Workshop on Grid and Utility Computing (WUGC)

Co-located with HiPC 2009, Kochi, India

Date: December 16, 2009

The Workshop on Utility and Grid Computing (WUGC) focuses on the technology and business models of virtualization, grid and utility computing.

Grid computing can now be described as a mature technology. It has found wide-ranging adoption in the industry. The grid “use cases” vary from running MPI applications in clusters consisting tens of nodes to planet-scale data churning applications running on thousands of nodes. Virtualization technology research has also witnessed tremendous advancement. Although having virtual resources is not an explicit requirement for grid computing, we see that sophisticated virtualization technology provides important impetus to grid computing infrastructure.

One consumer-facing offering of massive grid infrastructure by utility providers is through cloud computing. At one level, computing clouds are massive third-party data centers that rent infrastructure, platform and business applications in “pay-as-you-go” mode and derive profits from their economies of scale. Getting almost instant access to massively scalable infrastructure at very low costs benefits the customers.

To have a successful cloud-hosting model, we believe that these data centers have to perform at an optimized level of resource virtualization and workload balancing through grid computing. Another important facet is the service-orientation of these computing models; modes for application development and service delivery, and so on.

The Workshop on Grid and Utility Computing (WIGC), like previous years, will focus on theory and practice on the technology and business models of virtualization, grid and utility computing. We seek original and unpublished research contributions on (but not limited to) categories like:

  • Virtualization and grid computing technology advances
  • Service oriented infrastructure
  • Security in virtualization, grid and cloud computing
  • Cloud and utility computing operating models
  • Access and provisioning mechanisms for grid and cloud services, SLA-based scheduling in the grid and cloud
  • Data modeling for cloud architecture
  • Models for making high performance computing a utility via cloud-HPC interlink
  • Metering, accounting and software licensing mechanisms for grid and cloud computing
  • Real life implementation and case studies

Submission of papers
Authors are invited to submit complete and original papers. Papers to be submitted should not have been previously published in another forum and should not be currently under review by another journal or conference. All submitted papers will be scrutinized for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. An accepted paper must be presented by one of the authors at the workshop venue. The accepted papers will be published as part of the HiPC conference proceedings on a CD-ROM.

Important dates
Paper Submission : October 3, 2009
Notification : October 26, 2009
Camera-ready : November 15, 2009 (Absolute deadline)
Workshop Date : December 16, 2009

Please contact the workshop co-chairs for any questions.

Submission instructions

  • Create a PDF (preferred) or Postscript version using the format prescribed at the official HiPC website
  • Submit the paper via email to the conference co-chairs. Please mention "WUGC Paper Submission" in the subject line
  • Alternatively, upload your paper at the www.easychair.org workshop paper submission page (details will be communicated later)

You will receive an acknowledgement within 24 hours about the successful receipt and printing of your paper.

Workshop co-chairs
Shubhashis Sengupta, Oracle Corporation

Srinivas Padmanabhuni, SETLabs, Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Srikanth Sundarrajan, Yahoo! Inc

Workshop program committee

  • Kirk Bradley, Oracle Corporation
  • T S Mohan, Education and Research, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne
  • Priya Vasistha, University of Southern California

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