Advances in processing, communication and systems/middleware technologies are leading to new paradigms and platforms for computing, ranging from computing Clusters to widely distributed Grids and Clouds.  Cluster computing continues to be a key resource for high-performance computing, and a fundamental element in grid and cloud computing deployments.  Grid computing has effectively addressed many integration, security, and heterogeneity aspects arising from larger-scale virtual organizations.  The cloud computing paradigm promises on-demand scalability, reliability, and cost-effective high-performance.

CCGrid is a series of successful conferences, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) and ACM, with the overarching goal of bringing together international researchers, developers, and users and to provide an international forum to present leading research activities and results on a broad range of topics related to these platforms and paradigms and their applications. The conference features keynotes, technical presentations, posters, workshops, tutorials, as well as the SCALE challenge featuring live demonstrations.

In 2011, CCGrid will return to the U.S.A., where it was last held in 2004.  CCGrid 2011 will have a special focus on four important and immediate issues that are significantly influencing all aspects of Cluster, Cloud and Grid computing: Adaptive Elastic Computing, Green Computing, Virtualization, and GP-GPU Computing.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Paradigms and Technologies: System architectures, Design and deployment; Programming models, language, systems and tools/environments; Virtualization; Middleware technologies; Volunteer Computing; Enterprise, HPC, Hybrid Clouds; GP-GPU Computing

  • Service-Orientation: Service oriented architectures; Utility computing models; *aaS paradigm; Service composition and orchestration;

  • Autonomic Management: Self-* behaviors, models and technologies; Autonomic paradigms and approaches (control-based, bio-inspired, emergent, etc.); Bio-inspired approaches to management; SLA definition and enforcement; Adaptive elastic distributed computing

  • Greening: Environment friendly computing ecosystems; Hardware/software/application energy efficiency; Power and cooling; Thermal/power awareness;

  • Virtualization:  Virtual machine technologies; VM migration and reconfiguration;  Virtual networks;  Virtual machine images and optimization techniques;

  • GP-GPU Computing:  Programming technology for General-Purpose GPU Computing; Heterogeneous CPU/GPU computing;  GPU Grids and Clouds;

  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Performance models; Monitoring and evaluation tools; Analysis of system/application performance; Benchmarks and testbeds; Workload characterization and modeling;

  • Economic Aspects: Utility models and computing economies; Economic-based models and approaches;

  • Security and Trust: Cloud/Grid security and trust; Access control; Data privacy and integrity; Regulation;

  • Applications and Experiences: Applications to real and complex problems in science, engineering, business, and society; User studies; Support for social networks and massively multiplayer online games; Experiences with large-scale deployments of systems or applications.


Authors are invited to submit papers electronically. Submitted manuscripts should be structured as technical papers and may not exceed 10 letter size (8.5 x 11) pages including figures, tables and references using the IEEE format for conference proceedings (print area of 6-1/2 inches (16.51 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.51 cm) high, two-column format with columns 3-1/16 inches (7.85 cm) wide with a 3/8 inch (0.81 cm) space between them, single-spaced 10-point Times fully justified text). Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned without review. Authors should submit the manuscript in PDF format and make sure that the file will print on a printer that uses letter size (8.5 x 11) paper. The official language of the meeting is English. All manuscripts will be reviewed and will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance, quality of presentation, and interest and relevance to the conference attendees.

Submitted papers must represent original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines will be rejected without review and further action may be taken, including (but not limited to) notifications sent to the heads of the institutions of the authors and sponsors of the conference. Submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the conference PC Chair for more information. The proceedings will be published through the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and will be made online through the IEEE Digital Library.


Papers conforming to the above guidelines can be submitted through the CCGrid 2011 paper submission system at:

CCGrid 2011 Flyer (.pdf) (.docx)