The Grid conference series is an annual
international meeting that brings together a community of researchers,
developers, practitioners, and users involved with Grid technology. The
objective of the meeting is to serve as both the premier conference
presenting best Grid research and a forum where new concepts can be
introduced and explored.
The previous events in this series were: Grid
2000, Bangalore, India; Grid 2001, Denver; Grid 2002, Baltimore; Grid 2003,
Phoenix; Grid 2004, Pittsburgh; and the sixth event, Grid 2005 in Seattle.
All of these events have been successful in attracting high quality papers
and a wide international participation. Last year's event attracted about
400 registered participants. From the second event through the sixth, we
have been known as the Grid Workshop affiliated with the Supercomputing SC conference series. For this,
our seventh event, we will convene our first meeting as a conference and
this year we will be co-located with the 2006 cluster conference.
The proceedings of the first three workshops
were published by Springer-Verlag, and the proceedings of the three most
recent workshops were published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. We
expect this year's proceedings will join those of the last three years in
the IEEE Computer Society's Digital Library.