MDGS2011

Managing and Delivering Grid Services 2011 (MDGS2011), August 29th, 2011

 

 

- Note - This event was held in the past. A brief summary is available in this PDF on gSLM events. Publication of te roceedings of the workshop will be published shortly. 

MDGS2011 was the first full workshop organised by gSLM. This page contains information on the event.

Workshop Information

The MDGS2011 workshop will be held as part of the Euro-Par 2011 conference, on August 29th 2011 in Bordeaux, France.  Euro-Par is an annual series of international conferences dedicated to the promotion and advancement of all aspects of parallel and distributed computing.

The primary goal of the MDGS2011 workshop is to bring together experts from Grids computing and other e-Infrastructures with experts in IT Service Management in order to present and discuss the state-of-the-art in service management and how to apply these techniques to Grids environments.

In Grids there is often no single central authority with control over service delivery, service levels and management processes. There is no traditional hierarchic service chain with clear distributions of responsibilities. Service commitments and dedication of resources to the Grids may be on a voluntary or relatively informal basis (memoranda of understanding at best), thus no sophisticated formal agreements on service functionality and quality may exist. This makes it all but impossible to adopt IT service management (ITSM) mechanisms “as they are" to academically designed e-Infrastructures like Grids. Well-managed operation of a Grid infrastructure and delivery of the services provided by the Grid is thus vital for meeting the user requirements and making users benefit from them. 

 

Session Contents
Session 1: 9:30-9:45 9:30-9:45

Open remarks from the Workshop chair

  9:45-10:30

Keynote: Kuba Moscicki (CERN)

Title: From top-down to bottom-up: grid services in a complex and dynamic environment

  10:30-11:00

Paper presentation: Bartosz Balis et al. (AGH University of Science and Technology)

Title: On-line Monitoring of Service Level Agreements in the Grid

Coffee break 11:00-11:30
Session 2: 11:00-13:00 11:30-12:15

Keynote: Dr Tiziana Ferrari (EGI)

Title: On the EGI Operational Level Agreement Framework

  12:15-12:35

Paper presentation: Dana Petcu (eIRG)

Title: Challenges of future e-Infrastructure governance

 

  12:40-13:00

Paper presentation: Silvia Knittl et al, (LMU Munich)

Title: Change Management in e-Infrastructures to support Service Level Agreements

Lunch break 13:00 - 14:30
Session 3: 14:30-16:00 14:30-15:15

Keynote: Dr Michael Brenner (LRZ)

Title: TBA

  15:15-16:00

Paper presentation: Gilles Matthieu at al (CNRS)

Title: Resource Allocation for the French National Grid Initiative

Coffee break 16:00 - 16:30
Session 4: 16:30 - 18:00 16:30 - 16:50 Paper presentation: Tomasz Szepieniec, et al. (Cyfronet)
Title: On the Importance of Service Level Management in Grids
  16:50 - 17:10 Paper Presentation: Reginald Cushing, et al. (UvA Amsterdam)
Title: Service Level Management for Executable Papers
  17:10 - 17:30 Paper presentation: Antonella Galizia, et al. (Universita de Genova)
Title: Influences between performance based scheduling and Service Level Agreements
  17:30 - 17:50 Paper presentation: Massimiliano Rak, et al. (SUN Napoli)
Title: User Centric Service Level Management in mOSAIC Application
  17:50 - 18:00 Closing remarks from the workshop chair

Workshop contents

The workshop dfeatured three keynote speeches, one from the Grid and the other from the ITSM community. Kuba Moscicki from CERN spoke about the Grid side while Dr Michael Brenner from LRZ and LMU in Munich discussed ITSM perspectives. The final invited talk was from EGI's Chief Operations Officer, Dr Tiziana Ferrari

Authors were invited to submit position and research papers that demonstrate current research in different areas related to service level agreement and management. The workshop solicitedcontributions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Best Practice in service delivery, SLAs and SLM and their application to Grids and federated e-Infrastructures
  • Challenges in introducing SLM and SLAs to e-Infrastructures
  • Problem statements and progress reports on managed service delivery in Grids
  • Use cases and real life scenarios that require SLM and/or managed service delivery
  • Managing resources provisioning and user expectations via SLAs and SLM
  • SLA-based resource discovery, scheduling and resource reservation
  • Non-technical aspects of managing SLAs
  • Technologies and tools for management and observation of SLAs
  • Automatic SLA enforcement in Grids
  • SLA and SLM based trust management including VOs
  • Multi-party SLAs and SLA chaining
  • Formats and standards for SLA specifications

Submission

*Submission for the workshop is now closed*

Contributors initially submitted an abstract, followed by a full paper not exceeding 10 pages in length. Papers were submitted in the Springer LNCS style.  See http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0

Accepted papers will be published in a Lecture Notes in Computer Science Euro-Par 2011 workshop volume after the conference.  Paper submission must be performed electronically. Please submit papers for MDGS 2011 via the EasyChair system at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=mdgs2011

Important dates

  • Paper submission: July 4th, 2011, 23:59 EST
  • Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2011
  • Workshop Date: August 29th, 2011
  • Final review comments: October 1st, 2011
  • Camera-ready papers due:October 15th, 2011

Organisers

The MDGS2011 workshop was organized by members of the gSLM project. The gSLM project is funded by the European Commission in order to improve interaction between the IT Service Management Community and operators of Grids and other e-Infrastructures.

  • Thomas Schaaf (Ludwig-Maximiians-Universität, Munich)
  • Owen Appleton (Emergence Tech Limited, London)
  • Adam S.Z. Belloum (University of Amsterdam)
  • Joan Serrat-Fernández (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona)
  • Tomasz Szepieniec (AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow)

The event features a Program Committee of experts from the SLM and grid fields:

  • Nazim Agulmine, University of Evry, France
  • Michael Brenner, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
  • Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Alex Galis, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
  • Laurent Lefebre, INRIA, France
  • Edgar Magana, CISCO research labs, USA
  • Patricia Marcu, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
  • Carlos Merida, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
  • Steven Newhouse, European Grid Initiative, Netherlands
  • Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Stefan Wesner, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
  • Philipp Wieder, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
  • Ramin Yahyapour, Technische Universität Dortmund
Nazim Agulmine, University of Evry, France
Michael Brenner, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Alex Galis, University College London, United Kingdom
Dieter Kranzlmüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany
Laurent Lefebre, INRIA, France
Edgar Magana, CISCO research labs, USA
Patricia Marcu, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, Germany
Carlos Merida, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Steven Newhouse, European Grid Initiative, Netherlands
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Stefan Wesner, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany
Philipp Wieder, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Ramin Yahyapour, Technische Universität Dortmund

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