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Announcement - Call for papers: Journal of Grid Computing

A completed run of the RLM (relocatable local weather forecasting model), which operates as a native Globus application and also is able to interoperate with UNICORE using the broker and other interoperability features developed in the Eurogrid and GRIP projects.

Image courtesy of Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and Southampton (Soton). 


Special issue on Grid Interoperability

The Journal of Grid Computing will publish a special issue on Grid Interoperability. Interoperability of world-wide grid and e-Science infrastructures and technologies is a major requirement to make the grid a success story like the World Wide Web.

Grid computing has now reached the phase when production level resources are available for users to run compute-intensive applications and to access large distributed data collections. Unfortunately, current grid resources are provided as non-interoperable “grid islands” most of them are not accessible from other Grids because different grids are based on different grid middleware, use different tools and policies for authentication and authorization, describe and submit jobs differently, and provide data services based on a variety of protocols and access mechanisms. This makes the utilization of resources from different grids rather challenging and cumbersome.

As a result, interoperation and interoperability in grid computing emerged as a key research topic to enable end-users to use multiple grids. The grid community established the Grid Interoperation Now (GIN) Community Group of the Open Grid Forum (OGF). The GIN addresses both short term interoperation of grids by defining what needs to be done using existing technologies and long term interoperability defined as the native ability of grids and grid middleware to interact directly via common open standards. Even if interoperation is not the perfect solution, it can provide immediate access to heterogeneous grid resources that is urgently required in many scenarios. Interoperability requires definition, introduction and implementation of standards. In contrast to interoperation it takes much longer but offers better sustainable solutions.

Substantial efforts were put on addressing interoperation and interoperability in resource and service management, data handling and staging, description and submission of jobs and workflows as well as crucial security issues. However, most of these efforts targeted one or two particular interoperability issues. Among others the special issue wants to support integration of existing interoperability solutions presenting the current achievements and inspiring co-operation among research teams.

Topics for this special issue include, but not limited to:

  • Interoperability and Grid computing
  • From interoperation to interoperability
  • Multi-grid interoperability using standards
  • Interoperability among Grids
  • Resource and service management interoperation and interoperability
  • Description schemas & information systems
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Discovery & allocation approaches
  • Accounting and resource usage
  • Data management interoperation and interoperability
  • Remote data access and movement
  • Data Grid federation
  • Meta-data management
  • Job- and workflow-level interoperation and interoperability
  • Job description, submission and management
  • Workflow description, submission and management
  • Interoperability among different workflow systems
  • Security interoperation and interoperability
  • Grid and Web services security
  • Interoperability in authentication and authorisation
  • Interoperability among production Grids

Submission Deadline

Extended to 7 November 2008

Special Issue Editors

Morris Riedel
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Gabor Terstyanszky
University of Westminster
United Kingdom


Peter Kacsuk
Ian Foster

Submission Details

Manuscripts formatted along the guidelines for authors of the Journal of Grid
Computing must be submitted online before 29th September 2008


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