The 2008 International Conference High Performance Computing & Simulation
(HPCS 2008)
and in conjunction with The 22nd European Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ECMS 2008)

Nicosia, Cyprus
June 3 - 6, 2008


Special Session on Web Services and the Semantic Grid

Submission Deadline: March 14, 2008

Purpose and Topics

The web has become a colossal repository for information and services, thus representing the ideal platform for form computational grids that support resource sharing and coordinated problem solving across heterogeneous and geographically dispersed systems.  In order to realize this grand vision, the computation resources, information, and services available on the web has to be described, i.e., semantically annotated in a machine-understandable format that allows the automated discovery and composition of these components.

This session aims to facilitate the discussion and presentation of research findings concerning the utilisation of semantic technologies to power web and grid services.  We encourage original contributions from the core semantic/grid technologies research and corresponding applications:

Semantic Web/Grid Technologies (not restricted to the below)

Semantic Web/Grid Applications (not restricted to the below)

Paper Submission:

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to web services and semantic grid.  Please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 7 double-column IEEE formatted pages, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 350 words.  Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the HPCS’08 conference for presenting the paper at the session.  Accepted papers will be published by ECMS in the conference proceedings.  Papers should be submitted as attachments to: If accepted, final papers will follow the format that ECMS follows which will be posted on the web site.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the session, please contact the organizer.

Important Dates:

Session Organizer:

Dr. Taha Osman
School of Computing & Informatics
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus, CIB
Nottingham NG11 8NS
Tel: +44 (0)115 848 8370
Fax: +44(0)115 848 8429

Technical Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the session technical program committee members.

If you have any questions about conference paper submission, please contact conference Program Chair: Waleed W. Smari, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-0226, USA, Voice: (937) 229-2795, Fax: (937) 229-4529, Email:  For information about the HPCS conference in general, please contact the General Chairs or consult the conference web site at

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