[BiO BB] Final Call for Chapters - Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications

Nikolaos Preve nikpreb at mail.ntua.gr
Tue Jan 12 19:10:53 EST 2010

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Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2010
Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications
A book edited by Dr. Nikolaos Preve
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

To be published by IGI Global: 

Grid computing is the next generation information technology 
infrastructure that promises to transform the way organizations and 
individuals compute, communicate and collaborate. Grid computing is an 
evolution of distributed computing and it refers to a large-scale 
high-performance computing which combines distributed heterogeneous 
computing resources and the result is a unique large virtual 
supercomputer with a vast amount of shared processing power and data 
storage. Considering the enormous amount of these underutilized 
computing resources, the necessity of a grid infrastructure is 
compulsory. A computational grid provides access to users who want to 
utilize the shared processing resources in order to efficiently apply 
high throughput applications on distributed machines. The second most 
common shared resource used in a grid is data storage and it is known as 
data grid. This type of grid provides distributed storage capacity such 
as attached memory to the processor, hard disk drives or other types of 
permanent storage. Grid computing can assist grid users in order to 
utilize to the maximum computing resources by applying tasks and solving 
a scientific or technical problem that requires a great number of 
computer processing cycles or the need to process large amounts of data.

Objective of the Book
This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and will cover 
the latest empirical research findings in the area of grid computing. 
The goal of this book is to represent theoretical frameworks, 
methodologies, implementations, and cutting edge research findings with 
a critical perspective bridging the gap between academia and the latest 
achievements of the computer industry. It will be written for 
professionals, as well as students, who are involved or interested in 
the study, use, design, and development of grid computing and want to 
improve and empower their understanding of it. Also, this book aims to 
help researchers and developers understand the basics of the field, to 
highlight the various developments over the years in the field by giving 
an in depth analysis of grid networks.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, 
engineers, researchers and students who are interested and working in 
the field of grid computing. Moreover, the book will provide insights 
and can serve as both literature at an undergraduate level and as an 
overview of the area.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Theories, definitions, methodologies, models, applications, 
simulations, and architectures relevantto grid computing
2.Implementations of computational grids, data grids, sensor and mobile 
3.Grid data storage, grid databases, data management, and data mining
4.Indexing and query optimization over grid databases
5.Grid middleware
6.Web services
7.Security, cryptography, and cryptanalysis
8.Artificial intelligence
10.Scheduling, resource management, and optimization
11.Workflow and fault tolerance
12.Programming in grid computing
13.Cloud computing and grids
14.Grid computing in scientific areas (i.e. astrophysics, biology, 
chemistry, economy and finance, e-health, electromagnetics, geophysics,  
meteorology, numerical analysis, statistics)

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 
30, 2010, a 1-2 page chapter clearly explaining the mission and concerns 
of the proposed chapter. We also highly encourage early full chapter 
submissions. Please include the title of the book in the subject line of 
your e-mail. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2010 about the 
status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full 
chapters are expected to be submitted by March 31, 2010 or earlier.
All submitted chapters must not have been published elsewhere and will 
undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two referees. 
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea 
Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly 
Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference,Business 
Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For 
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit 
www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.

Important Dates
January 30, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
March 31, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
June 15, 2010: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
September 15, 2010: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word 
document) or by mail to:
Dr. Nikolaos Preve
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, 15773 Zographou, Greece
Tel.: +30 211 770 8053 - GSM: +30 697 750 4197
E-mail: nikpreb at mail.ntua.gr

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