CCGrid 2008: Call for Workshops

The IEEE CCGrid Organizing Committee invites workshop proposals for CCGrid'2008 to be held in Lyon, France, in May 2008.

Workshop proposals are invited on specific aspects of the Grid and Cluster Computing, particularly relating to the subject areas indicated by the topics below. We encourage workshops which will discuss fundamental research issues driven by academic interests or more applied industrial or commercial concerns. The format of the workshop will be determined by the organizers. Workshops can vary in length from a half day to a full day. Having more than one co-organizer for a workshop is strongly advised.

Workshop proceedings will be published as part of the CCGrid08 proceedings. So, it is very important that high quality workshops are accepted, and that workshop chairs observe strict quality strandards in the selection of papers for their events.

Workshops attendees should register to the main conference.

Important Dates and Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals and any enquiries should be sent by e-mail to any one of the workshop chairs mentioned below. Proposals should be submitted in PDF format (printable on A4 paper).

Workshop Proposals Due: September 10, 2007
Notification: September 20, 2007
URL for Workshop Website Due: October 1, 2007
Workshop: 18-22 May, 2008

Proposal Requirements

Proposals for workshops should be no more than 2 pages in length. They should contain the following information:


Each workshop organizing committee will be responsible for the following:

  • Producing a web page and a "Call for Papers/Participation" for their workshop. The URL should be sent to the workshop chair. The call must make it clear that the workshop is open to all members of the Grid and Cluster Computing community.

  • It should mentions that at least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the CCGrid 2008 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference fee. Finally, it should also clearly describe the process by which the Organizing Committee will select the participants.

  • Ensure that all workshop papers are a maximum of 6 pages in length (in IEEE format).

  • Provide a brief description of the workshop for the conference web page and program.

  • Selecting the participants and the format of the workshop.

  • The publication of proceedings will be by the IEEE alongside the conference proceedings (in many cases this is in the same volume as the main conference). The acceptance notification (by workshop chairs) therefore should be the same as "conference paper acceptance" notification (i.e. the dates should be the same). All other details can be up to workshop organisers to set.

  • Advertising the workshop beyond the conference web page.

  • Producing a camera-ready version of the workshop proceedings.

  • Important matter: The CCGrid 2008 Organizing Committee may decide, based on the submission score to cancel or merge workshops before the conference. So we encourage workshop organisers to attract a large community.

    The CCGrid 2008 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:

    Conference Topics of Interest and Area Keywords

    Topics of interest to the conference include (but are not restricted to):

    Workshop Chairs