Call for Papers: GCA'06 (part of WORLDCOMP'06)

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From:  Prof. H. R. Arabnia

                 C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

               The 2006 International Conference on
                 Grid Computing and Applications

                       June 26-29, 2006
          Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The 2006 International Conference on Grid Computing and
Applications (GCA'06) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada,
June 26-29, 2006.

The GCA'06 Conference will be held simultaneously (ie, same
location and dates) with a number of other international
conferences and workshops (for the complete list of joint
conferences refer to: /)

The last set of conferences (GCA and affiliated events) had
research contributions from 76 countries and had attracted over 1,500
participants.  It is anticipated to have over 2,000 participants for
the 2006 event.

You are invited to submit a draft paper of about 5 to 8 pages
and/or a proposal to organize a technical session/workshop (see
the submission information).  All accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings. The names of chairs of
sessions/workshops will appear as Associate Editors on the cover
of the conference proceedings/book.

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,
       the following:

       O  Data Grid management systems
       O  Major Grid initiatives
       O  Grid technology and security
       O  Evolution of Grid standards
       O  Policy requirements and implications
       O  Case studies
       O  Evolution of Grid
       O  Internet-based computing models
       O  Creation and management of virtual enterprises
       O  Grid computing security
       O  Grid information services
       O  Grid computing virtual organization and policy
       O  Grid middleware and toolkits
       O  Grid monitoring, management, and organization tools
       O  Information/knowledge Grids
       O  Architectures for computation Grids and data Grids
       O  Resource management, reservation, scheduling , and load
       O  Resource discovery
       O  Performance evaluation and modeling
       O  Web services and web security in Grid computing
       O  P2P computing
       O  User development environment and programming tools for Grid
       O  Software integration technologies in Grid systems
       O  Software engineering support for Grid computing
       O  Wireless enhanced Grid systems
       O  Grid and cluster integration
       O  Programming models, tools and environments
       O  Grid architectures and fabrics
       O  Grid object metadata and schemas
       O  e-Science and virtual instrumentation
       O  Grid survivability
       O  Grid enabled virtual organizations
       O  e-Business applications
       O  Grid application and deployment environments
       O  Interconnects and protocols for Grids
       O  Grid computing scenarios and applications in science,
          engineering, and commerce (life science, CFD Grids, Business
          process grids, physics Grids, ...)


   Dr. Jun Ni
   University of Iowa, USA

   Prof. H. R. Arabnia
   University of Georgia
   Department of Computer Science
   415 Graduate Studies Research Center
   Athens, Georgia, USA 30602-7404
      Tel: (706) 542-3480
      Fax: (706) 542-2966


   A. M. G. Solo
   Maverick Technologies America Inc.
   Suite 808, 1220 North Market Street
   Wilmington, Delaware, USA 19801


   GCA'06 is an international conference held simultaneously
   (ie, same location and dates) with a number of other
   joint conferences as part of WORLDCOMP'06 (The 2006 World
   Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and
   Applied Computing).  WORLDCOMP'06 is the largest annual
   gathering of researchers in computer science, computer
   engineering and applied computing.  Each of the joint
   conferences in WORLDCOMP is the premier conference for
   presentation of advances in their respective fields.
   WORLDCOMP'06 is composed of the following international
   conferences: Parallel & Distributed Processing Techniques &
   Applications; Scientific Computing; Grid Computing &
   Applications; Security & Management; Artificial Intelligence;
   Machine Learning; Software Engineering Research & Practice;
   Programming Languages & Compilers; Internet Computing; Semantic
   Web & Web Services; Computer Design; Real-Time Computing
   Systems & Applications; Embedded Systems & Applications; Wireless
   Networks; Pervasive Systems & Computing; Image Processing,
   Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition; Computer Graphics &
   Virtual Reality; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Methods;
   Computer Games Development; Frontiers in Education in Computer
   Science & Engineering; Foundations of Computer Science;
   e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems,
   e-Government, & Outsourcing; Data Mining; Information &
   Knowledge Engineering; Bioinformatics & Computational Biology;
   Computing in Nanotechnology; Engineering of Reconfigurable
   Systems & Algorithms; Communications in Computing.

   The motivation is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated
   research conferences into a coordinated research meeting
   held in a common place at a common time.  The main goal
   is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number
   of research areas that interact.  The model used to form
   these annual conferences facilitates communication among
   researchers in different fields of computer science,
   computer engineering and applied computing.  Both inward
   research (core areas of computer science and engineering)
   and outward research (multi-disciplinary, Inter-disciplinary,
   and applications) will be covered during the conferences.


   Each technical session will have at least 6 paper
   presentations (from different authors).  The session
   chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
   sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing,
   selecting, ...  The names of session chairs will appear
   as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and
   on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize technical sessions should include
   the following information: name and address (+ E-mail)
   of proposer, title of session, a 100-word description of
   the topic of the session, the name of the conference the
   session is submitted for consideration, and a short
   description on how the session will be advertised (in
   most cases, session proposers solicit papers from
   colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the
   session proposer).  Mail your proposal to H. R. Arabnia
   (address is given above); E-mail submissions are preferred.
   We would like to receive the proposals by December 29, 2005.


   Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft
   paper (about 5 to 8 pages - single space, font size of 10
   to 12) to one of the conference chairs (see above) by
   Feb. 20, 2006. E-mail submissions in MS document or PDF
   formats are preferable (Fax or postal submissions are also
   fine.)  All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable
   (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to
   follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their
   papers for publication.)

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will
   be limited to 7 (IEEE style) pages.  Papers must not have
   been previously published or currently submitted for
   publication elsewhere.  The first page of the draft paper
   should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
   postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, &
   Fax number for each author.  The first page should also
   include the name of the author who will be presenting
   the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.
   Also, the name of the conference that the paper is being
   submitted to must be mentioned on the first page.

   Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
   clarity, and soundness.  Each paper will be refereed by
   two researchers in the topical area.  The Camera-Ready
   papers will be reviewed by one person.


   The Program Committee includes members of chapters
   of World Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing;
   scientific computing; artificial intelligence; imaging
   science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies;
   communications; computer security; and bioinformatics.)
   The Program Committee for individual conferences is
   currently being formed.  Those interested in joining
   the Program Committee should email H. R. Arabnia
   ( the following information:
   Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address,
   email address, tel/fax numbers, a short biography
   together with research interests and the name of the
   conference offering to help with.


   The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort
   hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other
   near-by hotels).  The Monte Carlo Resort is a mega hotel
   with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms.
   The hotel is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
   shuttle service to and from the airport.  This hotel has
   many recreational attractions, including: waterfalls,
   spa, pools & kiddie pools, sunning decks, Easy River
   water ride, wave pool with cascades, lighted tennis
   courts, health spa (with workout equipment, whirlpool,
   sauna, ...), arcade virtual reality game rooms, nightly
   shows, snack bars, a number of restaurants, shopping area,
   bars, ...  Many of these attractions are open 24 hours a
   day & most are suitable for families & children.  The
   negotiated room rate for conference attendees is very
   reasonable.  The hotel is within walking distance from
   most other attractions (major shopping areas, recreational
   destinations, fine dining & night clubs, free street
   shows, ...).


   Feb.  20, 2006:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 8 pages)
   March 20, 2006:    Notification of acceptance
   April 20, 2006:    Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
   June 26-29, 2006:  The 2006 International Conference on
                      Grid Computing and Applications (GCA'06) +
                      The 2006 World Congress in Computer Science,
                      Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
                      (WORLDCOMP'06 - 28 joint conferences)

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