Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications

Special Session in SEKE 2009

The 21st International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'09)

Hyatt Harborside at Logan Int'l Airport, Boston, USA



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 has 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 "Sadjadi, Software Engineering of Autonomic Grid Computing Systems and Applications". Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE Computer Society Two-Column Format for Proceedings (include figures and references).


S. Masoud Sadjadi (, Florida International University, USA

Onyeka Ezenwoye (, South Dakota State University, USA

If you have any questions regarding the special track or whether your research fits into the focus of the special track, don't hesitate to contact one of the organizers.