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-- Proceedings now available online on Springer Verlag --
International Conference on

Grid computing, high-performAnce
and Distributed Applications (GADA'07)

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 29 - 30, 2007

Part of OnTheMove (OTM) Conference Series (OTM'07)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

In the last decade, grid computing has developed into one of the most important topics in the computing field. The research area of grid computing has been making particularly rapid progress in the last few years, due to the increasing number of scientific applications that are demanding intensive use of computational resources and a dynamic and heterogeneous infrastructure

Within this framework, the GADA workshop arose in 2004 as a forum for researchers in grid computing whose aim was to extend their background in this area, and more specifically, for those who used grid environments in managing and analyzing data. Both GADA'04 and GADA'05 were constituted as successful events, due to the large number of high-quality papers received, as well as the brainstorming of experiences and ideas interchanged in the associated forums. Because of this demonstrated success, GADA was upgraded as a Conference within On The Move Federated Conferences and Workshops (OTM'06). GADA'06 covered a broader set of disciplines, although grid computing kept a key role in the set of main topics of the conference.

The objective of grid computing is the integration of heterogeneous computing systems and data resources with the aim of providing a global computing space. The achievement of this goal is creating revolutionary changes in the field of computation, because it enables resource sharing across networks, with data being one of the most important resources. Thus, data access, management and analysis within grid and distributed environments are also dealt as main part of the conference.

Therefore, the main goal of GADA'07 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. The second goal of GADA'07 is to create interaction between grid computing researchers and the other OTM attendees.

GADA'07 intends to draw a highly diverse body of researchers and practitioners by being part of the "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems and Ubiquitous Computing 2007" federated conferences event that includes five co-located conferences: GADA'07, CoopIS'07 (International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems), DOA'07 (International Symposium on Distributed Objects and Applications), ODBASE'07 (International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases, and applications of Semantics) and IS'07 (Information Security Symposium).


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 on grids
  • 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
  • Grid standards as related to applications


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 8, 2008 Extended until June 15, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 15, 2008 Extended until June 22, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 10, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


Papers submitted to GADA'07 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 submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 18 pages in the final camera-ready format. Authors instructions can be found at:

Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted papers 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 Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS) journal ( tion)

GADA PC 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

  • Daniel S. Katz
    Louisiana State University
    Louisiana (USA)
    Phone: (+1) 225.578.2750
    Fax: (+1) 225.578.5362

  • 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

Program Committee

  • Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia
  • Akshai Aggarwal, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Sattar B. Sadkhan Almaliky, Iraq - Alnahrain University, Iraq
  • Artur Andrzejak, Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany
  • Amy Apon, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Oscar Ardaiz, Universidad de Navarra, Spain
  • Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Rosa M. Badia, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Mark Baker, University of Reading, UK
  • Angelos Bilas, Univ. of Crete and FORTH, Greece
  • Jose L. Bosque, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
  • Juan A. Botía Blaya, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Pascal Bouvry, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Santi Caballé Llobet, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Mario Cannataro, Univ. of Catanzaro, Italy
  • Jesús Carretero, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
  • Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Pablo Chacin , Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Isaac Chao, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Jinjun Chen , Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Félix J. García Clemente , Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Carmela Comito, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Toni Cortes, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
  • Geoff Coulson, , Lancaster University, UK
  • Jose Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ewa Deelman, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
  • Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Beniamino Di Martino, Department of Information Engineering, Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy
  • Jack Dongarra, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Markus Endler, PUC-Rio,
  • Alvaro AA Fernandes, The University of Manchester, UK
  • Maria Ganzha, Elblag University of Humanities and Economy, Poland
  • Felix García, Universidad Carlos III, Spain
  • Angel Lucas Gonzalez UPM Spain
  • Alastair Hampshire, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Jose Cunha, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Neil P Chue Hong , The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Eduardo Huedo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Jan Humble, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Liviu Joita, Cardiff University, UK
  • Kostas Karasavvas, National e-Science Centre, UK
  • Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Kamil Kuliberda, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
  • Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France
  • Ignacio M. Llorente, UCM-CAB, Madrid, Spain
  • Francisco Luna, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Edgar Magana, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Gregorio Martinez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Ruben S. Montero, UCM-CAB, Madrid, Spain
  • Reagan Moore, San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), USA
  • Mirela Notare, Barddal University, Brazil
  • Hong Ong, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Marcin Paprzycki, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland
  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University, NJ
  • Jose M. Peña, UPM, Spain
  • Dana Petcu, Western University of Timisoara, Romania
  • Beth A Plale, Indiana University, USA
  • José Luis Vázquez Poletti, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • María Eugenia de Pool, Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana, Venezuela
  • Bhanu Prasad, Florida A &M University, USA
  • Thierry Priol, IRISA-INRIA, France
  • Víctor Robles,UPM,Spain
  • Rizos Sakellariou, Univ. of Manchester, UK
  • Manuel Salvadores, Imbert Management Consulting Group, Spain
  • Alberto Sanchez, UPM, Spain
  • Hamid Sarbazi-Azad, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
  • Francisco José da Silva e Silva, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brasil
  • Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Enrique Soler, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Heinz Stockinger, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Alan Sussman, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Elghazali Talbi, University of Lille, France
  • Jordi Torres, Barcelona SuperComputing Center (BSC-CNS), Spain
  • Cho-Li Wang, Hong Kong University, China
  • Adam Wierzbicki, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
  • Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Albert Zomaya, The university of Sydney, Australia