Optical Grids 2009

2nd International ICST Workshop on Optical Grids, collocated with GridNets 2009,

Athens, Greece, 7 September 2009


Motivation and rationale for the workshop

The constantly increasing interest devoted to grids, both in terms of developments and applications, proves that distributed computing has now achieved a high degree of maturity to be considered as a new network paradigm. Quality of Service as well as service awareness of both network and non network resources are important aspects for both controlling an managing grids. Service awareness concept is derived from autonomic networks for self-organizing purposes. Service awareness in grids will allow the combination of complex grid services with QoS-enabled connectivity or in other words a seamless internetworking of network and non-network resources. In this direction, service composition, service discovery as well as complete service restoration (apart from simple connectivity restoration) are key aspects when distributed grid services are offered.

Scope of the workshop:

This workshop will solicit contributions discussing the most significant aspects of deployment service awareness in a grid infrastructure. The scope of the papers includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
  • Resource virtualization and grid service abstraction
  • Service oriented grid network architectures
  • Grid service composition
  • Intelligent optical network architectures
  • Grid service discovery mechanism
  • Service restoration and protection
  • GMPLS extensions for new service paradigms
Important Dates:
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: 19 June 2009
  • Final paper submission: 12 July 2009
  • Conference: Athens, Greece, September 9th, 2009



Sponsored by
Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
In Cooperation
(pending approval)
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture
Technical Co-sponsors:
Computer Technology Institute

Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities
Technical Cooperation
Springer