Market Oriented Grid and Utility Computing

Introduction Objectives Topics of Interest Important Dates Target Audience Manuscript Submission Editors Contact Details

LATEST: A tentative ToC (Table of Contents) based on accepted chapter proposals can be found here.

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As the Grid matures, a vision of a truly global grid computing infrastructure has started to emerge. In this global grid computational resources are acquired on demand and provided with an agreed quality of service. Participation is open to all, and resources may be used or potentially provided by the general public, institutions or companies. Such a global grid will allow the emergence of new marketplaces for trading application services, computation, bandwidth and storage. The Grid economy encompasses these markets and the means of interacting with them. Ultimately a Grid economy requires a paradigm shift within the Grid community, whereby resources are traded, negotiated, allocated, provisioned, and monitored based on users quality of service requirements. The Grid economy will underpin the evolution of the Grid from a collection of computational islands into a global computational environment capable of delivering different levels of service, risk and cost, depending on the preferences of the user. Such a Grid economy will create value for all participants. Resource providers can generate revenue, allowing long term investment in their resources, and outsourcing of peak loads can be automated. Users can better express their preferences, trade cost against performance, access a larger pool of resources, and negotiate SLAs (Service-Level Agreements) to enhance the observed stability of their applications.


The purpose of this book is to capture the state of the art in Grid economy research and to identify potential research directions and technologies that will facilitate a global commercial Grid system. It will also identify potential research directions and technologies that will drive innovation within this domain.

Topics of Interest

Topics for potential chapters include, but are not limited to:

Important Dates

Full draft chapter submission: 15 January 2008

Review report received: 30 January 2008

Final version submission: 25 February 2008

Target Audience

We expect the book to serve as a valuable reference for larger audience such as systems architects, practitioners, developers, researchers and graduate level students. John Weily & Sons, Inc. will publish the proposed book.

Manuscript Submission

Each accepted chapter should be about 20-25 pages. Please use attached MS Word template ( and Author's Guide OR if have any problem with it, please download the Word style from for preparing your chapter for submission to the publisher. We expect to receive significant, high quality, and innovative contributions that are not yet fully published or that are not currently under review elsewhere. To make the book accessible to larger audience, contributions from the authors can also be based on the concepts learned from previously published works. The book is intended to be used as graduate level courseware. Therefore, each chapter should be written as tutorial type, rather than as a conference paper. Each chapter should include the following mandatory sections (with exact heading) among others of choice of the authors: keywords (at least 5, not more than 10), introduction, background/related work, visionary thoughts for practitioners, future research directions, conclusion, and references. Submission of a chapter for review would imply the readiness of the author(s) to publish the chapter in the book. Early submission is highly appreciated as the editors would like to have progressive dialogue and work with prospective authors to bring out a book of wide appeal. Authors of accepted chapters would be required to sign an agreement of copyright transfer and an originality statement to the publisher, since the editors expect to deliver CRC of the book to the publisher.

Editors Contact Details

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya

Grid Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory

Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering

The University of Melbourne, Australia



Dr. Kris Bubendorfer

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand