Special Issue Publications

Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

The PRAGMA community organized a peer reviewed special issue (Plale and Chen eds. 2017) which appeared in the April 2017 issue of Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, John Wiley and Sons. The special issue captures recent years’ innovation and activity of PRAGMA, activity that builds on its foundation in grid and cloud computing and networks to advance scientific applications through focused scientific expeditions. The seven papers are introduced in an editor’s letter (Plale and Chen 2017). They include a historical reflection (Arzberger 2017) and six research papers organized into three themes:

  1. research that takes advantage of the unique international computer network of connected local clusters that connect the PRAGMA institutions;
  2. research that is inspired by science expeditions; these are focused activities around scientific challenges that are carried out within PRAGMA,
  3. location-specific solutions that came about because of the long standing and nurturing collaborative community that PRAGMA has built and fostered over a long period.


Note: The articles that appear in this section are not listed again in the other separate sections.

Plale B, Chen, M. Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA): International clouds for data science. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4140

Arzberger P. A reflection on the origins, evolution, and future of PRAGMA. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4136

Smallen S, Williams N, Papadopoulos P. Lightweight scheduling for the PRAGMA cloud testbed. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4132

Ichikawa K. et al. PRAGMA-ENT: An International SDN testbed for cyberinfrastructure in the Pacific Rim. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4138

Nakasan C, Ichikawa K, Iida H, Uthayopas P. A simple multipath openflow controller using topology-based algorithms for multipath TCP. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4134

Subratie KC, Aditya S, Mahesula S, Figueiredo R, Carey CC, Hanson PC. GRAPLEr: A distributed collaborative environment for lake ecosystem modeling that integrates overlay networks, high-throughput computing, and web services.
Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4139

Williams N, Stewart A, Papadopoulos P. Virtualizing Lifemapper software infrastructure for biodiversity expedition. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4137

Lee J-G, Tsai W-F, Lee L-C, Lin C-Y, Lin H-C, Tsuang B-J. In-place query driven big data platform: Applications to post processing of environmental monitoring. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4135

Wong L, Shimojo S, Teranishi Y, Yoshinhisa T, Haga JH. Interactive museum exhibits with embedded systems: A use-case scenario. Concurrency Computat: Pract Exper. Wiley, 29(13), 2017. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.4141