Third Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop (in conjunction with IEEE Grid 2010)

Third Service Level Agreements in Grids Workshop
October 26, 2010, 15:00 to 18:30
Brussels, Belgium
Workshop web site (here)

to be held in conjunction with

The 10th IEEE International Conference on Grid Computing (Grid 2010)
October 25 - 29, 2010
Brussels, Belgium
Conference Web site

Accepted Papers

The following papers have been accepted for publication:

  • Towards negotiable SLA-based QoS Support for Biomedical Data Services (G. Engelbrecht, J. Bisbal, S. Benkner, and A. F. Frangi) - Presentation by Gerhard Engelbrecht
  • SLA*: An Abstract Syntax for Service Level Agreements (K. Kearney, F. Torelli, and C. Kotsokalis) - Presentation by Keven Kearney
  • Trading Service Level Agreements within a Peer-to-Peer Market (I. Petri, G. C. Silaghi, and O. F. RanaI) - Presentation by Omer Rana
  • SLA Compliance Monitoring Through Semantic Processing (L. Coppolino, L. Romano, and V. Vianello) - Presentation by Luigi Coppolino
  • A Proposal for WS-Agreement Negotiation (D. Battré, F. Brazier, K. Clark, M. Oey,
    Ph. Wieder, O. Waldrich, W. Ziegler and A. Papaspyrou) - Presentation by Oliver Wäldrich
  • Integrating WS-Agreement with a Framework for Service-Oriented Infrastructures (P. Chronz and Ph. Wieder) - Presentation by Philipp Wieder

Call for Papers

As the Grid evolves to become an 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. This could be facilitated by means of electronic contracts between service consumers and one or more service provider(s), in order to achieve the necessary reliability and commitment on both sides. Such contracts help to establish a well-defined relationship between a service provider and a client in the context of a particular service provision. This is especially important if the services or resources to be used come from different administrative domains, or if commercial service provision needs to be supported. Over the last years we have seen Service Level Agreements (SLA) increasingly been used to establishing these kinds of guarantees and relationships. This workshop will provide a forum to present current research and up-to-date solutions from research and business communities.


Topics of interest for the 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
  • 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
  • Non-technical aspects of SLA-based systems like laws or trust
  • SLAs for bursting into the Cloud


The accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the IEEE Grid2010 conference.


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 IEEE style (the LaTeX templates can be found here) 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 sla-workshop2010 [at] scai [dot] fraunhofer [dot] de. All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.


Submissions due: July 14, 2010 (EXTENDED)
Notification of acceptance: August 02, 2010
Camera Ready: August 13, 2010
Workshop: October 26, 2010 (tentative, but definitely within the week 25.-29.)


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


Dominic Battré, TU Berlin, Germany
Asit Dan, IBM, US
Oliver Wäldrich, Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, Germany
Rizos Sakellariou, University of Manchester, UK
Igor Rosenberg, ATOS Origin, Spain
Toshi Nakata, NEC Research, Japan
Julian Padget, University of Bath, UK
Frances Brazier, TU Delft, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Shamima Paurobally, University of Liverpool, UK
Heiko Ludwig, IBM, US
Liviu Joita, Cardiff University, UK
Daniel Veit, University of Mannheim, Germany
Bastian Koller, HLRS, Stuttgart, Germany
Luigi Telesca, Create-Net, Italy
Matthias Hovestadt, TU Berlin, Germany
Gregor von Laszewski, Indiana University, US
Kassidy Clark, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Omer F. Rana, Cardiff University, UK


For further information send an email to sla-workshop2010 [at] scai [dot] fraunhofer [dot] de
Information about registration, accommodation and other relevant information regarding the Grid 2010 conference can be found at the Grid 2010 conference web site.


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