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The Second International Workshop on Grid Computing and its
Application to Data Analysis (GADA'05)

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'05)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag
Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2005

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 Supercomputers have been replaced by cluster of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 include, but are not limited to:

* Computational grids
* Data integration on grids
* Grid-based data mining
* Grid solutions for data-intensive applications
* Grid infrastructures for data analysis
* High-performance computing for data-intensive applications
* Grid computing infrastructures, middleware and tools
* Grid computing services
* Grid and cluster computing
* Collaboration technologies
* Data analysis and management
* Databases and the grid
* Extracting knowledge from data grids
* Agent-based management of data in distributed systems
* Agent architectures for grid environments
* Semantic Grid
* Data grids for bioinformatics
* Security in data grids


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:

The paper submission site is located at:


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


Abstract Submission Deadline    June 24, 2005
Paper Submission Deadline       June 24, 2005
Acceptance Notification         July 29, 2005
Final Version Due               August 20, 2005
Conference                      October 31 - November 4, 2005


* Pilar Herrero
  Facultad de Informática
  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Campus de Montegancedo S/N
  28660 Boadilla del Monte
  Madrid (Spain)
  Phone: (+34) 91.336.74.56
  Fax: (+34) 91.336.65.95E
  mail: pherrero at fi.upm.es

* María S. Pérez
  Facultad de Informática
  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Campus de Montegancedo S/N
  28660 Boadilla del Monte
  Madrid (Spain)
  Phone: (+34) 91.336.73.80
  Fax: (+34) 91.336.73.73
  Email: mperez at fi.upm.es

* Víctor Robles
  Facultad de Informática
  Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  Campus de Montegancedo S/N
  28660 Boadilla del Monte
  Madrid (Spain)
  Phone: (+34) 91.336.73.80
  Fax: (+34) 91.336.73.73
  Email: vrobles at fi.upm.es

* Jan Humble
  School of Computer Science & IT
  University of Nottingham
  Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
  Phone: +44 (115) 951 4226
  Fax: +44 (115) 951 4254
  email: jch at cs.nott.ac.uk


* Jemal Abawajy (Deakin University, Victoria, Australia)
* Nedim Alpdemir (University of Manchester,UK)
* Mark Baker (University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)
* Steve Benford (University of Nottingham,UK)
* José L. Bosque (URJC, Madrid, Spain)
* Rajkumar Buyya (University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)
* Mario Cannataro (University of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy)
* Elizabeth Chang (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
* Steve C. Chiu (Idaho State University, USA)
* Toni Cortes (UPC, Barcelona, Spain)
* Stefan Egglestone (University of Nottingham,UK)
* Alvaro A. A. Fernandes (University of Manchester,UK)
* Chris Greenhalgh (University of Nottingham,UK)
* Alastair Hampshire (University of Nottingham,UK)
* Eduardo Huedo (CSIC-INTA, Madrid, Spain)
* Kostas Karasavvas (National e-Science Centre, UK)
* Daniel S. Katz (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of
  Technology, USA)
* Domenico Laforenza (Information Science and Technologies Institute
  (ISTI), Pisa, Italy)
* Ignacio M. Llorente (UCM-CAB, Madrid, Spain)
* Phillip Lord (University of Machester,UK)
* Bertram Ludaescher (San Diego Supercomputer Center, UC San Diego,USA)
* Gianluca Moro (University of Bologna, Italy)
* José M. Peña (UPM, Madrid, Spain)
* Omer Rana (Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK)
* Francisco Rosales (UPM, Madrid, Spain)
* Rizos Sakellariou (University of Manchester,UK)
* Alberto Sánchez (UPM, Madrid, Spain)
* Manuel Salvadores (Imbert Management Consulting Group, Spain)
* Heinz Stockinger (University of Vienna, Austria )
* Oliver Storz (Lancaster University,UK)
* Domenico Talia (Universita' della Calabria, Italy)
* David Walker (University of Wales in Cardiff, UK)
* Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada)

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