Held in conjunction with:

20th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing

Campo Grande - Brazil
October 29th - November 1st, 2008



The goal of the Latin American Grid (LAGrid) workshop is to act as a forum for technical presentations of ongoing research, development and relevant activities in the area of Grid Infrastructures, Services and Applications, in the context of and/or in partnership with Latin America. The event focuses on bringing together researchers and professionals actively working in this field, promoting multi-institutional collaborations between groups of diverse competences.

The LAGrid workshop gives particular attention to the Grid deployment initiatives in Latin America and the challenges they face as regards the distribution of and efficient access to scarce compute, storage and communication resources in this continent. Discussions and studies about new application areas and the potential impact of Grid technology in Latin America are also of main interest. Authors are therefore particularly encouraged to submit reports about their experiences in deploying Grid Infrastructures, Services and Applications.


Submisssion: September 16th - 2008
Communication to Authors: September 29th - 2008
Camera Ready: October 14th - 2008


The areas of interest in LAGrid 2008 include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyberinfrastructures in Latin America;
  • Impact of Grid technology in Latin America;
  • Applications for Latin America;
  • Middleware solutions for Latin America;
  • Promoting e-Science collaborations in Latin America;
  • Funding models supporting Latin America cyberinfrastructures;
  • Cost-effective solutions for Latin America;
  • Grid economy models for Latin America;
  • Role of Grids in broadening participation in science and education in Latin America.

Submission Format

Authors should submit papers of no more than 6 pages in a two-column format.
The main text must be in 10-point Times, single-spaced. For further information refer to the author guidelines for IEEE CS 8.5 x 11-inch proceedings manuscripts. Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register to the conference and workshop and present the paper. Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. Submission is electronic only at https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/Paper.cgi?c=717&track=1792.


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Wednesday, October 29th

8:00AM - 9:30AM

Full Papers
Middleware & Security

9:45AM - 10:45AM

Full Papers: Scheduling & Performance

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Full Papers: Evaluation & Management

Thursday, October 30th

8:00AM - 9:30AM

Full Papers
Grid dissemination & Infrastructures
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Moderators: Francisco Brasileiro and Bruno Schulze

  • Grid Infrastructures in Latin America and their Role in Fostering National Grid Initiatives
    Antonio Tadeu A. Gomes
    Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica (LNCC), BR
    Diego Carvalho
    Vinod Rebello

    Universidade Federal Fluminense, BR

Workshop Chairs:
Bruno Schulze - LNCC, BR
Francisco Brasileiro - UFCG, BR

Steering Committee:
Bruno Schulze - LNCC, BR
Geoffrey Fox - University of Indiana, US
Michael Stanton - RNP, BR
Radha Nandkumar - NCSA, US
Thom Dunning - NCSA, US

Program Committee (Preliminary)

Antonio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes - LNCC, BR
Alvaro de la Ossa - CENAT, CR
Armando De Giusti - Universidad Nacional de la Plata, AR
Ascanio Rojas - ULA, VE
Celso Mendes - University of Illinois, US
Claudio Geyer - UFRGS, BR
David Holmes - FCV, CL
Denise G. Ewald - CESUP-UFRGS, BR
Edmundo Madeira - UNICAMP, BR
Elias P. Duarte Jr. - UFPR, BR
Emilio Hernández- Universidad Simón Bolívar, VE
Eugenio Almeida - INPE, BR
Fabiola Greve - UFBA, BR
Fabio Porto - EPFL, CH
Genghis Rios - PUCU, PE
Geoffrey Fox - Indiana University, US
Harold Castro - Universidad de los Andes, CO
Jack Dongarra - University of Tennessee, US

Jairo Panetta - INPE/CPTEC, BR
Javier Diaz - University of La Plata, AR
José Neuman de Souza - UFC, BR
Julio Ibarra, FIU, US
Luis Carlos De Bona - UFPR, BR
Luiz Alberto Nicolaci da Costa - ON, BR
Marcelo Albuquerque - CBPF, BR
Marco Gutierrez - USP, BR
Micah Beck - University of Tennessee, US
Michael Stanton - RNP & UFF, BR
Michel Hurfin - INRIA, FR
Ney Lemke - UNESP, BR
Philippe Navaux - UFRGS, BR
Reagan Moore - SDSC, US
Roberto Barbera - University of Catania, IT
Rossana Andrade - UFC, BR
Sergio Kofuji - USP, BR
Wolfgang Gentzsch - DEISA Project, DE