First International Workshop on
Active and Programmable
Grids Architectures and Components

Kraków, Poland, June 7-9, 2004



Next Generation Girds architectures should support dynamic, reconfigurable on-demand, secure and highly customizable computing, storage and networking environments. In opposite to the existing grid architectures relaying on rather static services, the new grids architecture could exploit active, programmable grids (computational, storage, networking) resources and components. The active and programmable grids architecture may be seen as an extension of the active networks paradigm to grid systems. It aims at providing easy introduction of new services by adding dynamic programmability to the grid resources. Such approach has only recently received attention. The goal of this workshop, to be held in conjunction with the ICCS 2004 conference, is to bring together researchers interested in all aspects of active grid resources services, and programmability concept application to a new grid middleware design and implementation.


Suggested topics for submitted papers include, but are not limited:

  • Programmable grid models, architectures, components and environments,
  • Peer-to-Peer Grid architectures and systems,
  • Active Peer-to-Peer Grid architecture and systems,
  • Overlay Virtual Grids,
  • Self-adapting, self-configurable, self-manageable grids,
  • Active and programmable grids components and environments,
  • Active grids management,
  • Applications and services for active grids, systems and environments,
  • Implementation of active grids infrastructure and middleware components,
  • Experiences and evaluation,


    General Chair
    Alex Galis, University College London, United Kingdom

    Steering Committee

  • Cosimo Anglano - Universita' del Piemonte Orientale, Italy
  • Florian Baumgartner - University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Georg Carle - Tubingen University, Germany
  • Xueqi Cheng - Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Ken Chen - Institut Galilee, University Paris 13, France
  • Spyros Denazis - Hitachi Europe, France
  • Bart Dhoedt - University of Gent, Belgium
  • William Donnelly - Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Anastasius Gavras - Eurescom, Germany
  • Fabrizio Gagliardi - CERN, Switzerland
  • Yvon Gourhant - France Telecom, France
  • Mark Gilbert - European Microsoft Innovation Center, Microsoft Corporation, Germany
  • Arto Juhola - VTT, Finland
  • Cornel Klein - Siemens, Germany
  • David Larrabeiti - University Carlos III, Spain
  • Laurent Lefevre - INRIA, France
  • Frank Leymann - IBM, Germany
  • Hermann de Meer - University of Passau, Germany
  • Guido H. Petit - Alcatel, Belgium
  • Joan Serrat - Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Eric Scharf - QMUL, United Kingdom
  • Karolj Skala - Ruder Boskoviç Institute, Croatia
  • Nikhil Shrikhande - European Microsoft Innovation Center, Microsoft Corporation, Germany
  • Marcin Solarski - FhG FOKUS, Germany
  • Danny Raz - Technion Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Krzysztof Zielinski - AGH , University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Ramin Yahyapour - University Dortmund, Germany
  • Kun Yang - University of Essex, United Kingdom


    Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers describing original, unpublished research or experience. Submitted papers should be at most 8 pages in length. Submission must adhere to the Springer-Verlag instructions for authors. Use of LaTeX2e is recommended. All papers must be written in English and will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper at the workshop. Accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A selected number of papers will also be published as special issues of appropriate journals. In order to comply with the publisher's requirements, authors of accepted papers will be asked to provide all source files (e.g. LaTeX2e files for text and EPS files for figures), and the PDF version of the paper, if possible. Please submit your paper by the deadline via web-site:


    Full papers submission:

    21st January, 2004

    Notification of acceptance:

    1st February, 2004

    Camera-ready papers due:

    15th February, 2004

    Early registration:

    15th March, 2004


    The workshop will be held in conjunction with the ICCS 2004 conference in Kraków, Poland.

    Kraków is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Europe, and one of the leading academic, cultural and tourist centers of Poland (the academic community, with 10,000 scientists and 120,000 students, contributes to 18% of Kraków's population).

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    The workshop will be held in conjunction with the ICCS 2004 conference. There is no separate registration (except conference registration). Conference attendees are eligible to participate in the workshop sessions. Also, workshop organizers do not provide separate accommodation. Please refer to the main conference page for details.

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