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iSGTW Announcement - Call for papers, Grids Meets Autonomic Computing, 23 Feb

Announcement - Call for papers, Grids Meets Autonomic Computing, 23 February, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona. Image courtesy of 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

The deadline is 23 February for submitting full papers (a maximum of 8 pages in length) and posters (2 pages) for the Grids Meets Autonomic Computing workshop to be held in Barcelona, Spain on 15 June 2009, in conjunction with the 6th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing

To deal with the increasing complexity of large-scale computing systems, computers and applications must learn to manage themselves in accordance with high-level guidance from humans – a vision referred to as "autonomic computing." 

The workshop will contribute to building bridges between grid researchers (both fundamental and applied) on one hand and those in the autonomic computing community on the other. The focus of the workshop is to identify key scientific challenges related to the management and evolution of grids as a specific category of complex large-scale systems. The goal of the workshop is to promote community-wide discussion and collaboration on potentially high-impact ideas that will influence and foster continued research in improving the manageability and reliability of grids.

Autonomic computing is relevant to grid systems at a time when production grids have become critical scientific infrastructures and must move to sustainable models. Considering the volume and structure of the manpower dedicated to the day-to-day operations, Self-Optimization, Self-Healing and Self-Configuration could provide immediate benefits.

At the core of autonomic computing is the fact that high-level goals should be exposed by the middleware and should be easily tuned by users and system administrators.

Important dates:

Full paper:  11:59 EST, 23 February, 2009
Author notification: 23 March, 2009
Conference: Jun 15-19, 2009

Click for more details on submitting papers to theGMAC workshop.