CFP for CCGrid 2003 (fwd)

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Mon Oct 21 04:40:34 PDT 2002


       The 3rd IEEE/ACM International Symposium on 
             Cluster Computing and the Grid
                     (CCGrid 2003)
     May 12-15, 2003, Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, JAPAN

          ***  Paper Deadline Oct. 30, 2002 ***


Two new paradigms are changing the way we do computing: Clusters and
Grids.  Both have been born by the need for more economical means for
high-performancecomputing. Clusters employ cost-effective commodity
components for building powerful computers, and Grids allow to better
utilize the computing resources that are available via Internet.
CCGrid2003, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on
Cluster Computing, is designed to bring together international cluster
and grid computing researchers, developers, and users to present and
exchange the latest innovations and findings that drive future
research and products. The areas of interest include, but are not
limited to:

  - Middleware for Clusters and Grids
  - Interconnects and Protocols
  - File Systems, I/O and Databases
  - Resource Management
  - Scheduling and Load Balancing
  - Management of Large-Scale Distributed Data
  - Programming Languages and Models
  - Tools and Environments
  - Programming Support for SMP Clusters
  - System Management and Administration
  - Performance Evaluation and Modeling
  - Problem Solving Environments
  - Applications for Clusters and Grids
  - Computing / Science Portals


Authors are invited to submit original papers of up to 8 pages of
double-column text using single spaced 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11
inch pages, as per IEEE manuscript guidelines, see Papers over 8 pages will
be immediately rejected without refereeing. Authors should submit a
PostScript (level 2) or PDF (preferred) file that will print on a
PostScript printer.  All submissions will be handled via the web. The
submission site is now open.  Please
do NOT send your submission via email or hardcopy.

Submission due date : October 30, 2002


Poster Chair solicits call for posters (upto 2 pages writeup) and
research demos.  Poster authors submits electrical data of posters
after the conference. The poster chair creates an Online Proceedings
of CCGrid posters for placing on the web.

Research Demo: It is most likely that Internet facility will be
organized at the conference venue, it is highly advisable to encourage
research to present demo of their work.

    Technical Papers Due: October 30, 2002
    Notification of Acceptance: December 17, 2002
    Camera-Ready Papers Due: February 21, 2003
    Tutorials: May 12, 2003
    Conference: May 13-15, 2003

Hononary Chair
    Ken Miura (Fujitsu Ltd.)
General Co-chairs
    Sangsan Lee (KISTI, Korea)
    Satoshi Sekiguchi (AIST, Japan)
Program Committee Chair
    Satoshi Matsuoka (Tokyo Inst. Technology, Japan)
Program Committee Co-chair
    Yutaka Ishikawa (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)

Program Committee
    David Abramson (Monash Univ., Australia)
    Kento Aida (Tokyo Inst. Technology, Japan)
    Henri Bal (Vrije Univ., The Netherlands)
    Taisuke Boku (Univ. Tsukuba, Japan)
    Rajkumar Buyya (Univ. Melbourne, Australia)
    Denis Caromel (Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis-INRIA-CNRS, France)
    Henri Casanova (UCSD/SDSC, USA)
    Charlie Catlette (Argonne NL, USA)
    Iksoo Chang (Pusan National Univ., Korea)
    Andrew Chien (UCSD/Entropia, USA)
    Giovanni Chiola (Universit di Genova, Italy)
    Jack Dongarra ( Univ. Tennessee, USA)
    Markus Fischer (Univ. Manheim, Germany)
    Ian Foster (Argonne NL & Univ. Chicago, USA)
    Dennis Gannon (Indiana Univ., USA)
    Wolfgang Gentzsch (Sun Microsystems, USA)
    Ryutaro Himeno (RIKEN, Japan)
    Marty Humphrey (Univ. Virginia, USA)
    William Johnston (NASA/LBL, USA)
    Domenico Laforenza (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
    Jason Leigh (Univ. Illinois at Chicago, USA)
    Craig A. Lee (The Aerospace Corp., USA)
    Sang Moon Lee (Samsung, Korea)
    Timothy Mattson (Intel Co., USA)
    Bill Nitzberg (Veridian Co., USA)
    Joerg Nolte (Fraunhofer FIRST, Germany)
    Philip Papadopoulos (SDSC, USA)
    Alexander Reinefeld (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)
    Paul Roe (Queensland Univ. of Tech., Australia)
    Joel Saltz (Ohio State Univ., USA)
    Stephen L. Scott (Oak Ridge NL., USA)
    Ed Seidel (Albert-Einstein-Institut, Potsdam, Germany)
    Chuck Seitz (Myricom, USA)
    Shinji Shimojo (Osaka Univ., Japan)
    Thomas M. Stricker (ETH Zurich, Switzerland )
    Shinji Sumimoto (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan)
    Osamu Tatebe (AIST, Japan)
    Kenjiro Taura (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
    Mary Thomas (Univ. Texas, USA)
    Bernard Tourancheau (Sun Microsystems, France)
    Putchong Uthayopas (Kasetsart Univ., Thailand)
    Jon B. Weissman (Minnesota Univ., USA)
    Andrew L Wendelborn (Univ. Adeleide, Australia)
    Richard M. Wolski (UCSB, USA)

Industry Track Chair
    Katsuya Nishi (Grid Research Inc., Japan)
Poster & Research Exhibit chair
    Srichaikul Piyawut (NECTEC, Thailand)
Publicity Chairs
    Fang-Pang Lin (NCHC, Taiwan)
    Mathias Mueller (HLRS, Germany)
    Rajkumar Buyya (Univ. Melbourne, Australia)
    Henri Cassanova (UCSD, USA)
    Ruth Aydt (Univ. of Illinois, USA)
Workshops Chair
    Mitsuhisa Sato (Univ. of Tsukuba, Japan)
Tutorials Chair
    Koichi Nakanishi (NEC, Japan)
Local Arrangements  Chair
    Kiyohisa Ichikawa (AIST, Japan)
Finance  Chair
    Yuko Oshima (AIST, Japan)
Registration Chair
    Naoko Kokubo (ICS,Inc., Japan)

Addendum: Common Misconception (by Satoshi Matsuoka, the PC Chair):

"I would like to attend but Japan is expensive for travelers!"

This is a very common misconception, the result of early days when the
only hotels where the travelers stayed at were the top-ranked hotels,
and fortified in the early 90s when the exchange rate was 80-90 yens/US
Dollar. Things have changed a lot since then; the exchange rate has
gone down considerably (120-130 yens/US Dollar), but the prices of
items have remained stable domestically due to deflationary status of
the Japanese economy. Moreover, travelers can now find abundant
low-price hotels and inexpensive but good restaurants to dine. For the
CCGrid 2003 in particular, the conference will be held at a hotel near
the Imperial Palace called Toshi-Center Hotel.  Despite being new and
quite comfortable as well as being conveniently located at the center
of Tokyo, the room rate for a single room is approximately 9000 yens
or $70-$75 U.S. I am sure everyone will find Japan to be quite
economical and pleasant place to visit, especially in May when it is
the best time of the year.

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