WETICE Logo Third International Workshop on
Emerging Technologies for Next-generation GRID

(ETNGRID 2006)

15th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE-2006)

University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 26th-28th June 2006
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The Grid was originally designed as a large network of computer systems able to offer an environment where computing and storage resources are shared on-demand. To date, the development of standards, such as the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA), along with the introduction of new paradigms, such as the Semantic Grid, is leading the Grid toward an environment that is not only suited for computational-intensive applications, but also for computing scenarios typical of distributed systems, like service and information providing, multimedia environments, ubiquitous computing, etc. For these and other reasons, the Grid is becoming an interesting and challenging environment supporting both old and new services for cooperative applications. A relevant research effort is thus needed not only to investigate innovative Grid infrastructures but also to make the current Grid model suitable for these emerging usage scenarios.

The objective of this workshop is to gather researchers working on different emerging Grid computing aspects relevant to enterprise collaboration, covering issues ranging from the middleware layer to application development and user interaction. The goals of the workshop include (but are not limited to) discovering new application scenarios, proposing new programming abstractions and tools, identifying the challenging problem that still need to be solved, and reporting results and experiences gained by researchers in building Grid-based middleware, applications and alike.