We warmly welcome you to e-Science
2007, the 3rd IEEE International
Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing
sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society’s
Technical Committee for Scalable Computing. This
year event hosted by the Centre for Development
of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) building on the
success of previous two meetings:e-Science 2005
in Melbourne, Australia and e-Science 2006 in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The organisation of
e-Science 2007 in Bangalore has been championed
by Srinivasan Ramakrishnan, Director General of
C-DAC on behalf of the Indian IT and Supercomputing
community. Bangalore with its booming growth in
information technology, telecommunication, and
bioinformatics, housing several premier research
institutions in science and technology is truly
the science hub of the country. Soaked in the
rich tradition of Karnataka, Bengaluru offers
something for everyone-music and dance concerts
(Western and Indian), dramas, exhibitions, carnivals,
conferences and more. It is our pleasure to welcome
you to Bangalore!
e-Science 2007 is an important
conference for the international e-Science community
as it provides a forum for all e-Science and Grid
researchers, developers and users and those who
are just curious to see the project results and
become aware of the progress made in this area.
The conference program comprises
of keynote talks, peer-reviewed research papers,
workshops, an industry track, tutorials, and a
poster and research demo session.
We are extremely fortunate to
have three distinguished Keynote speakers representing
North America, Europe, and Asia: Professor Mark
Ellisman of The National Center for Microscopy
and Imaging Research (NCMIR) at the University
of California San Diego in the USA, Professor
Thomas Fahringer from the Institute of Computer
Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria,
and Professor Xiaoming Li from the School of Electronic
Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University
The selection of top quality
papers from large submissions requires extra effort
and commitment to ensure that a high standard
of refereeing is enforced consistent with truly
international conferences. As a result special
thanks are due to the Steering Committee, the
Program Committee (chaired by Geoffrey Fox and
the large team of program committee members who
handled the refereeing of the submitted papers).
The program committee Chair and Vice Chair (Kenneth
Chiu) have coordinated peer-reviews of all submitted
papers and selected 60 top quality research papers
out of 206 submissions from all over the world
for presentation at the conference.
We would like to extend our appreciation
to our colleagues who have supported and guided
the conference towards success. At the outset,
we would like to thank our honorary chairs N.
Balakrishnan, A.K.Charavarti and S.Ramakrishnan
for their support and encouragement. We thank
Dick van Albada for coordinating the organisation
of 4 satellite workshops. We appreciate the efforts
of the chairs of various workshops and their PC
members for attracting and selecting top quality
papers for presentation at the conference. We
thank Dan Katz for organising and managing the
poster and research demo session along with Prahalad
Rao, Sathish Vadhiyar and Mark Baker for soliciting
and selecting high quality tutorials from international
researchers, Madhusudana Rao for the excellent
management of the conference website, and publicity
coordinators (led by Heinz Stockinger) for helping
us reach a broader community. We thank Thomas
Baldwin and Patrick Kellenberger for their support
in ensuring the publication of the conference
proceedings in record time.
As we all know, the local arrangements
are a key aspect of any event. We thank Bindhu
Madhava and Rao Aiyagiri for serving as organising
chairs and managing all local aspects along with
the organizing committee members. Efforts of K.
Kalyansundaram in managing conference finances
are highly appreciated. Special thanks to S.Sadagopan
for coordinating industrial sponsorship, Radha
Nandhkumar, Cho-Li Wang and V. Sundarajan for
conference publicity, Subrata Chattopodhyay and
Prabu Kumar for conference registration and M.R.Rajagopalan
for organizing the industry track.
Ultimately, however, the success of the conference
will be judged by how well the delegates have
participated, learnt, interacted and established
contacts with other researchers in different fields.
The committees and the sponsors have provided
the funding, the venue and the environment to
allow these objectives to be achieved. It is now
up to all of us to ensure that the conference
is an outstanding success.
Finally, we wish everyone a successful,
stimulating and rewarding meeting and look forward
to seeing you again at future e-Science conferences
including e-Science 2008 in Beijing.
Enjoy your visit to software
city Bangalore and incredible India!
The University of Melbourne, Australia.
C-DAC, Bangalore, India.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,