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Workshop on Global Computing Models and Technologies


September 27-28, 2008
in conjunction with
  SYNASC 2008
   10th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Timisoara, Romania, September 26-29, 2008

Workshop description

A Global Computing (GC) system is a worldwide distributed programmable infrastructure. GC distinguishes from traditional distributed computing in terms of scalability, connectivity, heterogeneity, and autonomy. In the GC context, important and new issues are given by the ability of dealing with dynamic and unpredictable changes of their network environment (e.g. availability of network connectivity, lack of resources, node failures, network reconfigurations and so on). At the same time, older problems - such as the expresiveness and modularity at the level of programming languages  become more acute, in the sense that the new technologies should reach new standards to allow us to cope with the complexity and diversity that are implied by the emerging model of the GC. GC research focuses on the study of systems compatible with the notion of GC. The most prominent example is that of the Web space. In particular,  the growing complexity of the entire collection of Internet services brings the need for a change in the view of the Web space as just a database. Thus, it appears the opportunity to harness the available computational power. In the emerging GC vision, the Web should become a programmable space.

The aim of GlobalComp 2008 is to bring together researchers interested on foundational aspects and technologies for GC. We invite the submission of original scientific work on the following list of topics which is not  exhaustive:

I.   Models, semantics and logics for distributed and global computing
   - Process algebras, spatio-temporal logics, membrane system, virtual machines
   - Semantic techniques and domain theoretic models
   - Mobility, security, coordination, context awareness, remote control
II.  Languages, types and algorithms for distributed and global computing
   - Interactive programming languages
   - Semantic interpreters, type checkers
   - Proof-carrying code and certifying compilation
III. Paradigms and technologies for global computing
   - Peer-to-peer computing
   - Distributed content storage and delivery services and protocols
   - Computation on networks with highly dynamic topology
   - Multimedia content processing and communication in global computing context

Submission of papers:

We invite submissions in the form of:
        - full research papers (up to 8 pages, IEEE style -
        - short papers (extended abstracts, work in progress), system descriptions and software demonstrations (up to 4 pages).

Both full and short papers must be submitted electronically to:
                               gabriel at  and eneia.todoran at

Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics.


The extended abstracts of the papers accepted for presentation at GlobalComp 2008 will be available to the participants at the conference site. In the last three editions of SYNASC the papers presented at the symposium and the sattelite workshops have been published in post-proceedings edited also by Conference Publishing Service (CSP).

Important dates:

Submission of papers (final deadline): 12 August 2008 (extended from 3 August 2008)
Notification of acceptance: 23 August 2008 (Extended from 20 August 2008)
Camera ready version: 1 September 2008
Revised papers for post-proceedings: 21 November 2008

Workshop Chairs:
Gabriel Ciobanu, A.I.Cuza University, Iasi,  Romania
Eneia Nicolae Todoran, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Program Committee:

Jan Bergstra, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Laszlo Boeszoermenyi, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Florian Mircea Boian, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Theodor Borangiu, IBM Romania
Roberto Bruni, University of Pisa, Italy
Gabriel Ciobanu, A.I.Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
Gian Luigi Ferrari, University of Pisa, Italy
Dan Razvan Ghica, University of Birmingham, UK
Hermann Hellwagner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University, USA
Dumitru Mircea Ivan, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Nectarios Koziris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Paulina Mitrea, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Traian Muntean, University of Marseille, France
Nikolaos Papaspyrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Jan Rutten, CWI and Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gheorghe Stefanescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
Doru Talaba, SIEMENS PSE, Brasov, Romania
Nicolae Tapus, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania
Eneia Nicolae Todoran, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Erik de Vink, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlads
Martin Wirsing, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

Organizing Committee:

Bogdan Aman, University Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iasi, Romania
Delia Alexandrina Mitrea, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Paulina Mitrea, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Septimiu Nechifor, SIEMENS PSE, Brasov, Romania
Adrian Sterca, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Monica Tataram, University of Bucharest, Romania
Eneia Nicolae Todoran, Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Local Workshop organizers:

Cosmin Bonchis - Institute E-Austria, Romania, cbonchis at
Cornel Izbasa - West University of Timisoara, Romania, cornel at


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