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PSE Session 2007:
Innovative and Collaborative Problem Solving Environment in Distributed Resources

Prof. Shigeo Kawata, Graduate School of Eng., Utsunomiya Univ.

The study of Problem Solving Environments (PSE) is a newly emerging scientific and technological active area in eScience. PSEs provide innovative computational facilities for easy incorporation of novel solution methods to solve a target class of problems in Grid environments, distributed and heterogeneous resources, collaborative environments and so on. Key issues addressed in this Session include PSE for Grid, PSE for collaborations, PSE for heterogeneous distributed system management, PSE for application developments, PSE for scientific computing and PSE for education, as well as PSEs for eScience-related issues. PSEs provide computational facilities to solve target problems in a novel way in the fields presented above. The PSE researches and technology have been intensively explored, and at present the PSEs have started to realize this PSE dream: for example, PSE for Grid deploys middleware or application software on heterogeneous distributed resources across multi sites, and PSEs for application developments may generate, for example, parallel software.

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Workshop on Collaborative Remote Laboratories

Jörg M. Haake, Wolfram H. Schiffmann,
Fern Universität in Hagen, Germany

eScience is characterized by the cooperation of distributed research groups who share data and powerful computing environments. Often immense data sets that were produced by expensive equipment need to be accessed and evaluated by collaborating research groups who are working at distant locations. In order to reduce the amount of experimental data, remote control of the experimental setup should be provided. Thus, remotely controllable laboratories are necessary to conduct measurements on demand and with respect to specific scientific problems. Web-Platforms for mutual exclusive access are required to grant just one experimenter the control of the laboratory's equipment at a particular time while allowing others to follow the experiment. The acquired data must be made accessible to collaborating researchers and simultaneously a communication infrastructure for the joint evaluation of these measurements is needed. The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for the presentation of new ideas to address the above requirements, which are essential to build collaborative remote laboratories.

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eHumanities Workshop

Peter Wittenburg, Sheila Anderson, Peter Doorn, Steven Krauwer, Laurent Romary,
Tamas Varadi

A number of recent events including the e-Humanities workshop 2006 have shown that researchers and curators in the humanities and in the cultural heritage sector not only realize that the computational processing empowered by the Internet is revolutionizing the research and curation methods, but also that new forms of virtual collaborations based on new types of technology platforms and standards are ways to overcome many of the current barriers. Yet the number of researchers and curators who understand the methods and see their potential is comparatively small, i.e. more effort needs to be taken to form a large and globally active eHumanities community of experts that regularly exchanges ideas and results and gather excellent first showcases to convince even more colleagues. Therefore, the eHumanities workshop in Bangalore is seen as an excellent continuation of what has been started.

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http://www.mpi.nl/clarin /eScienceWorkshop-2007.htm

Biologically-inspired Optimisation Methods

Sanaz Mostaghim, Andrew Lewis, Marcus Randall

This workshop invites papers discussing recent advances in the development and application of biologically-inspired optimisation algorithms to the field of computational science. We encourage submission of papers describing new concepts and strategies, and systems and tools providing practical implementations, including hardware and software aspects. Of particular interest are new approaches in multi-objective optimisation and optimisation in dynamic environments. In addition, we are interested in application papers discussing the power and applicability of these novel methods to real-world problems in both well-established areas, such as computational engineering, and emerging fields such as computational biology.

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2nd International Workshop on Scientific Workflows and Business Workflow Standards in e-Science

Adam Belloum

In e-Science environments, Scientific Workflow Management Systems (SWMS) hide the integration details at different layers of middleware such as for managing Grid resources, computing tasks, data and information, and automate the management of experiment routines. Recently development in Grid technology have shown a convergence between business workflow standards such as BPEL4WS and scientific workflows and scientific workflow management systems: design, implementation, applications in all fields of  computational science, interoperability among workflows and the e-Science infrastructure, e.g., knowledge framework, for workflow management. Concerted research is carried out in several projects along the complete e-Science technology chain, ranging from applications to networking, focusing on new methodologies and re-usable components. The workshop focuses on practical aspects of utilising workflow techniques to fill the gap between the e-Science applications on one hand and the middleware (Grid) and the low level infrastructure on the other hand. The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and developers in the field of e-Science to exchange the latest experience and research ideas on scientific workflow management and e-Science. Live demos of workflow  systems and workflow application are welcome.

The 1st International Workshop on Scientific Workflows and Business workflow standards in e-Science was successfully held in the context of IEEE Int'l Conf e- Science and Grid computing in Amsterdam in Dec. 2006. The workshop invited 6 well known researchers representing both academia and industry. The workshop consists of two oral sessions and one panel session. This year we will widen the participation to SWBES workshop by  inviting submission of original work.

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OGF Workshop on eScience Highlights

Geoffrey Fox, Dave de Roure, Dennis Gannon and Thilo Kielmann

This workshop will have 6-8 invited presentations covering highlights of OGF activities over the last year. The talks will cover standards and eScience. Subjects are likely to include the standards work in job execution and the eScience OGF activities in Web 2.0, Campus Grids and GIN (the research group bringing together the major national Grids and software providers to identify and solve key problems in interoperation). Other topics of interest will be selected from OGF20 (May 2007) and OGF21 (October 2007). The meeting will help link the eScience community with OGF and identify new topics for both 2008 OGF events the e-Science 2008 conference. The OGF workshop organizers will look at at other e-Science 2007 and accepted papers/keynotes to ensure proposed workshop is synergistic and not duplicatory with rest of e-Science 2007 program.

International Grid Interoperability and
Interoperation Workshop 2007 (IGIIW 2007)

Organizer: Morris Riedel

The workshop will discuss the interoperability and interoperation aspects of current Grid and Web technologies, production Grids in general, and the interoperability through emerging open standards and well designed interfaces in particular. In the context of this workshop, the difference between interoperability and interoperation is as follows: Interoperation is specifically defined as what needs to be done to get production Grids (e.g. DEISA, EGEE, TeraGrid) to work together as a fast short-term achievement using as much existing technologies as available today. Hence, this is not the perfect solution and different than interoperability that is defined as the native ability of Grids and Grid middleware (UNICORE, gLite, Globus Toolkit) to interact directly via well defined interfaces and common open standards. This will enable cross-Grid use cases and applications from a growing range of domains in industry and science.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of interoperability and interoperation within Grids and distributed environments, to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and latest research results as well as open problems. Enough time for intensive discussions will be provided and outcomes of the workshop will be summarized in the session.

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