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Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop 2009

Call for Papers

--- Extended Deadline ---

Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop
October 13, 2009
Banff, Canada

to be held in conjunction with

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2009)
October 13 - 15, 2009
Banff, Canada   


As Grids and service-oriented architectures evolved to a common infrastructure for providing and consuming services in research and commercial environments, mechanisms are needed to agree on the objectives and the quality of such service provision. There is a clear trend to use electronic contracts between service consumers and one or more service providers, in order to achieve the necessary reliability and commitment on both sides. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are the means to model and manage such contracts in a unified way. This workshop will provide a forum to present current research and up-to-date solutions from research and business communities. The workshop considers Grids but also generic models for SLA management. That is, market-economic strategies, negotiation, or monitoring are also of interest.


Topics of interest for the Usage of Service Level Agreement in Grids workshop include but are not limited to:
  • Areas benefiting from SLAs
  • Languages to express SLAs (e.g. SLOs, BLOs, QoS, Guarantees, Penalties)
  • Protocols to conclude and negotiate SLAs
  • Technologies for management and observation of SLAs
  • Static vs. Dynamic SLAs
  • Business models & Grid economy
  • Negotiation and agreement protocols and strategies
  • Validation techniques for SLA parameters
  • Comparison and matchmaking of SLA and policy descriptions
  • Managing user expectations via SLAs
  • Multi-party SLAs and SLA chaining
  • SLA-based resource discovery, co-scheduling and resource reservation
  • Registry Services and repositories for SLA
  • SLA-based trust management including VOs
  • Monitoring, provisioning, enforcement of SLAs


Accepted papers will be published in the CoreGRID Springer Series.


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments on the topics of interest. Submitted papers should be formatted according to the CoreGRID Springer style format (please see /mambo/content/view/360/332 ) and should not exceed 10 pages including figures and references. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format by sending it as an e-mail attachment to . All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.


  • Submissions due: August 9, 2009 (EXTENDED; July 26, 2009)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2009 (August 24, 2009
  • Camera Ready: September 30, 2009
  • Workshop: October 13, 2009


Philipp Wieder, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
Ramin Yahyapour, Dortmund University of Technology, Germany
Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany


Christiana Amza, University of Toronto, Canada
Dominic Battré, TU Berlin, Germany
Frances Brazier, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Asit Dan, IBM, US
Wolfgang Gentzsch, DEISA, Germany
Matthias Hovestadt, TU Berlin, Germany
Liviu Joita, Cardiff University, UK
Bastian Koller, HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany
Ioannis Kotsiopoulos, University of Manchester, UK
Gregor von Laszewski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
Heiko Ludwig, IBM, US
Toshi Nakata, NEC Research, Japan
Julian Padget, Bath University, UK
Shamima Paurobally, University of Westminster, London, UK
Thomas Quillinan, VU University Amsterdam
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, GB
Igor Rosenberg, ATOS Origin, Spain
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
Luigi Telesca, Create-Net, Italy
Daniel Veit, University of Mannheim, Germany
Oliver Wäldrich, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany


For further information send an email to
Information about registration, accommodation and other relevant information regarding the Grid 2009 conference can be found at

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