Workshop on Scientific Instruments and Sensors on the Grid at CCGrid 2009

Organized at the 9th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid 2008 IEEE/ACM CCGRID 2009. May 18-21, Shanghai, China.


October 9th. Submission and review dates updated.

October 3rd. Text-only CFP added.

September 30th. Initial Call for Papers is online.


Grid middleware's traditional focus is computation and data. However, solving or exploring some problems require the integration of instruments and sensors into a computation Grid so that we can collect the raw observations that are used in our experiments. Examples might include network measurement or capturing data such as seismic measurements. Middleware is required to integrate such instruments with computation and data resources to allow experiments in various fields to be carried out. Integrating a wide range of instruments is challenging because of the sheer diversity of instruments from real-time sensors that continually provide low traffic data streams to devices that are used infrequently and produce large amounts of data. In addition, there are issues to do with the measurement process itself such as calibration and re-calibration, the dynamic composition of instruments together to produce a platform for data gathering or the management of information related to data collection that helps researchers demonstrate the validity of their experiments. As with the two previous International workshops on scientific instruments and sensors on the Grid, this workshop focuses on the above issues where they relate to both concrete and virtual instruments and sensors.

Topics of Interest

The main topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Integration of instruments and sensors into the Grid
  • Interoperability and compatibility of Grid-enabled instrumentation and applications, including standards.
  • Representation and/or control of instruments and sensors using Grid and Web services
  • Remote access to instrumentation and sensors
  • Virtual organization and security issues of instruments and sensors on the Grid
  • Data management, provenance, and curation of Grid-enabled instruments and sensors
  • Real-time instrument and sensor systems
  • Control and safety issues of instruments and sensors
  • Data transport issues
  • Social, administrative, and financial issues of Grid-enabled instruments and sensors
  • Agent-based computing for instrument and sensor networks
  • Autonomic computing as applied to instruments and sensors
  • Management of meta-information about experiments that are used to assure their validity.

Important Dates

Papers submission: 15th December 2008

Notification to authors: 19th January 2009

Camera-Ready Papers: 15th February 2009


Authors are invited to submit original papers not previously published nor submitted in parallel to any other publication for conference, workshop or journal. Authors are invited to submit original papers of 6 pages, note that additional pages may be purchased (in some circumstances) subject to approval of the proceedings chair.. Papers should be double column text and follow the IEEE manuscript guidelines provided by CCGrid2008 web site ( At least one author of each accepted submission must attend the workshop and that all workshop participants must pay the CCGrid 2009 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference fee.

Authors must register and submit their paper through the paper online submission system.

Accepted papers will be published with the CCGRID2009 conference proceedings.

Selection of Papers for the Workshop

All papers will be reviewed by at least three referees chosen from the organizing committee and program committee.

Organizing Committee

I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
cfp.txttxt cfp.txt manage 3 K 10 Oct 2008 - 07:22 Main.ian Text only version of Call for Papers