The series of annual Asian Computing Science Conferences (ASIAN) was init- ted in 1995 by AIT, INRIA, and UNU/IIST to provide a forum for researchers in computer science from the Asian region and to promote interaction with - searchers from other regions. The ?rst six conferences were held, respectively, in Bangkok, Singapore, Katmandu, Manila, Phuket, and Penang. The proc- dings have been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series of Springer-Verlag. This year, the main themes chosen for ASIAN 2002 were: - Internet Computing and Modeling, - Grid, Peer-to-Peer, and Cluster Computing. The program committee selected 17 papers out of 30 submissions, and these papersshowverywelltherichnessofthis?eldofscienti?cinvestigations.Wehave indeed papers on topics ranging from scienti?c cluster computing to advanced networkingapplicationsforthegeneralpublic,andfromnetworkprotocoldesign and evaluation to the architecture of the Grid. The invited speakers of ASIAN 2002 were Alessandro Bassi (University of Tennessee), Brigitte Plateau (Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble), and Shinji Shimojo (Osaka University). The program committee thanks them for accepting its invitation.The conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam. We are much obliged to the Asian Institute of Technology of Hanoi, and its director Prof. Nguyen Cong Thanh, for coordinating the local arrangements. Many thanks are due to our sponsoring institutions: the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), INRIA (France), and Waseda University (Japan). Finally, I wish to thank warmly the program committee and the additional referees,fortheire?cienthandlingofthepapersunderunusualtimeconstraints.
The Logistical BackboneThe Grid: Challenges and Research Issues.- Personalized Video for Contents Delivery Network.- Distributed Checkpointing on Clusters with Dynamic Striping and Staggering.- Shortcut Replay: A Replay Technique for Debugging Long-Running Parallel Programs.- On the List Colouring Problem.- On Determining the Minimum Length, Tree-Like Resolution Refutation of 2SAT, and Extended 2SAT Formulas.- Data Storage and Stream Caching for Video on Demand Servers.- Analysis of Caching Mechanisms from Sporting EventWeb Sites.- Solving the N-Body Problem with the ALiCE Grid System.- The Experience and Practice of Developing a Brain Functional Analysis System Using ICA on a Grid Environment.- A Scalable Approach to Network Enabled Servers.- A Server Selection Method Based on Communication Delay and Communication Frequency among Users for Networked Virtual Environments.- Towards an Application-Aware Multicast Communication Framework for Computational Grids.- Dynamic Resource Allocation in Core Routers of a Diffserv Network.- Performance Analysis of Flow Loss Probability and Link Utilization in MPLS Networks for Traffic Engineering.- Multiconstraint QoS Routing Using a Path-Vector Protocol.- Design and Implementation of a Web-Based Internet Broadcasting System on QoS Multicast Routers.- Web-Based Middleware for Home Entertainment.- MicroBill: An Efficient Secure System for Subscription Based Services.