ICS 2004

Workshop on Component Models and Systems for Grid Applications

Held in conjunction with ICS 2004:
18th Annual ACM International Conference on Supercomputing
Saint-Malo, France
June 26-July 1, 2004

Workshop focus

Programming of grid applications is highly complex due to the scale, heterogeneity, and dynamicity of grid environments. Whereas grid middleware has made considerable progress recently, grid application programs are still developed mostly without support from advanced programming models and environments. The development of component models and their integration into component environments and systems is being considered recently. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers in this exciting field of growing importance.
The workshop proceedings have been published by Springer Verlag! New!

The workshop is over. We had many interesting talks and discussions, and also quite a good time! You can check a page with photos that shows our really hard working despite the beautiful location.

Workshop program

The workshop has taken place on June 26, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

09:00 Session 1, chair: Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
09:00 Keynote talk:
Software Component Architectures for the Grid: Workflow and CCA
Dennis Gannon, Indiana University, USA
Presentation slides
10:00 A Graphical Modeling Environment for the Generation of Workflows for the Globus Toolkit
Francisco Hernández, Purushotham Bangalore, Jeff Gray, Kevin Reilly, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
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Coffee break

11:00 Session 2, chair: Marco Danelutto, University of Pisa
11:00 On hierarchical, parallel and distributed components for Grid programming
Françoise Baude, Denis Caromel, Matthieu Morel, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
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11:30 Dynamic adaptation of parallel codes: toward self-adaptable components for the Grid
Françoise André, Jérémy Buisson, Jean-Louis Pazat, IRISA/INSA, France
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12:00 HOCs: Higher-Order Components for Grids
Martin Alt, Jan Dünnweber, Jens Müller, Sergei Gorlatch, University of Münster, Germany
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Lunch break

13:30 Session 3, chair: Thilo Kielmann, Vrije Universiteit, NL
13:30 The Component Architecture of Open MPI
Jeffrey M. Squyres, Andrew Lumsdaine, Indiana University, USA
14:00 Components for high performance grid programming
M. Aldinucci, S. Campa, M. Coppola, M. Danelutto, D. Laforenza, D. Puppin, M. Vanneschi, C. Zoccolo, University of Pisa and CNR Pisa, Italy
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14:30 Towards Building a Generic Grid Services Platform: A Components-Oriented Approach
Jeyarajan Thiyagalingam, Stavros Isaiadis, Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
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Coffee break

15:30 Session 4, chair: Christian Perez
15:30 ICENI: An Integrated Grid Middleware to support e-Science
Anthony Mayer, Steve McGough, Nathalie Furmento, Jeremy Cohen, Murtaza Gulamali, Laurie Young, Ali Afzal, Steven Newhouse, John Darlington, Imperial College, UK
16:00 Architecture for a Portable Grid-enabled Engine
Bruce Long and Vladimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
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16:30 A Solution for Adapting Legacy Code as Web Services
Bartosz Balis, Marian Bubak, Michal Wegiel, AGH and CYFRONET, Krakow, Poland
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17:00 Panel discussion:
Objects, Components, Services, and Peers:
Can we handle all of them in one global system?

Moderator: Domenico Laforenza, National Research Council, Italy
Panelists: Dennis Gannon, Thierry Priol, Vladimir Getov, Marco Danelutto

Important dates:

Paper submission: April 18, 2004 (closed)
Notification of acceptance:May 18, 2004
Final papers due:June 11, 2004 (changed on request by ICS)
Workshop:June 26, 2004

Program Committee

Vladimir GetovUniversity of Westminster, UK (co-chair)
Thilo KielmannVrije Universiteit, Netherlands (co-chair)
Rosa M. BadiaUniversitat Politecnica Catalunya, Spain
Denis CaromelUniv. of Nice Sophia Antipolis - CNRS/I3S - INRIA - IUF, France
Marco DaneluttoUniversity of Pisa, Italy
Sergei GorlatchMünster University, Germany
Robert T. HoodNASA Ames, USA
Domenico LaforenzaNational Research Council, Italy
Gregor von LaszewskiArgonne National Lab, USA
Craig LeeThe Aerospace Corp, USA
Evangelos MarkatosICS-FORTH, Greece
Satoshi MatsuokaTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Christian PerezINRIA/IRISA, France
David W. WalkerUniversity of Cardiff, UK