Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications (AGC’08)

Special Track in SEKE 2008

The Twentieth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'08)

Hotel Sofitel. San Francisco Bay, USA , July 1 – July 3



Computing systems have become increasingly complex with the ever growing communication infrastructure and large scale of operation, resulting in high complexity of their engineering, operation and maintenance. Self-management in computing systems been proposed as one of the promising ways to deal with this complexity and address the associated challenges of building large scale systems. Grid applications and the Grid computing environment are inherently large scale, heterogeneous, and dynamic, requiring significant resource and process management to deal with their complexity. The Grid Community has therefore been promoting efforts to incorporate autonomic and adaptive capabilities to enhance Grid applications and services so that the functions are self-managing, including computational, storage and more recently networking resources. The theme of this special track, Autonomic Grid Computing (AGC) Systems and Applications, is therefore concerned with self-managing parallel and distributed computing on a Grid of computational nodes and storage systems.


This track aims to provide a platform with which emerging ideas and methodologies in the fields of Autonomic Computing and Grid Computing can converge to benefit both areas of investigation. Such a platform will enable autonomic and grid computing scientists, engineers and practitioners to exchange research ideas related to the design, analysis, implementation, and validation of self-managing and self-organizing grid computing infrastructures and applications.


This special track seeks original research papers and experience reports on the integration of all aspects of autonomic computing and grid computing. In particular the focus will be on how self-management capabilities (e.g., self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection) can be integrated into (1) applications that are grid-enabled and (2) platforms that provide grid services. The topics for submissions include, but are not limited to, the following:



Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as the browser, and select the paper type “Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications”. Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


S. Masoud Sadjadi (, Florida International University, USA
Peter Clarke (, Florida International University, USA


José Fortes (, University of Florida, USA
Douglas Schmidt (, Vanderbilt University, USA
Sanjay Ranka (, University of Florida, USA
Manish Parashar (, Rutgers University, USA
Purushotham Bangalore (, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Sebastien Goasguen (, Clemson University, USA
Sascha Konrad (, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Zhinan Zhou (, Samsung, USA
Onyeka Ezenwoye (, South Dakota State University, USA
Farshad Samimi (, GoldSpot Media, Inc., USA