:: About the School
The School will be held in Ischia, Italy (near Naples) from Sunday 9th to Friday 21st July 2006.
The School will consist of lectures and discussion with leading authorities in advanced grid technology, applications of e-Science and distributed systems research. These will be complemented by laboratory sessions, tutorials and group work. The School will boost students' capabilities for research and innovation.

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:: Scope
The School will provide an in-depth introduction to Grid technologies that underpin e-Infrastructure and Cyberinfrastructure. It will present a conceptual framework to enhance each student's ability to work in this rapidly advancing field. Reports from world leaders in deploying and exploiting Grids will complement lectures from research leaders shaping future e-Infrastructure. Hands-on laboratory exercises will give participants experience with widely used Grid middleware. Graduates of the School will be familiar with the fundamental components of Grid environments, such as authentication, authorization, resource discovery, and resource access; be able to use Grid environments for basic and advanced job submission, and distributed data management; be conversant with Grid achievements worldwide; be alert to emerging Grid applications; appreciate the potential of e-Infrastructure and be aware of new research opportunities.

:: Target Audience
We invite applications from enthusiastic and ambitious researchers who have recently started (or are about to start) working on Grid projects. Students may come from any country. They may be planning to pioneer or enable new forms of e-Infrastructure, to engage in fundamental distributed systems research or to develop new methods in any discipline that depends on the emerging capabilities of e-Infrastructure.
We expect participants from computer science, computational science and
any application discipline.
The School will assume that students have diverse backgrounds and build on that diversity.

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NEW: International Summer School on Grid Computing 2007.
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Application submission closed.

Number of Selected Students: 64 from 108 applicants.
Grid Computing is an important new approach to distributed computing. Its combination of regular structures and dynamic algorithms will deliver large and sustained data intensive, knowledge intensive and computational resources across heterogeneous contributing sites. It is enabling rapid advances in many disciplines. The School offers a rare opportunity to hear about the latest achievements from Europe, North America and Asia, and to experience a variety of Grid systems.

The School will include lectures on the principles, technologies, experience and exploitation of Grids. Lectures will also review the research horizon and report recent significant successes. Lectures will be given in the mornings. In the afternoons the practical exercises will take place on the equipment installed at the School site in Ischia, Italy (near Naples). A social programme will help the students to form lasting friendships.

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"The most intensive and integrated tutorial summer school I have attended. Keep it going!" "Thanks for the great effort you have put into the school." Previous Summer School Student

The curriculum for the school is being designed by an international Programme Committee of experts:
Professor Malcolm Atkinson (chair) NeSC, University of Edinburgh
Dr David Fergusson(vicechair) NeSC, University of Edinburgh
Professor Roberto Barbera University of Catania and INFN
Dr Chaitan Baru San Diego Supercomputer Center
Dr Lisa Childers Argonne National Laboratory
Dr Oscar Corcho University of Manchester
Dr Sara Collins NeSC
Dr Fabrizio Gagliardi Microsoft Corporation
Professor Carl Kesselman University of Southern California, USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI)
Dr Amy Krause University of Edinburgh
Dr Erwin Laure CERN
Professor Miron Livny University of Wisconsin
Professor Satoshi Matsuoka Global Scientific Information and Computing (GSIC) Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Almerico Murli University of Naples
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Dr Steven Newhouse University of Southampton
Dr Diego Romano University of Naples
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Dr Alain Roy University of Wisconsin

To support the hands-on laboratory sessions, a testbed will be established that will host widely used middleware produced by projects in the USA, Europe and Asia providing an emulated experience of major international Grids. Exercises and team work will encourage students to learn by using this testbed.

:: Admissions
In all previous years the School has been oversubscribed. Selection for the School is therefore competitive based on the information supplied on the application form and by a referee's supporting letter. We expect to accept between 60 and 70 students. We will be looking for students with commitment and enthusiasm for Grid research and development. We will expect competence and experience in some aspects of software development, distributed systems, computational systems, data systems and Grid applications. Most students will establish their credentials from academic qualifications, but some will base this on experience. We also welcome as participants educators who are planning to teach Grid computing. The Summer School will be conducted in English, so fluency in English is important.

The applications should be supported by a reference letter from an academic supervisor, project leader or similarly senior person.

Please see the Target Audience section in the lower-left corner of this web page.


:: Local Organising Committee

Members of the Local Organising Committee

:: Staff
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:: Contacts
For further information and enquiries please email issgc06 AT nesc.ac.uk.


:: Accommodation
Participants will be accommodated in the Jolly Hotel Delle Terme, 100 metres from the beach, with spa and swimming pools.