Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission opens at 29 September 2008

Please, use the on-line Registration Form for abstract submission.

Please, first fill in "Personal data form", after submitting the filled form the button for „Abstract submission“ will be available.

You are invited to submit an abstract of between a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words, which will be used by the Programme Committee to select contributions for oral or poster presentation. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is November 13, 2008.

Decisions on the acceptance of contributions for oral or poster presentation will be made before 28 December 2008 at the latest. A future Bulletin will then be issued, giving detailed information on how to submit talks, posters and papers.

All contributions (plenary, parallel oral and posters) will be published in an open access journal so that all papers would be fully citeable.

Note that in the abstract submission form, you can indicate the track in which you wish the contribution to be placed. The list of conference tracks and the scope of topics to be covered are as follows:

Online Computing
CPU farms for high-level triggering; Farm configuration and run control; Describing and managing configuration data and conditions databases; Online software frameworks and tools; Online calibration procedures; Remote access to and control of data acquisition systems and experiment facilities.

Event Processing
Event simulation and reconstruction; Physics analysis; Event visualization and data presentation; Toolkits for simulation and analysis; Event data models; Specialized algorithms for event processing.

Software Components, Tools and Databases
Programming techniques and tools; Software testing; Configuration management; Software build, release and distribution tools; Quality assurance; Documentation; Foundation and utility libraries; Mathematical libraries; Detector geometry models; component models; Object dictionaries; Scripting; Graphics.

Hardware and Computing Fabrics
Basic hardware, multicore and multiple CPUs, benchmarks and real experience; Fabrics virtualization; Fabrics management and administration; Local/site I/O, access to data, MSS systems.

Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies
Grid middleware, both experiment specific and generic; Perspectives in middleware development; Middleware reliability and interoperability; Grid middleware configuration, testing, and management tools; Grid monitoring tools; Networks and their relation to grid systems; Grid and WAN data access and transfer; Grid fabrics, its operation and monitoring; Resource management and accounting; Developers and Grid operators experience and issues from Compute and Data Challenges, and real data run.

Distributed Processing and Analysis
Distributed application experience; Distributed data processing; Distributed analysis; Experience and issues with real production; Solutions for coping with a heterogeneous environment. Virtualization; Mobile computing; Monitoring of user jobs and data; Interactive analysis over wide area network.

Collaborative Tools
Collaborative systems, progress in technologies and applications; Advanced videoconferencing systems; Experience in the usage of video-conferencing tools.

Lukas Fiala, FZU AS CR