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BOOK EDITION

FOR THE IOS PRESS BOOK SERIES: "ADVANCES IN PARALLEL COMPUTING"

Series Editor Prof. Dr. Gerhard R. Joubert


BOOK EDITOR

FATOS XHAFA
Associate Professor
Department of Languages and Informatics Systems,
Technical University of Catalonia
BARCELONA, SPAIN
E-mail: fatos at lsi upc edu

BOOK TITLE

Parallel Programming and Applications in Grid, P2P and Networked-based Systems

MAIN TOPICS include, but are not limited to:

-Parallel and Distributed Algorithms in Grid, P2P and Network-based systems
- Parallel Programming models, compilers, languages and methodologies for Grid, P2P
and Network-based systems
- Middleware for Grid, P2P and Network-based systems
- Execution, Monitoring and Control for Grid, P2P and Network-based systems
- Performance evaluation for Grid, P2P and Network-based systems
- High performance commodity computing
- Network-aware computing & applications
- Parallel and Distributed Applications in Grid, P2P systems for real-life problems

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER PROPOSAL:
Authors Intention to Contribute (with an abstract txt/word/pdf): May 5th, 2008
Proposal Acceptance Notification: May 20th, 2008

FULL CHAPTER SUBMISSION & NOTIFICATION:
Chapter Submission: October 31st, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: December 20th, 2008
Camera-ready Submission: February 28th, 2009

PUBLICATION by IOS PRESS:
Publication: May 2009

INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT AREA

During the recent years, fast advances are made and reported by researcher from both academia and industry
for a wide range of problems in the context of parallel, networking and emergent distributed systems,
which are enabling the development of large-scale distributed applications from many areas of science and engineering.

Unlike the traditional parallel computing for supercomputers and LANs, programming and developing
parallel applications in large-scale distributed systems, such as Grids and P2P systems, is raising
issues and needs not tackled before. Among these issues we could distinguish the following:

• The large scale factor: large-scale distributed systems are expected
to connect a large number of computational resources. The PlanetLab platform,
Grid5000 in France, NASA's Information Power Grid, IBM, HP Grids are such examples.
• Large number of users and applications: a large number of users and applications
will be deployed and co-exist in such systems.
• High heterogeneity of resources and interconnection networks: large scale
distributed systems will connect, through heterogeneous networks, very disparate
heterogonous resources, from laptops and PCs to clusters, supercomputers
and big servers.
• High diversity of applications: the applications running on large scale
distributed systems are very diverse, ranging from massive processing,
data intensive and computing intensive applications, arising in complex
scientific problems, bio-informatics, multi-media, etc.
• Dynamicity: large scale distributed systems are dynamic in nature; resources
can be dynamically added to or dropped from the system.

From the above characteristics, novel issues of accessibility, resource discovery, scalability,
fault tolerance, etc. are arising in both programming and application development in parallel computing
in Grid, P2P and Network-based systems. Therefore, new methodologies, programming models, tools and techniques
are imperative to deal with the impact of the large scale and other factors mentioned above on parallel algorithms,
methodologies and applications.

OBJECTIVES AND MISSION

The objective of the book is to bring a comprehensive view of most important and recent advances in methodologies,
programming models, tools and techniques for parallel algorithms and applications in Grid, P2P and Network-based systems.
A careful selection of the chapters will be done, on the one hand, to cover a broad spectrum of issues and applications
still keeping a reasonable trade-off between theoretic and practical issues, and, on the other, to achieve
as much as possible a self-contained book.

INQUIRIES AND SUBMISSIONS can be forwarded electronically to the

Volume editor:

Fatos Xhafa, Ph.D.
Department of Languages and Informatics Systems, Polytechnic University of Catalonia,
Campus Nord, Ed. Omega, C/Jordi Girona 1-3,
08034 Barcelona, SPAIN
Email: fatos at lsi upc edu
Tel: +34 93-413-7880
Fax:+34 93-413-7833

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Fatos Xhafa
PhD in Computer Science
Associate Professor
Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Spain
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