Workshop on Grids and Advanced Networks


To be held in conjunction with

IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2004)

 April 19 - 22, 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Call for papers

Workshop Co-Chairs

Program Committee Members

Call for Papers


            The rapid rise of the grid computing concept is leading to the development of a wide range of capabilities for managing distributed applications and services. These applications and services, in addition to the grid infrastructure itself, all rely on network communication. Effectively utilizing high-speed networks, however, is not entirely trivial. Network communication will also encompass far more than simple, point-to-point data transfers. Advanced network capabilities will include quality of service, security, filtering, reliable multicast, high performance transport protocols, monitoring, performance measurements and content-based routing, to name a few. In many cases, new network services will offer applications a control plane whereby it can control network behavior in the data plane. Hence, grid applications and middleware that can be more network-aware, and even topology-aware, will be able to achieve higher performance, and responsiveness while lower network demand. Meanwhile, performance and specific requirements of Grid applications will push the evolution of network protocols.

            For these reasons, the Workshop of Grids and Advanced Networks (GAN'04) will be convened as part of CCGrid 2004 to bring together researchers in both grids and networks to present the latest work integrating these two fields. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to :

You can find here program and slides of last GAN workshop.

Paper Submissions

GAN 2004 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. GAN 2004 also encourages the submission of outstanding "work-in-progress" papers. Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines, see Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. Electronic submission by email is strongly encouraged. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Please email your papers to, which is the preferred method for submission. Put "GAN04 submission" in the subject of the email.

Proceedings All papers selected for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will be published as a part of the CCGrid 2004 Proceedings. It is expected that the proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Dr. Laurent Lefevre and Pascale Primet
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
46, allee d'Italie
69364 Lyon Cedex 07 - France
Tel: +33 4 72 72 82 28
Fax: +33 4 72 72 80 80

Program Committee Members

Important Dates:

Papers submission: 
Notification of Acceptance: 
Camera Ready Papers: 
CCGrid'2004 Symposium:
December 22, 2003 (deadline extended !)
January 16, 2004 If don't have received notification of decision : contact 
February 1, 2004 
April 19-22, 2004


  • "Distributed Virtual Computer(DVC): Simplifying the Development of High Performance Grid Applications", N. Taesombut, A. Chien
  • "Grid Coordination by Using the Grid Coordination Protocol", R. Harakaly, F. Bonnassieux, P. Primet
  • "Performance skeletons to predict application perforamnce on shared networks", S. Sodhi, J. Subhlok
  • "The file mover: an efficient data transfer system for grid applications", C. Anglano, M. Canonico
  • "A multi path routing service for immersive environments", Sherlia Shi, Lili Wang, Kenneth L. Calvert and James Griffioen
  • "Lambda scheduling algorithm for file transfers on high speed optical circuits", H. Lee, M. Veeraraghavan, H. Li and E. Chong
  • "DWDM-RAM: Enabling Grid Services with Dynamic Optical Networks", S. Figueira, S. Naiksatam, H. Cohen, D. Cutrell, P. Daspit, D. Gutierrez, D. B. Hoang, T. Lavian, J. Mambretti, S. Merrill, F. Travostino
  • "Requirements and Design of a Dynamic Grid Networking Layer", G. Clapp, J. Gannett, R. Skoog