iNEER Conference for Engineering

Education and Research



 National Cheng Kung University

Tainan, Taiwan, March 1-5, 2005




Online Laboratory Computing and Infrastructure Technologies

Grid Technologies, Distributed Systems and Web Services for Online Laboratories


The objective of this call for papers is to bring together researchers working on grid technologies and distributed programming paradigms for online laboratories that support the sharing of geographically distant resources over computer networks.


Emerging technological means in the area of computer networking have created a growing demand for using distributed systems for remote measuring, monitoring and control. These systems have great potential for applications in many areas, such as online learning and collaborative work for geographically dispersed teams. Grid based services can, for example, be designed and developed for users to enable them to remotely access and manipulate real devices such as scientific instruments or simulation applications generating large amounts of data, or to control remote moving parts using distributed haptic interfaces. 
As well, the requirements of seamless collaborative visualization systems over the Net add additional constraints on the computing paradigm itself (grid, parallel, distributed or high performance, Real Time, etc.) and on approaches blending these emerging trends with Web services and learning object technologies, so as to make online experiments secure, reliable and easy to manage over networks of different bandwidths varying from 56kbps modem line to lightpaths. The topics to be covered, in regard to grid technologies, distributed systems and Web services are: 1) Scheduling and Management of Online Laboratory Resources; 2) Cluster, Parallel, High Performance Computing, Web Services and Grid Integration Issues; 5) Grid Management Policies; 6) Grid Middleware and Toolkits; 7) Learning Object Metadata and Schemas; 8) Distributed Scientific Instrumentation or Teleoperated System Applications and Related Topics.

Further information is available at the iCEER-2005 Web site:




Aug 20, 2004


Abstract due

Sept 01, 2004


Notice of acceptance/ rejection

Oct 20, 2004


Final paper due

Nov 20, 2004


Notice of final paper acceptance/ rejection

Dec 10, 2004


Participant early registration closed and deadline for authors’ registration to ensure publishing of submitted papers




Session Chair:

Hamadou Saliah-Hassane

Professor, Télé-université

4750 Henri-Julien Avenue, Suite 100

Montreal (Quebec), Canada H2T 3E4

Phone: (514) 840 2747 Ext. 2417

FAX:    (514) 843 2160




Maarouf Saad

Professor, École de Technologie Supérieure

Head of Electrical Engineering Department
1100 Notre-Dame Street West

Montreal, (Quebec), Canada H3C 1K3

Phone: (514) 396-8940

FAX:    (514) 396-8684