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Workshop on Grid Computing Applications Development

in conjunction with


10th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, Timisoara,
Romania, September 26-29, 2008

Objective and Topics:

GridCAD 2008 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in application development methodologies and technologies for grid architectures.

The papers include, but are not limited to, the following grid application related topics:

- Grid application development methodologies
- Languages, tools and environments for grid application development
- Formal and informal application specification
- Spatial data modeling and processing (GIS, LBS etc.)
- Satellite image and data processing
- Grid application architectures
- Graphical parallel processing
- Meteorological and environment data processing
- Parallel, distributed, and collaborative processing
- Security in grid applications
- Performance evaluation
- Agent based architectures
- Software technologies

Submission and Proceedings:

The papers of up to 8 pages should be formatted according to the IEEE style
(see and must be submitted electronically to

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two or more independent referees of the program committee of GridCAD and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Workshop topics. Papers accepted for presentation will be published in the SYNASC'08 post-proceedings (Conference Publishing Service (CSP)).

Important dates:

Submission of papers (extended): June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2008
Camera ready version: September 1, 2008
Workshop sessions: September 26, 2008
Revised papers for post-proceedings: November 21, 2008

Workshop chairs:

Dorian Gorgan – Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dana Petcu - West University of Timisoara, Romania

Program Committee:

Ioana Banicescu, Mississippi State University, USA
Mitica Craus, Technical University Gh.Asachi, Iasi, Romania
Vladimir Cretu, Politehnnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Valentin Cristea, University "Politehnica" Bucharest, Romania
Andrei Diamandi, National Meteorology Administration, Romania
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Daniel Grosu, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Alexandru Imbroane, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Helen Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Samantha Lavender, University of Plymouth, UK
John Morrison, University College Cork, Ireland
Traian Muntean, University of Marseille, France
Catalin Nae, National Institute for Aerospace Research, Bucharest, Romania
Gabriel Neagu, National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI, Bucharest, Romania
Richard Olejnik, University of Science and Technology, Lille, France
Mihaela Ordean, iQuest Technologies, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Marcin Paprzycki, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Dana Petcu, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Antonio Plaza, University of Extramadura, Caceres, Spain
Marek Tudruj, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland

Organizing Committee:

Horia Ciocarlie, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania
Cornelia Melenti, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Simona Oancea, National Meteorology Administration, Romania
Florin Pop, University "Politehnica" Bucharest, Romania


Dorian Gorgan
Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
C. Daicoviciu St. 15, RO-400020, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tel: +40 264 401478, mobile: +40 723 367181


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