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 INGRID 2009

4th International Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Laboratories:

Instrumenting the Grid

April 1-3, 2009
Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Additional deadline extension for Extended Abstracts: Feb. 22, 2009

The possibility to perform measurement tasks and experiments on complex telelaboratory 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 telelaboratories, where real and virtual instrumentation can be shared and used in a collaborative environment. The second workshop was held in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, in April 2006, and the third one in Lacco Ameno, Ischia, Italy.

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.

The INGRID2009 PC proposes additional possibilities to be actively engaged in the conference program:

  1.  Extended abstract -  in addition to full paper submission authors can provide an extended abstract (1-4 pages).  The abstracts positively approved give a chance to make a presentation at the conference. A full paper to be provided until April 15th will be reviewed independently with a chance to add the paper to the post-workshop proceedings. Deadline for extended abstract submission: February 22, 2009
  2. Invited sessions - you can organize an invited session at the INGRID2009.  Please provide us with the session description (1-1,5 page) including a draft session program. Deadline for invited sessions: February 22, 2009

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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 at least 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
Virtualisation technology
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




  • Full paper submission deadine: past

  • Extended abstract submission: February 22, 2009

  • Acceptance notification: March 10, 2009

  • Camera ready copy due: March 23, 2009


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 (http://www.ingrid.cnit.it) 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 (contacts with Springer, which published the previous Workshops’ books – see, e.g., http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/book/978-0-387-09662-9 - are currently undertaken).


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