By Markus Garschhammer, Harald Roelle (auth.), Akhil Sahai, Felix Wu (eds.)
This quantity of the Lecture Notes in desktop technological know-how sequence comprises all of the papersacceptedforpresentationatthe13thIFIP/IEEEInternationalWorkshop on allotted structures: Operations and administration (DSOM 2004), which was once held on the college of California, Davis in the course of November 15–17, 2004. DSOM2004wasthe?fteenthworkshopinaseriesofannualworkshopsandit within the footsteps of hugely profitable past conferences, the latest of which have been held in Heidelberg, Germany (DSOM 2003), Montreal, Canada (DSOM 2002), Nancy, France (DSOM 2001), and Austin, united states (DSOM 2000). The objective of the DSOM workshops is to compile researchers within the components of networks, structures, and companies administration, from either and academia, to debate contemporary advances and foster destiny development during this ?eld. unlike the bigger administration symposia, similar to IM (Integrated administration) and NOMS (Network Operations and administration Symposium), the DSOM wo- outlets are geared up as single-track courses for you to stimulate interplay between contributors. the point of interest of DSOM 2004 was once “Management matters in application Computing. ” more and more there's a development now in the direction of handling huge infrastructures and prone inside of application types the place assets will be bought on call for. any such pattern is being pushed through the will to consolidate infrastructures inside - terprises and throughout corporations utilizing third-party infrastructure companies and networked infrastructures like Grid and PlanetLab. The motive in those init- tives is to create platforms that offer automatic provisioning, con?guration, and lifecycle administration of a large choice of infrastructure assets and s- vices, on demand.