Emerging Technologies for Next generation GRID (ETNGRID-2004)
13th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies:
Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2004)
University of Modena, Italy, June 14-16, 2004
The Grid was originally designed as a large network of computer
systems able to offer an environment where computing and storage
resources are shared on-demand.
To date, the development of standards, such as the Open Grid
Service Architecture (OGSA), along with the introduction of new
paradigms, such as the Semantic Grid, is leading the Grid toward an
environment that is not only suited for computational-intensive
applications, but also for computing scenarios typical of
distributed systems, like service and information providing,
multimedia environments, ubiquitous computing, etc.
For these and other reasons, the Grid is becoming an
interesting and challenging environment supporting both old and
new services for cooperative applications. A relevant research
effort is thus needed not only to investigate innovative Grid
infrastructures but also to make the current Grid model suitable
for these emerging usage scenarios.
The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers
working on different emerging Grid computing aspects relevant
to enterprise collaboration, covering issues ranging from the
middleware layer to application development and user interaction.
The goals of the workshop include (but are not limited to)
discovering new application scenarios, proposing new programming
abstractions and tools, identifying the challenging problem that
still need to be solved, and reporting results and experiences
gained by researchers in building Grid-based middleware,
applications and alike.