Welcome to the proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2008) which was held in Kunming, Yunnan, China, May 25-28, 2008. Gridcomputing presentsa newtrendindistributed computing forcoordin- ing large-scale heterogeneous resource sharing and problem solving in dynamic, multi-institutional virtual organizations. Grid computing not only can be used for distributed supercomputing massive data processing, but can also be a c- mon platform and way for utility and service computing. It covers mainframes orsupercomputersaswellasmorepowerful personal computers and even small and smart devices, ranging from personal digital assistants to unseen chips in our cars, appliances and telephones. Projecting this trend into the future, we envision an explosion of interconnected high-performance computers and smart devices that can make our research and daily lives easier and more productive. Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC) is an annual international conference on the emerging areas of merging grid computing and pervasive computing. GPC provides a high-pro?le, leading-edge forum for researchers and engineers alike to present their latest research in the ?
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG