:: About the School
The School will be held in Vico Equense, Italy (near Naples) from Sunday 13 July to Friday 25 July 2003.
The school will consist of lectures by experts in various aspects of grid middleware and grid applications and laboratory sessions in which the students will carry out practical exercises.

NEW: Curriculum  [ pdf ]

:: Target Audience
The target audience consists of young researchers (from technical industries, research laboratories, and academic environments) who have recently started (or are about to start) working on grid research projects - of which there are many funded by the EU, the US and countries in Asia Pacific.
Prospective students from both "computer science" and "application" backgrounds will be encouraged to apply; the school will be designed assuming students have diverse preparation.

:: Program and Organizing Committee
The curriculum for the school is being designed by an international program committee of experts, chaired by Paul Messina of Argonne National Laboratory and CERN and chair of the GFAC.

Members of the Program Committee

Members of the Organizing Committee

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UPDATE: Check out the Curriculum to download the slides from the attended lectures.

Grid computing has emerged as an important new field, distinguished from conventional distributed computing by its focus on large-scale resource sharing and innovative applications but there are few opportunities to learn the basics of grid computing hands-on.

The curriculum of the school will include lectures on the main topics of Grid development and technology, as well as emerging key grid applications. The lectures will be given in the mornings. In the afternoons the practical exercises will take place on the equipment installed in the school site in Vico Equense, Italy (near Naples), which will be the same hotel that successfully hosted the 2002 CERN School of Computing.

The school will provide an in-depth introduction to Grid technologies and applications. The hands-on laboratory exercises will give participants practical experience with widely used Grid middleware software for basic Grid activities. By the end of the school, students will be familiar with the fundamental components of Grid environments, such as authentication, authorization, resource access, and resource discovery; able to use grid environments for basic and advanced job submission; and conversant in Grid efforts worldwide and key emerging Grid applications.

There will also be several evening speakers from industry, academia, and research laboratories who will present overviews of grid activities and efforts in various countries and commercial companies. For example, one of the evening lectures will describe the Global Grid Forum.

To support the hands-on laboratory sessions, a testbed will be established that will host widely used middleware produced by projects in the US, the EU, and in Asia Pacific (AP). The testbed will be connected to major international science grids and thus provide a rich environment for hands-on learning and experimentation.

:: Selection, Cancellation and Replacement
The Selection of the students has been finalized and students have been informed of the outcome. To view a list of the accepted students, please click here.
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:: Sponsors
The school is being sponsored by the Global Grid Forum and funding support has been pledged by the UK e-Science Program, IBM, HP, SUN, Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR), and Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials (IMCB).

White paper from HP about HP's Grid strategy [pdf]

:: Registration
Registration will take place at the Hotel Oriente. Students should reach Vico Equense for registration during the afternoon or early evening of Sunday, 13 July.

:: Contacts
For any info send an email to grid-school@ggf.org.

Enquiries and Correspondence

:: Accomodation
Participants will be accommodated in the Hotel Oriente, 100 metres from the beach, overlooking the sea. Please don't contact the Hotel directly, since a special package fee has been negotiated for the School. Any queries about Accomodation should be submitted to the Organizing Committee.
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