Dear all, please find attached the Call For Papers for: 5th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing (ITCC2004) - Special Session on Methodologies, Technologies and Applications in distributed and Grid systems. Las Vegas, Nevada 5-7 April 2004 http://datadog.unile.it/itcc2004/cfp.htm http://www.itcc.info/ sponsored by IEEE Computer Society This Conference Track aims at offering a forum of discussion where young researchers and PhD students could present their research activities, either at an early or mature phase. Best regards, Maria Mirto. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maria Mirto, CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology) Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering University of Lecce, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy phone: +39-0832-297304, fax: +39-0832-297279 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We apologize if you receive multiple copies of this email. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special Session on Methodologies, Technologies and Applications in distributed and Grid systems. ITCC 2004: IEEE International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society April 5-7, 2004 The Orleans, Las Vegas, Nevada -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Papers http://datadog.unile.it/itcc2004/cfp.htm http://www.itcc.info ***************** Computational Grids, initially used for the sharing of distributed computation resources in scientific applications, start to be used in different application domains offering basic services for application definition and execution in heterogeneous distributed systems. In health systems, the Grid offers the power and ubiquity needed to the acquisition of biomedical data, processing and delivering of biomedical images (CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, etc) located in different hospitals, within a wide area. So, the Grid acts as a Collaborative Working Environment: doctors often want to aggregate not only medical data, but also human expertise and might want colleague around the world to visualize the examinations in the same way and at the same time so that the group can discuss the diagnosis in real time. The Grid offers a dynamic infrastructure for retrieving and on-demand processing of remote sensing data, for instance, retrieving of SAR metadata related to terabyte of SAR data, starting on-demand processing on raw data, starting on-demand post-processing on focalized data and creating a complex application composing simple tasks. For atmospheric and climate modeling, a Grid offers tools for simulate and forecasting meteorological phenomena, simulate emission and dispersion of pollutants for air quality studies and simulate complex phenomena about the impact of global climate changes. Grid Computing techniques can be used in the motor industry, reducing the optimization process time for improvement of diesel engine emission performance using, for instance, micro-genetic algorithms for engine chamber geometry optimization and Kiva3 code to calculate chamber geometry fitness. In the computer aided medicine, the Grid technologies can be used in the surgical simulations (including virtual environment and haptic interface). Interesting research areas involve the detection, in the virtual environment, of the contact points between artery walls and medical instruments, studies to generate, by means of the haptic interface, the force feedback associated to the interaction in the virtual environment and describe the physical behaviour of the organs considered as deformable tissues. Finally, bioinformatic applications call for the ability to read large datasets (e.g. protein databases) and to create new datasets (e.g. mass spectrometry proteomic data). They can require the ability to change (updating) existing datasets; consequently a Data Grid, i.e. a distributed infrastructure for storing large datasets, is needed. In the bioinformatic field, a Data Grid could reveal useful to build Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) for the management of patient information (data, metadata and images), to support data replication, allowing the integration and sharing of biological databases and, generally, for the developement of efficient bioinformatics (in particular proteomic) applications. The main goal of the Conference Track is to discuss well-known and emerging data-intensive applications in the context of distributed systems and Grid systems, and to analyze technologies and methodologies useful to develop such applications in such environments. In particular, this Conference Track aims at offering a forum of discussion where young researchers and PhD students could present their research activities, either at an early or mature phase. Topics include, but are not limited to: Data intensive applications in distributed and Grid systems: - Grid for biomedical imaging; - Grid for remote sensing and GIS application; - Grid for Atmospheric and Climate Modeling; - Grid for motor industry (diesel engine simulation); - Grid for surgery simulations; - Bioinformatic for: o Biomedical Imaging; o Proteomics and genomics; o Electronic Patient Records; o Medical images, data and metadata management; o Image Recognition, Processing and Analysis. Technologies and methodologies in distributed and grid-based applications: - Grid technologies (Grid portals, Web & Grid services, portlets); - Grid Information and Monitoring services and related (OO,Relational,XML) data models; - Grid Security; - Grid Workload and Data management services; - Grid Resource management; - Parallel and Distributed application (cluster and grid based); - Simulation and Applications of Modeling. IMPORTANT DATES October 17, 2003 Paper Due November 14, 2003 Author Notification December 19, 2003 Camera-Ready Copy Note: The Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society. A special issue of an international journal is being planned consisting of selected papers from this conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version for the journal. SUBMISSION DETAILS Papers should be original and contain contributions of theoretical or experimental nature. Interested authors should send a 5-page paper ( IEEE Proceedings format http://computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm ), including 5 keywords, before the 17nd October 2003 deadline, to the Special Session chair: Maria Mirto, CACT/ISUFI (Center for Advanced Computing Technology), c/o Engineering Faculty, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Lecce, Via per Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy, Voice: +39-0832-297304, Fax: +39-0832-297279, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Electronic submission (PostScript or PDF) is strongly encouraged.