The first MGC workshop held on June 2003, in conjunction with
Conference, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MGC 2003, saw a variety of efforts in Middleware for Grid
Computing. There were 16 technical presentations and discussions on several
stimulating topics including, Classic Grids, Object Oriented technologies,
Service-based Grids, Open grid Service Architecture, Agent Grid, Interactive
Grid, Grid Economy / Scheduling, and Portlets. Following the workshop,
extended and thoroughly revised versions of the papers were invited to a
Special Issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience Journal
(CPE) published in 2004.
The second workshop in the MGC series brought together researches in the
field of middleware for grid computing, addressing topics that emerged from
2003, and some novel ones such as, Strategies and Protocols for obtaining
Quality of Services, Virtualization, Wireless Grids, Data Grid Middleware,
Semantic Grid Middleware, Dependability and Fault Tolerance in Grid Middleware
and Managing Information. The second workshop received an unprecedented number
of quality submissions. Fifteen full papers and nine posters were chosen for the
workshop proceedings out of the forty eight papers originally submitted. The
presenters highlighted issues and solutions in one or more of the themes identified
for the workshop. Following the second workshop, thoroughly revised selected papers
were invited to a
Special Issue of CPE Journal - Vol. 18(6), 2006. MGC 2004
was held in October, in Toronto, Canada.
The goal of the third edition of the MGC workshop was to bring together researches
in the field of middleware, addressing large-scale and real world problems in grid
environments, including the most interesting and stimulating topics emerged previous
year, and some novel ones as Strategies and Protocols for obtaining Quality of Services,
Virtualization, Wireless Grids, Data Grid Middleware, Semantic Grid Middleware,
Dependability and Fault Tolerance in Grid Middleware and Managing Information. The
third workshop received a good number of high-quality submissions and sixteen papers
were selected for these proceedings out of the thirty-eight originally submitted, and
four have been invited for posters. The presenters highlight issues and solutions in one
or more of the themes identified for the workshop. A set of selected papers had authors
invited to submit an extended version to be considered for another Special Issue of CPE
Journal, and are currently being. MGC 2005 was held in November, in Grenoble, France.
MGC 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 generated
substantial interest in the community and it is anticipated that this interest will continue.
Far from exhausting the topics of interest, they have paved the way for a third edition of
the workshop in the series.
In MGC 2007 workshop researchers from the various GRID middleware communities are encouraged
to submit and present original work to be considered for publication.