First International Workshop on Robust Scheduling
part of ICPADS'08,
the 14th Int. Conf. on Parallel and Distributed Systems
December 8-10, 2008, Melbourne, Australia


News: Deadline extension: July 15 -- The submission website is now open

Download the Call for Papers
Download the Flyer

Aims and scope

Grid computing platforms and components are subject to a great variability. For instance, CPU speeds and link bandwidths are expected to change over time, as the execution proceeds, and this evolution is likely to take the form of abrupt changes followed by epochs of relative stability. Also, processors and network links may fail and then be repaired during execution.

Mapping applications onto parallel platforms is a challenging problem, that becomes even more difficult when platforms are heterogeneous, and subject to modifications and failures. Accounting for the dynamic nature of platform parameters is a key component for the design of robust scheduling algorithms.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers working in the areas of scheduling, performance evaluation and fault tolerance to share their experiences and latest research results on these hot topics. We welcome submission of original, unpublished papers, as well as work-in-progress contributions, related to these research areas.


Topics of interest for the workshop include but are not limited to:

Paper submission and publication

Prospective authors are invited to submit original, unpublished full papers, as well as work-in-progress contributions. Submitted papers must be in English, unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers will go through a rigorous reviewing process. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three referees. The accepted papers will be published in IEEE Computer Society proceedings, as part of the ICPADS 2008 proceedings.

We invite you to submit a full paper of 6 pages formatted according to the rules of IEEE Computer Society proceedings 8.5" x 11", two-column format. The submission deadline is July 15, 2008. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.

Paper submission can be done through the following website: Please email Anne.Benoit at if you have any question regarding submission.

Important Dates

Program committee

Workshop chair

Anne BENOIT -- Anne.Benoit at
Laboratoire d'Informatique du Parallelisme
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
46 Allée d'Italie
69364 Lyon Cedex 07 - France

  E-Mail: Anne.Benoit at Last modified: Wed May 7 10:22:20 CEST 2008