Topic 6

Grid and Cluster Computing


Grid computing is a major research area with strong involvement from both academia and the computing industry. The common vision is that grid computing represents the culmination of truly general distributed computing across various resources in a ubiquitous, open-ended infrastructure to support a wide range of different application areas. Although significant progress has been made in the design and deployment of grids, many challenges still remain before the goal of a user-friendly, efficient, and reliable grid can be realized. Grid research issues cover many areas of computer science to address the fundamental capabilities and services that are required in a heterogeneous environment, such as adaptability, scalability, reliability and security, and to support applications as diverse as ubiquitous local services, enterprise-scale virtual organizations, and internet-scale distributed supercomputing. Therefore, grid research will greatly benefit from interactions with the many related areas of computer science, making Euro-Par an excellent venue to present results and discuss issues.


  • Grid middleware,
  • Resource/Service/Information discovery,
  • Resource management and scheduling,
  • Grid programming models, tools, and algorithms,
  • Dependability, adaptability, and scalability,
  • Security for grids,
  • Monitoring and event notification for grids,
  • Workflow management,
  • Grid accounting and economics,
  • Innovative Applications for Grid and Cluster Computers,
  • Desktop Grids,
  • Automated management of resources and applications.


Global Chair Local Chair
Rosa M. Badia
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
and Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
Christian Perez
Rennes, France
Vice Chair Vice Chair
Alvaro Arenas
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
e-Science Centre
Chilton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Artur Andrzejak
Zuse Institute Berlin
Berlin-Dahlem, Germany
Vice Chair Vice Chair
Franck Cappello
Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique (LRI)
Université Paris Sud
Orsay, France
Ramin Yahyapour
University Dortmund
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Dortmund, Germany
Vice Chair
Marco Danelutto
Department of Computer Science
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy