Call For Papers
Second International Workshop on Grid Computing Environments
Held in conjunction with SC06, Tampa, FL (
Convention Center, Salon G, Nov 12, 8:00am - 5:00pm and Nov 13, 8:00am - 3:00pm
The purpose of this Workshop is to bring together the community to discuss and foster the exchange of ideas for the development of tools, methodologies and frameworks to build Grid computing environments. Last year’s conference at SC05 focussed on tools for Grid Portals. This years conference will broaden the discussion to also include efforts of other tools that make the development and use of Grids more easily accessible from the desktop. The results of the Workshop are intended to be published in a special edition of Concurrency Practice and Experience ( under the journal guidelines.
Scientific portals and gateways have emerged to be important components of many large-scale scientific computing and Grid projects. They are characterized by delivering well-established mechanisms for providing familiar interfaces to secure Grid resources, services, applications, tools, and collaboration services for communities of scientists. In most cases access is enabled through a web browser without the need to download or install any specialized software or worry about networks and ports. As a result, the science application user is isolated from the complex details and infrastructure needed to operate an application on the Grid.
In addition to Web-based tools we see the emergence of Desktop based Grid tools that make the development and also the use of Grids easier.
This workshop will focus on projects and technologies that are adopting these new technologies and services as well as develop new ones. We seek papers from all aspects of portal, gateway, and tool development including architecture design and standards studies, toolkits developed in support of Grid portals and gateways, as well as
Grid middleware.
GCE 2006 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Applications of Grid Portals and Gateways (including User Portals, Application Portals, Science
  Gateways, Education Portals, User interface/usability studies).
- Design and architecture of Grid portals and gateways including
- Tools and frameworks that make developing Grid Portals and gateways easier
- Portal security models and solutions.
- Middleware solutions in support of scientific portals and Gateways including: Web Services; WSRF
  Services; Grid technologies; Databases; Workflows; WSRP and other standards; Web services in
  support of Portals and Gateways.
- Interaction with Commodity and Commercial tools such as Perl, Python, Matlab, and Mathematica.
- Interaction with Desktop applications.
- Summary papers that review a number of useful tools.
Paper Submission and Publication
Authors are invited to submit a full paper on original and unpublished work (which is also not submitted elsewhere for review) reporting significant projects and results in any aspect of Grid portals, gateways and desktops, as well as their related technologies. Papers should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages of text including images and references using 11 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with 1inch margins. The document format is PDF. Electronic submission will be done through the workshop website. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
All papers selected for this workshop will be peer-reviewed. The accepted authors will have the possibility to publish an enhanced version in a special issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience ( under the journal guidelines.
Important Dates:
* 11-Sep-06:  Papers Due
* 03-Oct-06:  Acceptance Notification
Conference Contact
Gregor von Laszewski,