Deadline extended to 1 March 2002


HPDC-11: The International Symposium on Grid Computing July 24 - 26, 2002,

in conjunction with Global Grid Forum (GGF)-5 July 22 - 24, 2002

The Conference: The HPDC symposium series has emerged as a leading technical conference in the growing and important field of Grid computing. This, the 11th meeting in the series, will be held for the first time outside the U.S., and for the first time in conjunction with the Global Grid Forum, the international body formed in 1998 to promote communication, best practices, and standards in Grid computing. HPDC-11/GGF-5 will together provide a global meeting place for those interested in Grid computing technologies and applications. A joint program of tutorials and keynote talks will highlight major themes and recent developments in the field.

The Theme: The HPDC-11 conference (formally, the 11th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing) will be a forum for presenting the latest research findings on the design and use of highly networked systems for computing, collaboration, data analysis, and other innovative tasks.

Submissions are encouraged on all aspects of Grid computing, including hardware technologies, middleware, network services, and tools and languages that support application development. Case studies describing novel applications are also of interest. All papers will be rigorously\par reviewed by a distinguished international review committee.

Topics of Interest (include, but are not limited to):

-Software environments and language support for Grid computing
-Applications and case studies of Grid computing
-Parallel and distributed algorithms to solve computationally and data-intensive problems in networked environments
-Multimedia, teleimmersive, and collaborative applications
-Data Grids
-High performance I/O and file systems
-Security, configuration, policy, and management issues
-Fault tolerance
-Architectural support for high-speed communications or interconnection networks
-Efficient communication interfaces for distributed computing
-Terabit network architectures

Paper Submissions: Authors are requested to submit extended abstracts of at most 3000 words, not including figures or references. Abstracts should be written so as to be self contained and to provide the technical substance required for the program committee to evaluate the paper's contribution. Excessively long\par abstracts will be rejected outright. Papers submitted to or published in another reference or journal are ineligible for this conference.

Abstracts must be submitted by February 22, 2002 (note: deadline has been extended from previous call). Electronic submission is preferred; see for details. Authors will be notified by April 10, 2002, and final camera-ready copies are due by May 8, 2002.

Tutorial Submissions:

Tutorial proposals should be submitted to the Tutorials Chair by March 4, 2002: Rich Wolski,

Exhibits and Technical Demonstrations: Proposals for exhibits and technical demonstrations should be submitted to Randy Bramley,, by May 1, 2002. Proposals should include a 2-4 page definition and description of each exhibit /demonstration.

About Edinburgh: See for information about the Edinburgh International Convention Center. A unique combination of heritage, colour and culture, this is a city of breathtaking beauty. The quaint corners and alleyways of the Old Town, the Georgian splendor of Charlotte Square, the dominating presence of the castle: all different, all unforgettable, all essentially Edinburgh. Edinburgh is once again home to Scotland's parliament and excitement is in the air. Edinburgh is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with mountains, glens, lochs and wild places only a short journey away. There are more distilleries and castles than you can possibly visit, and more single malts than you can possibly drink. Archaeological sites date back about 4000 years.

More Information: For more information about the symposium, and past programs, visit the HPDC website at