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First International Symposium on Grid computing, high-performAnce
and Distributed Applications (GADA'06)

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag
Montpellier, France, 29 Oct-3 Nov 2006

Grid computing has become one of the most important topics appeared
and widely developed in the computing field in the last decade. The
research area of grid computing has been making a rapid progress in
the last few years, owing to the increasing number of scientific
applications that are demanding an intensive use of computational
resources, as well as a dynamic and heterogeneous infrastructure to
all these complex applications.

Within this framework,the GADA workshop arised in 2004, as a forum
for researchers in grid computing, whose aim was to extend their
background on this area and more specifically to those that used
grid environments for managing and analysing data.

Both GADA'04 and GADA'05 have been constituted as real successful
events, due to the large number of high-quality papers received
in both editions, as well as the brain-storming of experiences and
ideas interchanged in the associated forums. As final reward for
all this hard work, GADA has been upgraded as a Symposium within
OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06) and Workshops.

GADA'06 intends to cover a broader set of disciplines, although
grid computing will keep a key role in the set of main topics of
the conference.  The objective of grid computing is the complete
integration of heterogeneous computing systems and data resources
with the aim of providing a global computing space. The achievement
of this goal is involving revolutionary changes in the field of
computation, because it enables resource-sharing across networks,
being data one of the most important ones. Thus, data access,
management and analysis within grid and distributed environments
are also dealt as main part of the conference.

Besides the traditional set of topics of GADA, High-performance
and distributed applications are tackled in an explicit manner
within GADA'06. These areas and grid computing have many sinergies,
which can and must be dealt with.

Therefore, the main goal of GADA'06 is to provide a framework in
which a community of researchers, developers and users can exchange
ideas and works related to grid, high-performance and distributed
applications and systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Computational grids
* Data grids
* High-performance computing
* Distributed applications
* Cluster computing
* Parallel applications
* Grid infrastructures for data analysis
* High-performance computing for data-intensive applications
* Grid computing infrastructures, middleware and tools
* Grid computing services
* Collaboration technologies
* Data analysis and management
* Distributed and parallel I/O systems
* Extracting knowledge from data grids
* Agent architectures for grid and distributed environments
* Agent-based data extraction in distributed systems
* Semantic Grid
* Security in distributed environments
* Security in computational and data grids


Papers submitted to GADA'06 must not have been accepted for publication
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop or conference.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All
must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed
10 pages in the final camera-ready format. Authors instructions can be
found at:

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted
will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

The paper submission site is located at:

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes
a paper from the proceedings.

Additionally, the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit
revised and extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the
Multiagent and Grid Systems (MAGS) journal:


Abstract Submission Deadline May     30,   2006
Paper Submission Deadline    June    10,   2006
Acceptance Notification      August   5,   2006
Final Version Due            August  20,   2006
Conference                   October 29,   2006


Program Committee Co-Chairs (

* Pilar Herrero
   Facultad de Informática
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
   Madrid (Spain)
   Phone: (+34) 91.336.74.56
   Fax:   (+34) 91.336.65.95E

* María S. Pérez
   Facultad de Informática
   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
   Madrid (Spain)
   Phone: (+34) 91.336.73.80
   Fax:   (+34) 91.336.73.73

* Domenico Talia
   Universitá della Callabria
   Arcavacata di Rende (Italy)
   Phone: (+39) 0984 494726
   Fax:   (+39) 0984 494713

* Albert Zomaya
   School of Information Technologies
   The University of Sydney
   Sydney (Australia)
   Phone: +61-2-9351-6442
   Fax:   +61-2-9351 3838

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)

* Akshai Aggarwal, University of Windsor, Canada
* Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
* Alberto Sanchez, UPM, Spain
* Alastair Hampshire University of Nottingham, UK
* Alvaro AA Fernandes, The University of Manchester, UK
* Angelos Bilas, Univ. of Crete and FORTH, Greece
* Artur Andrzejak, Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany
* Azzedine Boukerche, , University of Ottawa , Canada
* Beniamino Di Martino, Department of Information Engineering, Seconda
Università di Napoli, Italy
* Bhanu Prasad, Florida A &M University, USA
* Bing Bing Zhou, Sydney University, Australia
* Carmela Comito, University of Calabria, Italy
* Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
* Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
* Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
* Daniel S. Katz, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of
Technology, USA
* David Walker, University of Wales in Cardiff, UK
* Domenico Laforenza, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy
* Eduardo Huedo, CSIC-INTA, Madrid, Spain
* Elghazali Talbi, University of Lille, France
* Enrique Soler, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
* Felix García, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
* Francisco Luna, University of Malaga, Spain
* Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
* Gregorio Martinez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
* Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
* Heinz Stockinger, University of Vienna, Austria
* Ignacio M. Llorente, UCM-CAB, Madrid, Spain
* Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
* Jan Humble, University of Nottingham, UK
* Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
* Jesús Carretero, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
* Jon Maclaren, Louisiana State University, USA
* Jose L. Bosque, URJC, Spain
* Jose M. Peña, UPM, Spain
* Juan A. Botía Blaya, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
* Kurt Stockinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
* Kostas Karasavvas, National e-Science Centre, UK
* Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
* Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, NJ
* Manuel Salvadores, Imbert Management Consulting Group, Spain
* Marcin Paprzycki, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland
* María Eugenia de Pool, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana,
* Maria Ganzha, Elbląg University of Humanities and Economy, Poland
* Mario Cannataro, Univ. of Catanzaro, Italy
* Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
* Mark Baker , University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
* Mirela Notare, Barddal University, Brazil
* Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
* Neil P Chue Hong , The University of Edinburgh, UK
* Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK
* Panayiotis Periorellis, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
* Pascal Bouvry, Luxembourg University, Luxembourg
* Rainer.Unland, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
* Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
* Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), USA
* Rizos Sakellariou, Univ. of Manchester, UK
* Rosa M. Badia, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
* Ruben S. Montero, UCM-CAB, Madrid, Spain
* Santi Caballé Llobet, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
* Sattar B. Sadkhan Almaliky, Iraq - Alnahrain University, Iraq
* Stefan Egglestone, University of Nottingham, UK
* Thierry Priol, IRISA-INRIA, France
* Toni Cortes, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
* Valdimir Getov, University of Westminster, UK
* Víctor Robles, UPM, Spain

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