[GRAAP-WG] First call for papers: Usage of Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop

Wolfgang Ziegler Wolfgang.Ziegler at scai.fraunhofer.de
Fri Mar 9 08:40:02 CST 2007

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                           Call for Papers

          Usage of Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop
                Austin, Texas, USA, September 19, 2007

                    to be held in conjunction with

       The 8th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2007)
              Austin, Texas, USA, September 19 – 21, 2007


As the Grid evolves to become an infrastructure for providing and consuming
services in research and commercial environments, mechanisms are needed to agree
on the objectives and the quality of such service provision. This could be
facilitated by means of electronic contracts between service consumers and one
or more service providers, in order to achieve the necessary reliability and
commitment on both sides. Such contracts help to establish a well-defined
relationship between a service provider and a client in the context of a
particular service provision. This is especially important if the services
or resources to be used come from different administrative domains,
or if commercial service provision needs to be supported. Service Level
Agreements (SLAs) are a promising approach to establishing these kinds of
guarantees and relationships. This workshop will provide a forum to present
current research and up-to-date solutions from research and business communities.


Topics of interest for the Usage of Service Level Agreement in Grids workshop
include but are not limited to:

  * Areas benefiting from SLAs
  * Languages to express SLAs (e.g. SLOs, BLOs, QoS, Guarantees, Penalties)
  * Protocols to conclude and negotiate SLAs
  * Technologies for management and observation of SLAs
  * Static vs. Dynamic SLAs
  * Business models & Grid economy
  * Validation techniques for SLA parameters
  * Comparison and matchmaking of SLA and policy descriptions
  * Managing user expectations via SLAs
  * Multi-party SLAs and SLA chaining
  * SLA-based resource discovery, co-scheduling and resource reservation
  * Registry Services and repositories for SLA
  * SLA-based trust management including VOs


Accepted papers will be published in the CoreGRID Springer Series. For more
information regarding paper format and style please visit the author's
instruction link at http://www.coregrid.net/mambo/content/view/360/332.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished
research and recent developments on the topics of interest. Submitted papers
should be formatted according to the CoreGRID Springer style format
(please see http://www.coregrid.net/mambo/content/view/360/332) and should
not exceed 10 pages including figures and references. Papers should be
submitted electronically in PDF format by sending it as an e-mail attachment to
sla-workshop2007 at fz-juelich.de. All papers will be peer reviewed and
the comments will be provided to the authors.


Submissions due:        June 10, 2007
Notifications of acceptance:    August 3, 2007
Camera ready version due:    August 31, 2007
Workshop:            September 19, 2007


Omer Rana, University of Cardiff, UK
Philipp Wieder, Research Centre Jülich, Germany
Ramin Yahyapour, University of Dortmund, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany


Christiana Amza, University of Toronto, Canada
Francis Brazier, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Gentzsch, D-Grid, Germany
Michael Gerndt, TUM Munich, Germany
Liviu Joita, Cardiff University, UK
Bastian Koller, HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany
Heiko Ludwig, IBM, USA
Toshi Nakata, NEC Research, Japan
Benno Overeinder, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Julian Padget, Bath University, UK
Shamima Paurobally, University of Liverpool, UK
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, US
Achim Streit, Research Center Jülich, Germany
Luigi Telesca, Create-Net, Italy
Daniel Veit, University of Mannheim, Germany
Oliver Wäldrich, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany
Steven Willmott, UPC, Barcelona, Spain


For further information please send an e-mail to sla-workshop2007 at fz-juelich.de.
Information about registration, accommodation and other relevant information
regarding the Grid 2007 conference can be found at http://www.grid2007.org/.

           Wolfgang Ziegler    www.scai.fraunhofer.de/ziegler.html
     Fraunhofer-Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)
            Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
                Tel: +49 2241 14 2258; Fax: +49 2241 14 42258

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