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International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing


Special Issue on: "Grid Computing and Applications"

Guest Editors:
Chin-Feng Lin, Chang Jung Christian University Taiwan, ROC
Hung-Chang Hsiao, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC
Tzung-Shi Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan, ROC

Recent advances in grid technologies provide the ability to aggregate geographically-distributed resources into a single integrated computing platform. A variety of heterogeneous distributed resources, such as clusters, PCs, workstations, data storage devices or specific scientific instruments, are utilised and shared in grid computing systems. Computational resources, storage, memory, and bandwidth are complemented with content-oriented input from databases and web services. Such systems may operate in a predefined and centrally organised manner, or coordination may be conducted in a self-organised, decentralised manner.

Recently, an emerging research area for grid computing has seen a change from widely distributed resources sharing for data-intensive problems to service-oriented computation, collaboration, and virtual organisation. Therefore, the discovery and integration of grid resources and services on Internet has become convenient and flexible in terms of the combination of grid computing and web services used in various grid applications.

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the area of grid computing and applications and is expected to focus on all aspects of grid technologies and to present novel results and solutions to solve various problems and challenges in grid platforms. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from the 5th Workshop on Grid Technologies and Applications (WoGTA’08) to be held in Taiwan, December 2008.

Subject Coverage
We encourage the submission of innovative and mature results in designing, analysing, and developing grid technology, services, and applications. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
  • Applications: theory and practice of grid services and applications
  • Benchmarking: performance evaluation and modeling, measurement technology for grid hardware and middleware, benchmark results
  • Fundamental theories on grid and cooperative computing
  • HPC applications on cluster/grid environments
  • Information and software integration technologies
  • Infrastructure: grid architecture, system, middleware, and toolkits
  • Internet/web computing and data mining
  • Learning grid and its applications
  • Management: resource discovery and allocation, monitoring, scheduling, and meta-scheduling
  • P2P technology: peer-to-peer techniques for grid computing
  • Parallel and distributed algorithms
  • Partitioning and load balancing technologies for grid
  • Programming models: methods for remote execution and inter-task communications
  • Resource allocation and management in learning grid
  • Security: anonymity, anti-censorship, and access control
  • Semantic grid and knowledge grid
  • Service grid, service computing, web services and QoS
  • Wireless networking and mobile, pervasive and ubiquitous computing

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission: 1 February, 2009

Acceptance notification: 1 May, 2009

Camera ready papers due: 1 July, 2009