Saturday-Sunday March 24-25, 2007 at The University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois

The Open Science grid (OSG), the TeraGrid together with the National Center for Data Mining (NCDM) and the Laboratory for Advanced Computing at the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago, and the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, present a two-day weekend workshop program in grid computing and its application to scientific data analysis.

Applications are due by March 2nd, act soon if you are interested. It looks like a good, educational weekend delivered by accomplished instructors.

Midwest Grid Workshop 2007 home page

Here is the full announcement:

2007 Midwest Grid Workshop — Call for Participation

Saturday-Sunday March 24-25
The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dear Students and Colleagues,

We wish to bring to your attention an exciting two-day weekend workshop in large-scale and high-performance grid computing.

This intensive workshop introduces the techniques of grid and distributed computing for science and engineering fields, with hands-on training in the use of national grid computing resources. The workshop introduces essential skills that will be needed by researchers in the natural and applied sciences, engineering, and computer science to conduct and support large-scale computation and data analysis in emerging grid and distributed computing environments.

Workshop participants will work with some of the world’s leading experts in grid computing. The workshop will focus on enabling the use of the national cyberinfrastructure — Open Science Grid and TeraGrid — to perform large-scale computations and data-intensive processing in the your field of research. Participants will learn to use grids of thousands of processors and will be able to continue to use these resources for their research after the workshop.

The workshop will cover:

* Overview of distributed computing concepts and tools
* Wide-area high speed optical networking
* Concepts, tools, and techniques of grid computing
* Discovering and using grid resources
* Grid scheduling and distributed data management
* Web service and grid service concepts
* Distributed data mining
* Techniques for workflow and collaboration

The school will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago, near downtown Chicago.

Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, educators and professionals in engineering, computer science, or any scientific, data- or computing-intensive discipline may apply.

Applicants should have at least intermediate programming skills (one to two semesters experience in C/C++, Java, Perl, and/or Python) and hands-on experience with UNIX / Linux in a networked environment.

The deadline for application is March 2, 2006. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 9, 2006.

For more information and an application form, please visit the workshop web-site at or via links at