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Contribution Guidelines

iSGTW needs you!

We know how many great stories are out there, but we can’t cover them all ourselves. So, we are always on the lookout for stories, bloggers or contributors.

We cover anything about distributed computing — grids, clouds and clusters — and supercomputing, along with the research these computer resources enable. Past topics have ranged from archaeology to molecular biology to middleware.

We are read by more than 10,000 people every month and have over 6,000 subscribers, so if you’re part of a project involving computer-enabled science, an article in iSGTW can be a great way to raise your project’s profile!

So, if you want to submit something for our consideration, run an idea by us, or have any questions, then don’t be shy. Please feel free to contact We are also happy to consider articles that have been published elsewhere in some form, such as in newsletters.

We’re also eager to see ideas for:

•    Striking images or interesting videos appropriate for our image/video of the week.
•    Links to interesting new web content relevant to iSGTW.
•    Interesting people to profile or interview.

What else are we interested in?


Submit an event, announcement or job advertisement

We also welcome submissions of announcements for meetings, conferences, workshops, schools, calls for papers, etcetera, and relevant calendar items and job advertisements. Send us your event information, announcement or job opening!


Suggest a blog

We’re always on the lookout for fantastic blogs to include on our Blog Watch page. In particular, we’re interesting in finding non-commercial blogs that discuss the larger issues facing grid-, cluster- and supercomputing- assisted science.

We are also looking for blogs that give insight into the everyday life of researchers using grid, cloud or high-performance computing for scientific research.


Write for us

What we cover:

•    Science and humanities research carried out using distributed computing technology or infrastructure. The research could be completed or ongoing. All disciplines welcome.

•    Advances in distributed computing such as middleware, networking, portals, or interoperability.

•    New and interesting education and outreach efforts such as grid schools.

•    We welcome opinion pieces on any aspect of distributed computing or e-science.

 We look forward to hearing from you!

The Editors

Tips for writing for iSGTW

•    Opinion pieces and features should be about 400-500 words long, accompanied by at least one picture with a short explanatory or descriptive caption, and the credit.

 •    Images, videos, statistics, or links with accompanying text should range from a few sentences to 300-400 words.

•    You do not need to explain the basic concepts behind grid computing;
iSGTW has introductory material for newbies. But . . .

•    . . . please write articles with a general interest audience in mind. Even though most of our readers are researchers or computer scientists, they are unlikely to be experts in your specific area. So try to explain any technical jargon.

•    You must have the rights to any media you provide, or have permission for
iSGTW to use it.



 iSGTW 22 December 2010

Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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 iSGTW Blog Watch

Keep up with the grid’s blogosphere

 Mark your calendar

December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

More calendar items . . .


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