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INGRID 2007 - Instrumenting the Grid
2nd International Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Laboratories - S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, ITALY, April 16-18

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2nd International Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Laboratories: Instrumenting the Grid (INGRID 2007)

April 16-18, 2007
Santa Margherita Ligure - Portofino, Italy

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The possibility to perform measurement tasks and experiments on complex tele-laboratory structures is gaining momentum as a relevant aspect in a number of areas, from scientific and technological research, to environmental monitoring, to distance learning and training.
Grid architectures, viewed as tools for the integration of distributed resources, play a significant role, not only as managers of computational resources, but increasingly as aggregators of measurement instrumentation and pervasive large-scale data acquisition platforms. In this context, the functionality of a grid architecture allows managing, maintaining and exploiting heterogeneous instrumentation and acquisition devices in a unified way, by providing standardized interfaces and common work environments to their users. This is achieved through the properties of isolation from the physical network and from the peculiarities of the instrumentation, granted by standard middleware, together with secure and flexible mechanisms to seek, access and aggregate distributed resources
The 1st Workshop in this series was held in Sorrento, Italy, in July 2005, within the framework of the International Tyrrhenian Workshop on Digital Communications. It was devoted to the investigation of the main issues related to the sustainable realization of tele-laboratories, where real and virtual instrumentation can be shared and used in a collaborative environment. In this streamline, the current edition of the Workshop focuses on all aspects related to the effective exploitation of remote instrumentation on the Grid. These include middleware architecture, high-speed networking in support of Grid applications, wireless Grid for acquisition devices and sensor networks, Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning for real-time control, measurement instrumentation and methodology.
A number of ongoing National and European projects are involved in the organization of this event. In particular, the EU-funded actions GRIDCC ( and RINGRID (, and the National projects CRIMSON ( and VLAB ( The Workshop will be structured in technical sessions, some of which will be organized by leading researchers in the field, and will accommodate both invited and regular papers, selected on an open-call basis. The technical program will also include a poster session, where presentations will refer to short papers reporting prominent - but still in progress - research work. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by three members of the International Program Committee.
Contributions are solicited on all advanced research issues concerning the theme of the Workshop, and particularly in (but not limited to) the following topics:
  • Grid architectures with real-time control
  • Grid middleware extensions for remote control of instruments and devices
  • Resource Management
  • Tele-measurement techniques
  • Distributed synchronization and calibration
  • Workflow management for large-scale experiments
  • Visualization techniques
  • Distributed data acquisition and sensor networks
  • Management of large data sets
  • Mobile and wireless grids
  • Management of large-scale physics experiments
  • Networking solutions in support of Grid architectures
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Supporting interactive applications in the grid environment
  • Collaborative environments for the Grid


Paper Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts to be considered as regular papers should be original work limited to 20 double-spaced pages. Work-in-progress papers to be considered for the poster session should be limited to 10 double-spaced pages. Any paper submitted to the Workshop must not have been published in or submitted to other technical conferences/journals. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The preferred format for electronic submission is PDF suitable for Acrobat Reader, or Postscript. All submissions must be done through the Web site ( or sent by e-mail to the workshop Program Chairs. Electronic versions of the papers will be available at the Workshop. The proceedings will be published in book form after the Workshop by Springer.

General Chairs

Franco Davoli ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ), DIST-University of Genoa and CNIT, Italy.
Sandro Zappatore ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ), DIST-University of Genoa and CNIT, Italy.

Program Co-Chairs

Norbert Meyer ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ), Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Roberto Pugliese ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ), ELETTRA, Trieste, Italy

Important dates

Paper submission: January 15, 2007
Acceptance notification: March 20, 2007
Camera ready copy due: March 29, 2007 

Technical Program Committee Members

Davide Adami, CNIT, Pisa, Italy
Oreste Andrisano, University of Bologna, Italy
Luigino Benetazzo, University of Padova, Italy
Matteo Bertocco, University of Padova, Italy
Giuseppe Bianchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Wojciech Burakowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Eusebi Calle, University of Girona, Spain
Piero Castoldi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
David Colling, Imperial College, London, UK
Luca Caviglione, CNIT, Genoa, Italy
Andrea Conti, University of Ferrara, Italy
Davide Dardari, University of Bologna, Italy
Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Erina Ferro, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
Stefano Giordano, University of Pisa, Italy
Mary Grammatikou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ibrahim Habib, City University of New York, USA
Peter Hobson, Brunel University, London, UK
Admela Jukan, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Tatiana Kalganova, Brunel University, London, UK
Fotis Karayannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Constantinos Kotsokalis, Greek Research & Technology Network-GRNET S.A., Greece
Dieter Kranzlmueller, Joh. Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Domenico Laforenza, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Marcin Lawenda, PSNC, Poland
Francesco Lelli, INFN, Italy
Vasilis Maglaris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy
Gaetano Maron, INFN, Italy
Gianluca Mazzini, University of Ferrara, Italy
Andrew Stephen McGough, Imperial College, London, UK
Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mohammad Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA
Sergio Palazzo, University of Catania, Italy
Giancarlo Parodi, DIBE-University of Genoa, Italy
Marco Parvis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Krzysztof Pawlikowski, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Laura Pearlman, ISI, USA
Emil Petriu, University of Ottawa, Canada
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
George Polyzos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Ramon Puigjaner, University of Balear Islands, Spain
Riccardo Raheli, University of Parma, Italy
Roberto Ranon, University of Udine, Italy
Marina Scapolla, DIBE-University of Genoa, Italy
Maciej Stroinski, PSNC, Poland
Tatsuya Suda, University of California at Irvine, USA
Csaba Szabo, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Francesco Vatalaro, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Giorgio Ventre, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Stefano Vignola, CNIT, Italy
Pere Vila, University of Girona, Spain
William Yeager, Peerouette, Inc., USA
Michele Zorzi, University of Padova, Italy

 Workshop Secretariat

Clotilde Canepa Fertini
IIC - Istituto Internazionale delle Comunicazioni, Genoa, Italy
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Kaji Foscoli
IIC - Istituto Internazionale delle Comunicazioni, Genoa, Italy
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