:: Session 1: Day 2: Time 09:00 to 10:30
Welcome, Introduction & General Principles

Professor Malcolm Atkinson (Programme Chair)


09:00 Opening and Welcome
Welcome by Malcolm Atkinson: (15 minutes)
   Goals of the ISSGC'06
   Outline of Programme - high-level sequence of topics
   How it will deliver against the goals.
   Outline of Practicals - leading to the integrating practical.
Welcome and local arrangements: (15 minutes)
   Professor Almerico Murli & Dr Diego Romano

09:30 Introduction to Grids
Malcolm Atkinson
What are the motives for Grids & e-Infrastructure:
   Computational & Data drivers
   Facilitating collaboration
   Socio-economic case
   Scope & Definitions
   Distributed Computing Systems
   History of Grids in two slides
   Web services
   Resource providers
   Information providers
Illustrate above with forward links to rest of ISSGC06

10:00 Principles - Introduction
   You rarely have complete knowledge
   Some of your knowledge will be wrong
   Multiple stakeholders with conflicting interests
   Respecting autonomy & heterogeneity
   Composing independently developed, deployed and operated systems
   Fault tolerance, scalability, resilience and availability
   Security, Privacy & Trust

- Overview [ppt | pdf]
- Local Arrangements [ppt ]
- Distributed Systems: Introduction, Context & Challenges [ppt | pdf]


Professor Malcolm Atkinson PhD, FBCS, FRSE

Malcolm Atkinson is the Director of the National e-Science Centre and the e-Science Institute. He is the UK e-Science Envoy and plays a leading role in OMII-UK, and is on the advisory boards of GOSC, NCeSS, Baltic Grid and GEON. He leads training and education in the two EU-funded projects EGEE and ICEAGE project, International Collaboration to Extend and Advance Grid Education. These two projects have organised the ISSGC06. He is a member of the Global Grid Forum Steering Group and Data Area Director for GGF.

He began his career in computing in 1966. He has worked at seven universities: Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, UEA, Cambridge, Rangoon and Lancaster; and for two companies: Sun Microsystems (at SunLabs in California) and O2 (an Object-Oriented DB company in its early years in Versailles). He led the development of the Department of Computing Science in Glasgow and is now Professor of e-Science in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. He has more than 130 publications. He has taken leading roles in national strategic research and infrastructure committees.


Prof Almerico Murli

Almerico Murli is Full Professor of Numerical Computing at University of Naples “Federico II” (ITALY) and past director of the Center for Research on Parallel Computing and Supercomputers (CPS). His area of expertise is Scientific Computing and the development of methods, algorithms and software for solution of scientific applications on high performance architectures including parallel, distributed and grid computing.
He recently joined in SPACI (Southern Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructures), a consortium among University of Calabria, University of Lecce and University of Naples “Federico II”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Technological Research, to pursue excellence in the field of Computational Science and Engineering.
He has been and is currently involved in research projects sponsored by National Research Council of Italy, by EC, and by Ministry of Research.


Dr Diego Romano

Diego Romano received a degree in Mathematics in 2000.
He joined the PQE 2000 project with a scholaship from the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics. He worked for the EGEE project with a contract with the University of Naples Federico II. He is currently working on the FIRB project with a contract with the Italian National Research Council. He collaborate with the University of Naples Federico II for educational training on Operating Systems.
His research interests are on parallel and distributed computing, focussing on topics such as Parallel Computer Graphics, Grids and the interactions of the two.
After his involvement in the organisation of the previous editions of the International Summer School on Grid Computing, he joined the ICEAGE project.