“Grid-Based Technologies Applied to Education”



Grid-based technologies enable the sharing, exchange, discovery, and aggregation of resources (processors, storage, scientific devices, information, knowledge, etc.) across geographically distributed sites. Although these technologies were primarily intended to support scientific research, they are increasingly deployed in other domains, such as business, industry, government or education. Grid technology has great potential in education, offering a framework that opens new ways of teaching and learning that have not been possible before.


IEEE Transactions on Education seeks original and unpublished manuscripts for a special issue reporting solid and innovative experiences in the application of Grid technologies to the education environment. This special issue is intended to gather high-quality papers that will provide a major reference source in this emerging and challenging field. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) the following.


·        Grid middleware to support education

·        Use of ad hoc Grids in teaching and learning

·        Distance education using Grids

·        Collaborative educational environments based on Grid technologies

·        Grid portals utilized in an educational environment

·        Grid-based remote laboratories

·        Nation-wide and international educational programs supported by Grid technologies 

·        Grid-based resource sharing (CPU, data, applications, instruments, etc.) for educational purposes


The above topics must describe the application of the topic to the curriculum content in a course or courses in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computational Science and Engineering, or a related discipline.  The course environment can be at any educational level including training programs for skill development.  If Web resources are addressed in the manuscript, the author(s) must ensure that the Web resources remain available to readers for a minimum of ten years since the half-life of journal papers exceeds seven years.


Prospective authors should consult the Transactions’ web site at for information about the scope of Transactions and manuscript preparation. Technical content and pedagogical issues must be balanced in the paper to reach a broad audience. Thus, manuscripts should address issues, such as lessons learned from the application of Grid technologies, impact on teaching and learning, individual and organizational implications, feasibility and effectiveness of the Grid-based approach.   Each manuscript must contain meaningful, statistically-sound assessment data supporting the conclusions presented in the manuscript.


Manuscripts must be submitted electronically to the Transactions’ Manuscript Central web site at no later than 30 September 2005, selecting “Special Issue” as “Manuscript Type” in the corresponding menu.  For further information contact Juan Touriño, Special Issue Editor [].


Special Issue Schedule


Manuscript Submission Deadline:                                      30 September 2005

Notification of Review Evaluation:                                      31 December 2005

Author Revision Due by:                                                      28 February 2006

Notification of Acceptance:                                                  30 June 2006

Accepted Manuscripts Due for Editorial Review:             31 July 2006

Manuscript Packet Information Sent to Author:                 31 August 2006

Manuscript Packet Due from Author to Editor:                  31 October 2006

Tentative Publication Date:                                                  February 2007