Grids today still need investigation in several areas to provide models and tools for developing high-level scalable applications. Grid middleware is an active research area that is bringing several results to Grid developers and users. The goal of this workshop is to provide a bridge between the application community and the developers of middleware services, especially in terms of parallel and distributed computing, with the following major issues:
To gather current state of the art and new approaches in the areas of knowledge and data management, resource management and information systems
To include work-in-progress contributions
To provide a forum for exchanging the ideas between the users’ community and grid middleware developers
To disseminate existing results and provide input to the CoreGRID Network of Excellence
The CoreGRID Workshop on Grid Middleware was held in conjunction with Euro-Par 2006 in Dresden, August 28-29, 2006 and was organized by the three CoreGRID Institutes: the Institute on Knowledge and Data Management, the Institute on Grid Information, Resource and Workflow Monitoring Services and the Institute on Resource Management and Scheduling.