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3rd International Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Laboratories:
Instrumenting the Grid
 April 9-11, 2008
Lacco Ameno, Island of Ischia, Italy
The possibility to perform measurement tasks and experiments on complex telelaboratory structures is gaining momentum as a relevant aspect in a number of areas, from scientific and technological research, to environmental monitoring, to distance learning and training.

Grid architectures, viewed as tools for the integration of distributed resources, play a significant role, not only as managers of computational resources, but increasingly as aggregators of measurement instrumentation and pervasive large-scale data acquisition platforms. In this context, the functionality of a grid architecture allows managing, maintaining and exploiting heterogeneous instrumentation and acquisition devices in a unified way, by providing standardized interfaces and common work environments to their users. This is achieved through the properties of isolation from the physical network and from the peculiarities of the instrumentation, granted by standard middleware, together with secure and flexible mechanisms to seek, access, and aggregate distributed resources.
The 1st Workshop in this series was held in Sorrento, Italy, in July 2005, within the framework of the International Tyrrhenian Workshop on Digital Communications. It was devoted to the investigation of the main issues related to the sustainable realization of telelaboratories, where real and virtual instrumentation can be shared and used in a collaborative environment. The second workshop was held in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, in April 2006.
The current edition of the Workshop focuses on all aspects related to the effective exploitation of remote instrumentation on the Grid. These include middleware architecture, high-speed networking in support of Grid applications, wireless Grid for acquisition devices and sensor networks, Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning for real-time control, measurement instrumentation and methodology.
The Workshop will be structured in technical sessions, some of which will be organized by leading researchers in the field, and will accommodate both invited and regular papers, selected on an open-call basis. The technical program will also include a poster session, where presentations will refer to short papers reporting prominent - but still in progress - research work.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the International Program Committee.

Contributions are solicited on all advanced research issues concerning the theme of the Workshop, and particularly in (but not limited to) the following topics:
  • Grid architectures with real-time control
  • Grid middleware extensions for remote control of instruments and devices
  • Resource Management
  • Tele-measurement techniques
  • Distributed synchronization and calibration
  • Workflow management for large-scale experiments
  • Virtualisation technology
  • Visualization techniques
  • Distributed data acquisition and sensor networks
  • Management of large data sets
  • Mobile and wireless grids
  • Management of large-scale physics experiments
  • Networking solutions in support of Grid architectures
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Supporting interactive applications in the grid environment
  • Collaborative environments for the Grid
Besides, the following Invited Sessions are being organized:
  • Managing Interactivity in Grid Applications
  • e-VLBI
  • Metrology Issues in Distributed Measurement Systems
  • Remote Instrumentation Services in Grid Enivironment - RISGE
  • Networking for Distributed Application Environments: Macro- and Nano-Scale
Download the brochure in pdf format here Call for Papers


  • Paper submission:                   January 31th, 2008
  • Acceptance notification:          February 28, 2008
  • Camera ready copy due:         March 14, 2008


Manuscripts to be considered as regular papers should be original work limited to 20 double-spaced pages. Work-in-progress papers to be considered for the poster session should be limited to 10 double-spaced pages. Any paper submitted to the Workshop must not have been published in or submitted to other technical conferences/journals.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The preferred format for electronic submission is PDF suitable for Acrobat Reader, or Postscript. All submissions must be done through the Web site (http://www.ingrid.cnit.it) or sent by e-mail to the workshop Program Chairs.

Electronic versions of the papers will be available at the Workshop.

The proceedings will be published in book form after the Workshop (contacts with Springer, which published the previous Workshops’ books, are currently undertaken).


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