HPDGrid 2008 (location: ENSEEIHT, room A002)

International Workshop on High-Performance Data Management in Grid Environments (HPDGrid 2008)

Co-located and organized with VECPAR'08, June 24, 2008, Toulouse, France.


Initially developed for the scientific community as a generalization of cluster computing using the Web, Grid computing is now gaining much interest in other important areas such as enterprise information systems. This makes data management more critical than ever. Compared with cluster computing which deals with homogeneous parallel systems, Grids are characterized with high heterogeneity, high autonomy and large-scale distribution of computing and data resources. Managing and transparently accessing large numbers of autonomous, heterogeneous data resources efficiently is an open problem. Furthermore, different Grids may have different requirements with respect to autonomy, query expressiveness, efficiency, quality of service, fault-tolerance, security, etc. Thus, different solutions need be investigated, ranging from extensions of distributed and parallel computing techniques to more decentralized, self-adaptive techniques such as Peer-to-peer (P2P).

The objective of this one-day workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the high-performance computing, scientific computing, distributed systems and database communities to discuss the challenges and propose novel solutions in the design and implementation of high-performance data management in Grid environments.


Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit either a full paper (maximum 12 pages) or an extended abstract (maximum 6 pages). The manuscripts must be formatted according to the Rules of the Springer Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. They must include the title of the paper, the name, affiliation, and e-mail address of all authors, and a short abstract (100 words). Submissions should be in PDF format. Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness and clarity of presentation.

Accepted papers will be included in the VECPAR'08 e-proceedings in a separate workshop session and available at the workshop. After the workshop, extended versions of selected papers will be invited to be submitted for publication in the VECPAR'08 post-proceedings in a Springer volume of Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

In the previous edition of HPDGrid, the best papers were published in the Journal of Grid Computing (Springer), 5(3), September 2007 (www.springerlink.com/content/111140). For this edition, we also plan a journal special issue of the best papers.

Papers submitted to the workshop must not have been simultaneously submitted to any other forum (conference or journal), nor should they have already been published elsewhere.

At least one author is required to register for the workshop and present the work.

Registration will be done through the VECPAR'08 Web site.

Papers must be submitted electronically through VECPAR'08 submission Web page.

Important Dates

Workshop General co-chairs

Executive Chair

Program Chair

Program Committee

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