R. Nou, F. Julia, D. Carrera, K. Hogan, J. Torres, Technical University of Catalonia and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

·      GriCoL: A language for Grid Computing, N. Currle-Linde, M. Resch, University of Stuttgart

·      An Incentive Sharing Approach for Computational Resources in the Autonomous Context, C. Weng, M. Li, X. Lu, Shanghai Jio Tong University

·      Ranking and Performance Exploration of Grid Infrastructures: An Interactive Approach, G. Tsoulouas, M. Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus

·      An Infrastructure for Dynamic Composition of Grid Services, Z. Li, M. Parashar, Rutgers University

·      Providing Portlet-Based Client Access to CIMA-Enabled Crystallographic Instruments, Sensors, and Data, H. Yin, D. McMullen, M. Nacar, M. Pierce, K. Huffman, Indiana University

·      Snapshot Processing in Streaming Environments, D. Zimmereman, K.M. Chndy, California Institute of Technology

·      Design of a Peer-to-Peer Information System Using the GT4 Index Service, S. Bharathi and A. Chervenak, University of Southern California, ISI.

·      Service-Oriented Production Grids and User Support, G. Terstyansky, T. Kiss, T. Delaitre, S. Winter, P. Kacsuk, University of Westminster

·      Towards an Adoption Model of The Grid Information Technology in the Organizational Arena, J. Maqueira, S. Bruque, Universidad de Jaén

·      Semantic Grid applications to Complex Satellite Mission Systems, M. Sanchez-Gestido, L. Blanco-Abruña, M. Perez-Hernandez, A. Gomez-Perez. R. Gonzalez-Cabero, O. Corcho, DEIMOS, UPM and University of Manchester

·      The Palantir Grid Meta-Information System, F. Guim, I. Rodero, M. Tomas, J. Corbalan, J. Labarta, Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Technical University of Catalunya

Friday 29 September

Plenary session – 9:00 – 10:30

·      Keynote: Satoshi Sekiguchi, Grid Technology Research Center, AIST, Japan

               "Grid Data Center - Provisioning Business E-Infrastructure"

After completing significant national and international grid projects, the Grid technologies are getting more commonly used in day-to-day business scene now. It turns out that it is easily foreseeable to provide sustainable infrastructure-services of IT resources such as server, storage, networking, and web service platform. Grid Data Center is a business model enabled by advanced grid technologies as a natural extension of the Internet Data Center that would accelerate producing actual utility computing for innovating new businesses.

·      Wolfgang Boch, European Commission, DG Information Society and Media - Unit F2

"EU Grid research - moving towards service-oriented infrastructures"

Session 4A Data and Metadata, 11:00 – 12:30
Session chair: Maria S. Perez

·      Personal Workspace for Large-Scale Data-driven Computational Experimentation, Y. Sun, S. Jensen, S. Pallicara, B. Plale, Indiana University

·      Grid Deployment of Legacy Bioinformatics Applications with Transparent Data Access, C. Bianchet, R. Mollon, D. Thain, G. Deleage, CNRS IBCP and University of Notre Dame

·      Exposing UDDI Service Descriptions and Their Metadata Annotations as WS-Resources, W. Fang, L. Moreau, R. Anathakrishnan, M. Wilde, I. Foster, University of Southampton and Argonne National Laboratory

Session 4B Grid Security – 1,  11:00 – 12:30
Session chai
r: Mark Baker

·      Shibboleth-based Access to and Usage of Grid Resources, R. Sinnott, J. Watt, J. Jiang, O. Ajayi, University of Glasgow

·      On-demand Trust Evaluation, D. O’Callaghan and B. Coghian, Trinity CollegeDublin

·      Toward an On-Demand Restricted Delegation Mechanism for Grids, M. Ahsant, J. Basney, O. Mulmo, A. J. Lee, L. Johnsson.  Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and University of Illinois.

Session 5A Data streaming in Grids,  13:30 – 15:00
Session chair:
K. Mani Chandy

·      Stream processing in data-driven computational science, Y. Liu, N. Vijayakumar, B. Plale, Indiana University

·      Distributed File Streamer: A Framework for Distributed Application Data Coupling,  K. Chen, Z. Huang, B. Li, E. Huang, H. Rajic, B. Kuhn, W. Chen, Intel and Tsinghua University

·      A Self-Managing Wide-Area Data Streaming Service using Model-based Online Control,  V. Bhat, M. Parashar, N. Kandasamy, M. Khandekar, S. Klasky, Rutgers University and Drexel University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Session 5B Grid Security - 2, 13:30 – 15:00
Session cha
ir: Richard Sinnott

·      OCSP for Grids: Comparing Prevalidation versus Caching, J. Luna, O. Manso, M. Medina, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

·      Cacheable Decentralized Groups for Grid Resource Access Control, J. Hemmes, D. Thain, University of Notre Dame.

·      Architecture for Secure Distributed Repository,T. Haupt, A. Kalyanasundaram, I. Zhuk, Mississippi State University

Session 6A Messaging, 15:30 - 17:00
Session chair
: Craig Lee

·      The Design and Implementation of a Distributed Notification Broker for WS-Notification, A. Quiroz, M. Parashar, Rutgers University

·      A Framework for Secure End-to-End Delivery of Messages in Publish/Subscribe Systems, S. Pallickara, M. Pierce, H. Gadgil, G. Fox, Y. Yan, Community Grids Lab.

·      A Parallel Approach to XML Parsing, W. Liu, K. Chiu, Y. Pan, Indiana University and State Univ. of New York, Binghamton.

Session 6B Scheduling-1, 15:30 - 17:00
Session chair:
Douglas Thain

·      Metascheduling Multiple Resource Types using the MMKP, D. Vanderster, N. Dimopoulos, R. Sobie, University of Victoria

·      A Set Coverage-based Mapping Heuristic for Scheduling Distributed Data-Intensive Applications on Global Grids, S. Venugopal, R. Buyya, University of Melbourne

·      AMBLE: An Awareness Model for Balancing the Load in collaborative grid Environments, P. Herrero, J. Bosque, M. Salvadores, M. Pérez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Session 7A Scheduling-2, 17:00 – 18:30
Session chai
r: Mark Baker

·      Negotiation Model Supporting Co-Allocation for Grid Scheduling, J. Li, R. Yahyapour, University of Dortmund

·      How are Real Grids Used? The Analysis of Four Grid Traces and Its Implications, A. Iosup, C. Dumitrescu, D. Epema, H. Li, L. Wolters, TU Delft and Leiden University

·      Resource Allocation in Streaming Environments, L. Tian, K.M. Chandy, California Institute of Technology

Session 7B Performance, 17:00 – 18:30
Session chair:
Satoshi Matsuoka

·      Performance models for hierarchical grid architectures, P. Cremonesi, R. Turrin, Politecnico di Milano

·      Predicting Running Time of Grid Tasks based on CPU Load Predictions, Y. Zhang, W. Sun, Y. Inoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

·      Measuring the Performance and Reliability of Production Computational Grids, O. Khalili, J. He, C. Olschanowsky, A. Snavely, H. Casanova, University of California, San Diego, SDSC and University of Hawai‘i

Closing, 18:30 – 19:00



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