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[PVS] UPGRADE-CN workshop at HPDC 2009

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Dear Colleagues:

Please find below the Call for papers for UPGRADE-CN 2009 workshop with
HPDC 2009 (*Submission deadline: February 20, 2009*). Please be informed
that UPGRADE-CN 2009 papers will be published by ACM and selected papers
will be invited to extend for possible publication in an International
Journal. Please consider submitting a paper in IDCS'08.

For more information, please visit: http://2009.upgrade-cn.org/

Best Regards,

Mukaddim Pathan
Grid Computing and Distributed Systems (GRIDS) Lab: http://gridbus.org
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
The University of Melbourne
Room # 5.30a, ICT Building, 111 Barry Street
Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia.
Contact: +61-3-8344 1355 (Lab); +61-433349410 (Cell)
URL: http://www.csse.unimelb.edu.au/~apathan
E-mail: apathan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


The 4th UPGRADE-CN Workshop on Content Management and Delivery in Large-Scale Networks to take place during ACM/IEEE HPDC (High Performance Distributed Computing) June 10, 2009, Munich, Germany

Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) have emerged to improve the efficiency of static, time-dependent and rich media content delivery atop large-scale IP-based networks. The main objective of current CDNs is the efficient delivery and increased availability of content to the consumers. However, modern applications do not just perform retrieval or access operation on content but also create, modify and manage content, and actively place content at appropriate locations. To deal with such new requirements, more general Content Networks (CNs) are being introduced. Design and implementation of robust and efficient CNs in large-scale computing environments demand for emerging paradigms and software technologies. Agent, P2P and Grid computing paradigms have already demonstrated their suitability in supporting the development of high-performance systems over large-scale, dynamic and heterogeneous environments. Therefore their use, which accounts for dynamism (P2P), robustness (Grid), and intelligence (Agents), can augment the effectiveness and boost the efficiency of future content distribution infrastructures. Moreover new interesting distributed computing paradigms such as Service-Oriented Computing and Cloud Computing can be used for effectively supporting CNs.

Areas of interest
In this workshop we are interested in the exploitation of P2P, Grid, and
Agent paradigms and technologies as well as service-oriented and cloud
computing to support the effective design and efficient implementation
of high-performance Content Networks. In particular, the areas of
interest are the following (although this list should not be treated as
* Architectures for general-purpose content networks
* Architectures for streaming content distribution networks
* Architectures for mobile dynamic CDNs
* Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based CDNs
* Grid/P2P/Agent-based content delivery and management
* Novel architectural models for Cloud Computing
* Content Delivery Networks using Storage Clouds
* Protocols and mechanisms for content management, delivery, discovery
and distribution
* Platforms and tools for content production
* Mechanisms for content-based request redirection
* Mechanisms for cooperative caching
* Frameworks and toolkits for the development of CNs
* Economics-oriented modelling in CDNs
* Novel applications based on CNs
* CDN pricing and support for market aware CDN services
* Experience with research content network test-beds
* Novel applications of cloud computing
* CNs for bio-informatics
* CNs for scientific computing

Program Chairs
Giancarlo Fortino, Università della Calabria, Italy, g.fortino@xxxxxxxxx
Carlo Mastroianni, ICAR/CNR, Italy, mastroianni@xxxxxxxxxxx
Mukaddim Pathan, University of Melbourne, Australia,
Athena Vakali, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, avakali@xxxxxxxxxxx

International Program Committee
Jemal H. Abbawajy, Deakin University, Australia
Cyril Briquet, University of Liege, Belgium
James Broberg, University of Melbourne, Australia
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Vitalian Danciu, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Kolja Eger, Siemens, Germany
Zongming Fei, University of Kentucky, USA
Alfredo Garro, Università della Calabria, Italy
Dimitris Katsaros, University of Thessaly, Greece
Jaime Lloret, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Carlos Palau, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
George Pallis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Thomas Plagemann, University of Oslo, Norway
Wilma Russo, Università della Calabria, Italy
Giandomenico Spezzano, ICAR/CNR, Italy
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Michael Schiffers, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Ian Taylor, University of Cardiff, UK
Rainer Unland, University of Essen, Germany
Eugenio Zimeo, Universit… del Sannio, Italy

Web Site and contact email for inquiries ---------------------------------------- http://2009.upgrade-cn.org/ email: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Submission Guidelines --------------------- Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Please submit full papers: 10 pages maximum in ACM SIGS publication style. Please follow this link to submit your paper: http://www.lrz.de/hpdc2009/. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.

The workshop proceedings will be published by ACM and distributed at the

Journal Special Issue
As for the past three editions, selected papers will be invited to a
special issue of an international journal. The special issue of the 1st
edition was published in FGCS (Elsevier), the special issue of the 2nd
edition is going to be published in MAGS (IOS Press), and the special
issue of the 3rd edition will be published in JNCA (Elsevier).

Important Dates --------------- February 20, 2009: Submission of Papers March 20, 2009: Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection April 10, 2009: Submission of Camera-Ready Copies June 10, 2009: Workshop Takes Place