the emerging areas of grid computing, cloud computing, and pervasive computing.
The 6th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing, GPC
2011, was held in Oulu, Finland, during May 11-13, 2011. This volume contains
the full papers that were presented at the conference. This program was
preceded by one day of workshops, a doctoral colloquium and tutorials. The
workshop and doctoral colloquium papers were published in a separate volume
after the conference.
We received 62 submissions originating from 19 countries. Each submission
was reviewed by at least 3, and on average 3.3, Program Committee members.
Finally, the Program Committee selected 28 full papers for presentation at the
conference and inclusion in this LNCS volume. The selected papers present a
cross-section of research being carried out and the recent trends in the fields of
grid, cloud, and pervasive computing. The wide range of topics illustrates the
variety of challenges that need to be tackled in these fields of research.
The progress in these fields is fast, as shown by the keynote on how applying
computer science tools and technologies - like cloud computing - to breakthrough
science is accelerating scientific progress. The first tutorial provided a view to
the UBI program that is building a functional prototype of an open ubiquitous
city, by deploying new pervasive computing infrastructure such as public displays
and wireless networks at downtown Oulu, and employing the infrastructure to
provide novel prototype services to the citizens. The other two tutorials showed
how volunteer computing platforms can be built with the XtremWeb-CH middleware
and how interoperable multimedia services can be developed using the
CAM4Home open platform.
Two workshops were held in conjunction with the GPC 2011 conference: The
International Workshop on Health and Well-Being Technologies and Services for
Elderly (HWTS 2011) and the International Workshop on Self-Managing Solutions
for Smart Environments (S3E 2011). In addition, PhD students received
valuable feedback for their doctoral studies in the doctoral colloquium from the
colloquium panelists and their peers.