|:: 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.
:: 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.
Check out the Curriculum to download the slides from the
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
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.
Participants will be accommodated in the Hotel
, 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