Organizing Comittee

General Co-Chairs

Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
fatos at lsi.upc.edu

Leonard Barolli, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
barolli at fit.ac.jp

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Joanna Kolodziej, University of Bielsko-Biala, Poland
jkolodziej at ath.bielsko.pl

Samee U. Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
samee.khan at ndsu.edu

Workshops Co-Chair

Hiroaki Nishino, Oita University, Japan
hn at csis.oita-u.ac.jp

Web Administrator Chair

Joan Arnedo Moreno, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
jarnedo at uoc.edu

Track Areas

1. High Performance and Scalable Computing

Chairs:

Horacio Gonzalez-Velez , Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Rong Ge, Marquette University, USA

PC Members:

  1. Suren Byna, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
  2. Yong Chen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  3. Natalie Currle-Linde, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), Germany
  4. Xizhou Feng, Marquette University, USA
  5. Patrik Holt, Robert Gordon University, UK
  6. Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  7. Anthony Karageorgos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
  8. Dong Li, Virginia Tech, USA
  9. Stephan Onggo, Lancaster University Management School, UK
  10. Gagarine Yaikhom, National e-Science Centre, UK

2. Cluster and Grid Computing

Chairs:

Lizhe Wang, Indiana University, USA
Laurent Lefevre, INRIA, France

Scope

Clusters and Grid computing technologies recently are rapidly developing and play key roles in modern scientific and engineering computing infrastructures. The cluster & Grid computing track of 3PGCIC 2011 offers a great venue for scholars to present latest research achievements and exchange interesting ideas. Topics of interest on modern cyberinfrastructure include, but are not limited to:
  • File Systems and Parallel I/O
  • Programming Models, Tools & Environments
  • Resource Management and task scheduling
  • Cluter, Grid-based Problem Solving Environments
  • Scientific, Engineering and Commercial Cluster/Grid Applications
  • Middleware for Clusters and Grids
  • Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Clusters and Grids
  • Data management in Clusters and Grids
  • Grid Economies and Service Architectures

PC Members:

  1. Jie Tao, Karlsruhe Insitute of Techonology, Germany
  2. Dan Chen, China University of Geosciences, China
  3. Chia-Tien Dan Lo, Southern Polytechnic State University, USA
  4. Tianyi Zang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
  5. Zhou Lei, Shanghai University, China
  6. Shuichi Ichikawa, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
  7. Fang Huang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  8. Ming Chen, NetApp, USA

3. P2P, Ad-Hoc and Mobile Networking

Chairs:

Cheng Fu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Juan Carlos Burguillo-Rial, University of Vigo, Spain

Scope

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networking has been applied successfully in different areas of Internet-based communication, such as P2P file sharing and P2P streaming. The areas of ad hoc, mobile and vehicular networks has also attracted an increasing interest along the last years. This track provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange research results and share development experiences in all these fields. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Network mobility, self-organization, and synchronization
  • P2P, Ad-hoc and Mobile Communications for Vehicular Networks
  • P2P, Ad-Hoc and Mobile Networks for Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • P2P and Mobile Reputation, Security, Privacy
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Mobile Computing Applications
  • Routing, Network and Transport protocols
  • P2P, Mobile and Social Networks
  • Mobile Network Architectures and Applications
  • Mobile Sensing and Computing
  • Cloud Computing Services for Mobile Networks
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking

PC Members:

  1. Dan Chen, University of Birmingham, UK
  2. Yiqun Hu, University of Western Australia, Australia
  3. Xun Yang, CIRSO, Australia
  4. Rajiv Ranjan, University of New South Wales, Australia
  5. Mudasser Iqbal, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  6. Stefan Freitag, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
  7. Shixing Yan, HP Labs, Singapore
  8. Radu Calinescu, University of Oxford
  9. Marco Carvalho, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Recognition (IHMC), USA
  10. Aleksander Byrski, AGH, University of Science and Technology, Poland
  11. Bernabé Dorronsoro, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  12. Ignacio Soto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  13. Enrique Costa, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  14. Javier Vales, Universidad de Cartagena, Spain

4. Data Intensive Computing, Data Mining

Chairs:

Piotr Synak, Infobright Inc. & Polish-Japanese Inst. of Information Technology, Poland
Fayez Gebali, University of Victoria, Canada

PC Members:

  1. Reda Alhajj, University of Calgary, Canada
  2. Toshiyuki Amagasa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  3. Emilio Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
  4. Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  5. Kaveh Jokar Deris, Syracuse University, USA
  6. Michael Horie, University of Victoria, Canada
  7. Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
  8. Nigel Martin, University of London, UK
  9. Ernestina Menasalvas Ruiz, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  10. Dominik Ślęzak, Infobright Inc. & Warsaw University, Poland
  11. Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
  12. Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
  13. Martine Wedlake, IBM, USA

5. Groupware and Collaborative Systems

Scope

In a globalized world, organizations are becoming increasingly networked and entwined. The benefits of networked organizations, however, come at the price of greater distance. Collaborative technologies and systems are therefore key to bridging this distance which stimulates research developments within the scope of Web 2.0, Grid Computing, P2P, Wikis, Semantic Web, and Social Networks. The "Groupware and Collaborative Systems" track of 3PGCIC-2011 aims at bringing together researchers and users to discuss problems, new ideas, solutions, and experiences on groupware and collaborative systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Collaborative methodologies, architectures, technologies, and protocols
  • Collaborative tools and environments for real-time collaboration
  • Web-based real-time collaboration
  • Web 2.0 and social networks to support collaborative work
  • Semantic technologies for collaboration
  • Approaches for ad-hoc collaboration and virtual teams
  • Approaches for collaborative problem solving
  • Approaches for large-scale collaborative systems
  • Approaches for collaborative modeling and design
  • Collaborative aspects of SOA and workflow management
  • Collaborative environments for networked enterprises
  • Collaborative environments for E-Science and E-Research
  • Collaborative environments for software engineering
  • Requirements for collaborative systems
  • Case studies on groupware and collaborative systems

Chairs:

Gregoire Danoy, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK

PC Members:

  1. Nick Antonopoulos, University of Derby, UK
  2. Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
  3. Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
  5. Mo Rezai, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  6. Dharmendra Shadija, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  7. Haifeng Shen, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
  8. Gert-Jan de Vreede, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  9. Chunyang Ye, University of Toronto, Canada

6. Semantic Web and Grid Services

Chairs:

Juan Li, North Dakota State University, USA
Aleksander Byrski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Scope

Nowadays, we have witnessed the significant investment in standardization and increasingly rapid adoption of the key technologies in distributed systems, namely, service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, grid computing, and Semantic Web technologies. The main goal of this track is to bring together theories, challenges, issues, languages and tools from the Semantic Web, Web Services, and the Grid Computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Semantic Web Services:
  • Semantics for Web Services
  • Semantic Web Services specification and discovery
  • Business process integration and management using Semantic Web Services
  • Semantic Web Service security
  • Quality of Semantic Web Services
  • Semantic Web Services case studies and applications
Grid Services:
  • Grid service compatibility, interoperability, and policy
  • Composition for Grid services
  • Grid service business models and applications
  • Integration and interoperability of Grid services and legacy systems
  • Grid models/applications
Semantic Grid Services:
  • Semantics for Grid services
  • Ontologies and Grids
  • Semantic Web and Semantic Grids
  • Knowledge Grids
  • Semantics-based Grid service matching/discovery

PC Members:

  1. Krzysztof Cetnarowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  2. Carlos Cotta, University of Malaga, Spain
  3. Jaroslaw Kozlak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  4. Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland / UvA Amsterdam Netherlands
  5. M Carvalho, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, FL, USA
  6. Juan Carlos Burguillo Rial, University of Vigo, Spain
  7. Anthony Peiqun Yu, University of British Columbia, Canada
  8. Marek Kisiel-Dorohinicki, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  9. Simone Ludwig, North Dakota State University, USA
  10. Yingwen Song, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  11. Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  12. Min Peng, Wuhan University, China
  13. Grzegorz Dobrowolski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  14. Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  15. Grzegorz Jacek Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  16. Anna Zygmunt, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

7. Virtual Organizations, Enterprise and Cloud Computing

Chairs:

Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Martin G. Jaatun, SINTEF, Norway

Scope

Following recent advances, cloud computing is considered as a re-factored grid model with the added value of serving enterprise related needs. Enterprise partners can now form virtual organizations to access on-demand resources (as services) in a well-defined robust commercialized context; offering a scalable and management control. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Auditing, Quality of Service and Financing
  • End-user Experience
  • Programming Interfaces, Middleware and Migration
  • Provisioning models; Standards and Interoperability;
  • Reliability and Availability
  • Resource Discovery, Scheduling, Allocation, Monitoring and Management
  • Scalable Deployments, Performance, Load Balancing and Optimization
  • Service Architectures, Modeling and Applications
  • Trust, Security and Privacy
  • Virtual Organization Needs, Topic Maps and Networking Analysis
  • Virtualization Technologies

PC Members:

  1. Vicky Andronikou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  2. Eleana Asimakopoulou, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  3. Mehmet Aydin, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  4. Karin Bernsmed, SINTEF, Norway
  5. Humberto. Castejon, Telenor, Norway
  6. Gorrell Cheek, University of North Carolina, USA
  7. Fabio M. Costa, Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil
  8. Frederic Desprez, INRIA, France
  9. George Dimitrakopoulos, Harokopion University, Greece
  10. Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
  11. Natalia Kryvinska, University of Vienna, Austria
  12. Dimosthenis Kyriazis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  13. Jin Liu, Wuhan University, China
  14. Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
  15. Ian Marshall, Lancaster University, UK
  16. Eystein Mathisen, HHB, Norway
  17. Jose A. Montenegro, UMA, Spain
  18. Gero Mühl, Universitat Rostock, Germany
  19. Maria S. Perez-Hernandez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  20. Dana Petsu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
  21. Paul Sant, University of Bedfordshire, UK
  22. Alex Iosup, Delft University of Technology, The Netherelands
  23. Neil P. Chue Hong, University of Edinburgh, UK

8. Security, Dependability and Reliability in Grids and Clouds

Chairs:

Wendy Hui Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA
Neal N. Xiong, Georgia State University, USA

PC Members:

  1. Yared Rami, JAIST , Japan
  2. Zhiwen Yu, Mannheim University, Germany
  3. Jun Xiao, East China Normal University, China
  4. Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University, China
  5. Ruhan He, University of Wuhan Science and Technology, China
  6. Wenyong Dong, Wuhan University, China
  7. Xuefeng Liang, England London University, UK
  8. Y. Yang, JAIST, Japan
  9. Chao Peng, JAIST , Japan
  10. Yingpeng Sang, University of Adelaide, Australia
  11. Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada
  12. Bin Xie, University of Cincinnati, USA
  13. Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois, USA
  14. Benjamin Fung, Concordia University, Canada
  15. Reza Curtmola, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA
  16. Xinming Ou, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA
  17. Li Xiong, Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, USA

9. Multimedia Applications

Chairs:

Yoshishiro Okada, Kyushu University, Japan
Juggapong Natwichai, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

PC Members:

  1. Makoto Fujimura, Nagasaki University, Japan
  2. Muhammad Hussain, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  3. Masahiko Ito, University of Tokyo, Japan
  4. Shigeru Takano, Kyushu University, Japan
  5. Naoto Nakamura, Kyushu University, Japan
  6. Seiji Okajima, Kyushu University, Japan
  7. Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  8. Karn Patanukhom, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  9. Yuthapong Somchit , Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  10. Trasapong Thaiupathump, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  11. Xing Zhi Sun, IBM Research Laboratory, China
  12. Xue Li, The University of Queensland, Australia

10. Parallel and Distributed Computing in Economics

Chairs:

Tuan Ahn Trinh, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Pawel Pawlewski, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Scope

The aim of this session is to create a discussion platform focused on the new and emerging solutions that might be successfully applied for improvement of manufacturing system and supply chain management in highly volatile environment of the global economy. The topics covered by this track include (but are not limited) to:
  • Distributed production planning
  • Manufacturing resource management
  • Application of intelligent techniques for facility layout design and management
  • Enterprise architectures
  • Distributed systems for supply chain management

PC Members:

  1. Zbigniew Pasek, University of Windsor, Canada
  2. Huseyin Topaloglu, Cornell University, USA
  3. Paulina Golinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  4. Arkadiusz Kawa, Pozana University of Economics, Poland
  5. Paul-Eric Dossou, IACM, France

11. Global Optimization in Large –Scale Distributed Systems

Chairs:

Bernabe Dorronsoro, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Tomas Maul, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Malaysia

Scope

The resolution of complex problems often requires the use of huge computational resources. In these cases, parallel algorithms are a must to find solutions in reasonable time. This track is focused on the use of large scale distributed systems for parallel optimization algorithms. Therefore, the topics covered by this track include (but are not limited to) the following ones:
  • Parallel evolutionary algorithms
  • Parallel metaheuristics
  • Global Stochastic Optimization
  • Massively parallel algorithms
  • Parallel optimization frameworks
  • Complex and real-world problems
  • Performance measures
  • Test benchmarks
  • Competitive parallel algorithms
  • Cooperative parallel algorithms
  • Parallel algorithms on clusters of GPGPUs
  • Peer-to-peer algorithms
  • Volunteer computing
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Grid computing

PC Members:

  1. Francisco Chicano, University of Málaga, Spain
  2. Juan J. Durillo, University of Málaga, Spain
  3. José Manuel García-Nieto, University of Málaga, Spain
  4. Juan Luis Jiménez, University of Granada, Spain
  5. Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, UK
  6. Laurent Lefèvre, University of Lyon, INRIA, France
  7. Francisco Luna, University of Málaga, Spain
  8. Cláudio M. Martins Alves, University of Minho, Portugal
  9. Enrique Alba, University of Málaga, Spain
  10. Juan C. Burguillo, University of Vigo, Spain
  11. Antonio J. Nebro, University of Málaga, Spain
  12. Sergio Nesmachnow, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
  13. Ender Ozcan, University of Nottingham, UK
  14. Ángel M. Pérez-Bellido, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain
  15. Frédéric Pinel, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  16. Marielba Rojas, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  17. El-Ghazali Talbi, University of Lille, INRIA, France
  18. Jorge Tavares, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  19. Briseida Sarasola, , University of Málaga, Spain
  20. Alexandru Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  21. Emilia Tantar, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  22. Lai Weng Kin, Mimos, Malaysia
  23. Fatos Xhafa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  24. Albert Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia

PC Members

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