SAC 2006
April 23-27, 2006, Dijon, France
Special Track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing


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Paper Submission


Important dates

Call for Papers
(pdf, rtf, txt)

Author Notification date: one week extension
Final Author Notification date: October 23rd, 2005

Paper due date: one week extension.
Final Paper Submission date: September 9th, 2005

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Special Track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing
A special track on Distributed Systems and Grid Computing will be held in SAC2006. This track aims to be a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners, in academia, industry and research institutes to share technical ideas, experienc and results, and to present their latest findings in any aspects of distributed and grid computing. The track will emphasize the design, architecture and software of parallel/distributed systems and Grid computing with their scientific and engineering applications.
Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Software environments, middleware, compilers, and programming language support for distributed systems and Grid computing
  • Parallel and distributed architectures
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Optimizing compilers for high-performance computing
  • High performance Java
  • Load sharing and balancing
  • Task mapping and job scheduling
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Architecture and operating system support for parallel systems
  • Supercomputing applications
  • Scalable servers
  • Application studies using distributed systems and Grid computing
  • Clusters
  • Data Grids
  • Peer to Peer (desktop PC Grids)
  • High performance I/O and file systems
  • Security, reliability, configuration, policy, and management issues in Grids
  • Performance analysis, modeling, simulation, and prediction
  • Design or use of commercial Grid systems

Guidelines for Submission:
Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions: 1) original and unpublished research; 2) reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and 3) reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains. Each submitted paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC’06 proceedings.

Submit your abstract and paper here . You will first be asked to register your paper. After registering, you can submit or update the abstract and paper for review.

The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review. The body of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (approximately 15 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font size). The final version (camera-ready) of the accepted papers should be submitted in PDF format so that they can be included in the proceedings as well as in the ACM Digital Library

for more information contact:

Track Program Chairs

Robert van Engelen
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Madhu Govindaraju
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Binghamton University
Nectarios Koziris
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Zographou, 15773
Athens, Greece
Kleanthis Psarris
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX 78249

Important Dates

Paper Due: September 3, 2005 -- extended to September 9th, 2005
Author Notification: October 15, 2005 -- extended to October 23rd, 2005
Camera-Ready Paper Due: November 5, 2005

    This track is hosted by Computing Systems Laboratory at National Technical University of Athens