The GridNets conference series is an annual international meeting that provides a focused and highly interactive forum where researchers and technologists have the opportunity to present and discuss leading research, developments, and future directions in the Grid networking area. The goal of this…
The GridNets conference series is an annual international meeting that provides a focused and highly interactive forum where researchers and technologists have the opportunity to present and discuss leading research, developments, and future directions in the Grid networking area. The goal of this event is to serve as both the premier conference presenting best Grid Networking research and a forum where new concepts can be introduced and explored.
Previous events in this series were: GridNets 2004 in San Jose (USA), GridNets 2005 in Boston (USA), GridNets 2006 in San Jose (USA) and GridNets 2007 in Lyon (France). All these events have been successful in attracting high quality papers and a wide international participation. From the first event through the fourth, it was known as the GridNets Workshop affiliated with the IEEE BroadNets conference series. From last year on, it has been offered as an independent conference.
Grid developers and practitioners are increasingly realising the importance of efficient network support. Entire classes of applications would greatly benefit by a network-aware grid middleware, able to effectively manage the network resource in terms of scheduling, access and use. Conversely, the peculiar requirements of grid applications provide stimulating drivers for new challenging research towards the development of grid-aware networks.
Cooperation between grid middleware and network infrastructure driven by a common control plane is a key factor to effectively empower the global grid platform for the execution of network-intensive applications, requiring massive data transfers, very fast and low-latency connections, and stable and guaranteed transmission rates. Large e-science projects, as well as industrial and engineering applications for data analysis, image processing, multimedia, or visualisation just to name a few are awaiting an efficient grid network support. They would be boosted by a global grid platform enabling end-to-end dynamic bandwidth allocation, broadband and low-latency access, interdomain access control, and other network performance monitoring capabilities.