Scientific research is increasingly carried out by communities of researchers that span disciplines, laboratories, organizations, and national boundaries.
These activities involve geographically distributed and heterogeneous resources such as computational systems, scientific instruments, databases, sensors, software components, networks, and people. Such large-scale and enhanced scientific endeavors, popularly known as e-Science, are carried out via collaborations on a global scale. By enabling an Internet-based utility computing infrastructure, grid computing makes e-Science possible.
The e-Science 2008 conference is designed to bring together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of e-Science applications and enabling IT technologies. The conference serves as a forum to present the results of the latest research and product/tool developments and to highlight related activities from around the world.