The Second International Workshop on

Grid Computing and its Application to Data Analysis (GADA'05)

November 1 - 2, 2005

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

Slides from presentations

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 is making rapid progress, owing to the increasing necessity of computation in the resolution of complex applications.

Clusters are, in some sense, the predecessors of the grid technology. Clusters interconnect nodes through a local high-speed network, using commodity hardware, with the aim of reducing the costs of such infrastructures. Supercomputers have been replaced by cluster of workstations in a huge number of research projects, being the grid technology the natural evolution of clusters.

One of the major goals of grid computing is to provide efficient access to data. Grids provide access to distributed computing and data resources, allowing data-intensive applications to improve significantly data access, management and analysis. Nowadays, there is a huge number of data-intensive applications, e.g. data mining systems extracting knowledge from large volumes of data. Existing data-intensive applications have been used in several domains, such as physics, climate modelling, biology or visualization. Grid systems responsible for tackling and managing large amounts of data in geographically distributed environments are usually named data grids.

The great challenge 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 will involve revolutionary changes in the field of computation, because it will enable resource-sharing across networks, being data one of the most important ones.

This workshop is intended for researchers in grid computing, who want to extend their background on this area and more specifically to those that use grid environments for managing and analysing data.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions 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:

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