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Summer Grid Workshop - Call for Student Participation

What Convention
When 26/06/2006 to
Where South Padre Island, Texas.
Contact Name Ms. Martha Casquette
Contact Phone 956 882 6765
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This 3rd annual event, first held in 2004, is jointly sponsored by the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy (CGWA), a NASA University Research Center at the University of Texas at Brownsville, the International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory, the Grid Physics
Network and the Open Science Grid.

The aim of this intensive school workshop is to provide a basic foundation in distributed computing, and valuable hands-on training in
distributed computing techniques.  The workshop introduces essential skills that will be needed by students in the natural and applied sciences, engineering, and computer science to conduct and support large-scale scientific analysis in the emerging Grid computing environment.

Undergraduate or graduate students in Computer Science, Physics, Math and other sciences may apply.  Applicants should have at least intermediate programming skills (one to two semesters of hands-on experience in C/C++, Java, Perl, and/or Python) and hands-on experience with UNIX or Linux in a networked environment.

Workshop participants will work with some of the world's leading experts in Grid computing, through a blend of lectures, discussions, and hands-on computing exercises on large-scale Grid hardware and software resources.

The curriculum will cover:

* Overview of distributed computing concepts and tools
* Concepts, tools, and techniques of Grid computing
* Discovering and using Grid resources
* Grid work scheduling and distributed data management
* Web-service and Grid-service concepts
* Tracking, managing and sharing data and applications
* Techniques for workflow and collaboration

Full or partial scholarships (including travel, accommodation, and per diem) are available for students, subject to evaluation of their
application. Students from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply.

The school will take place at the University of Texas facility on South Padre Island (off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico) from June 26 to 30, 2006.

The deadline of application is April 23, 2006. Selected candidates will be informed by April 30, 2006.