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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to introduce you to a forthcoming edited book which
focuses on the "Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and
Applications" and to invite you to submit a chapter proposal or a paper
before January 30, 2010.

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues if any of
them would be interested in this edited book. Let us know if you have
any questions regarding this matter.

Thanks for your consideration.

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2010 (EXTENDED)
Computational and Data Grids: Principles, Designs, and Applications
A book edited by Dr. Nikolaos Preve
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

To be published by IGI Global:

Grid computing is the next generation information technology
infrastructure that promises to transform the way organizations and
individuals compute, communicate and collaborate. Grid computing is an
evolution of distributed computing and it refers to a large-scale
high-performance computing which combines distributed heterogeneous
computing resources and the result is a unique large virtual
supercomputer with a vast amount of shared processing power and data
storage. Considering the enormous amount of these underutilized
computing resources, the necessity of a grid infrastructure is
compulsory. A computational grid provides access to users who want to
utilize the shared processing resources in order to efficiently apply
high throughput applications on distributed machines. The second most
common shared resource used in a grid is data storage and it is known as
data grid. This type of grid provides distributed storage capacity such
as attached memory to the processor, hard disk drives or other types of
permanent storage. Grid computing can assist grid users in order to
utilize to the maximum computing resources by applying tasks and solving
a scientific or technical problem that requires a great number of
computer processing cycles or the need to process large amounts of data.

Objective of the Book
This book aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and will cover
the latest empirical research findings in the area of grid computing.
The goal of this book is to represent theoretical frameworks,
methodologies, implementations, and cutting edge research findings with
a critical perspective bridging the gap between academia and the latest
achievements of the computer industry. It will be written for
professionals, as well as students, who are involved or interested in
the study, use, design, and development of grid computing and want to
improve and empower their understanding of it. Also, this book aims to
help researchers and developers understand the basics of the field, to
highlight the various developments over the years in the field by giving
an in depth analysis of grid networks.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals,
engineers, researchers and students who are interested and working in
the field of grid computing. Moreover, the book will provide insights
and can serve as both literature at an undergraduate level and as an
overview of the area.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Theories, definitions, methodologies, models, applications,
simulations, and architectures relevantto grid computing
2.Implementations of computational grids, data grids, sensor and mobile
3.Grid data storage, grid databases, data management, and data mining
4.Indexing and query optimization over grid databases
5.Grid middleware
6.Web services
7.Security, cryptography, and cryptanalysis
8.Artificial intelligence
10.Scheduling, resource management, and optimization
11.Workflow and fault tolerance
12.Programming in grid computing
13.Cloud computing and grids
14.Grid computing in scientific problems (i.e. astrophysics, chemistry,
economy and finance, electromagnetics, geophysics, meteorology,
numerical analysis, statistics)

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January
30, 2010, a 1-2 page chapter clearly explaining the mission and concerns
of the proposed chapter. We also highly encourage early full chapter
submissions. Please include the title of the book in the subject line of
your e-mail. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2010 about the
status of their proposals and will be sent chapter guidelines. Full
chapters are expected to be submitted by March 31, 2010 or earlier.

All submitted chapters must not have been published elsewhere and will
undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two referees.
Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea
Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly
Idea Group Reference), Medical Information Science Reference,Business
Science Reference, and Engineering Science Reference imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.

Important Dates
January 30, 2010: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 15, 2010: Notification of Acceptance
March 31, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
June 15, 2010: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
September 15, 2010: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Dr. Nikolaos Preve
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens, 15773 Zographou, Greece
Tel.: +30 211 770 8053 - GSM: +30 697 750 4197
E-mail: nikpreb@???

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