Towards a service-oriented e-infrastructure for multidisciplinary environmental research

Kassahun A, Athanasiadis IN, Rizzoli AE, Krause A, Scholten H, Makowski M, & Beulens AM (2010). Towards a service-oriented e-infrastructure for multidisciplinary environmental research. In: Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software 2010 "Modelling for Environment's Sake", 5-8 July 2010.

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Abstract

Research e-infrastructures are considered to have generic and thematic parts. The generic part provids high-speed networks, grid (large-scale distributed computing) and database systems (digital repositories and data transfer systems) applicable to all research commnities irrespective of discipline. Thematic parts are specific deployments of e-infrastructures to support diverse virtual research communities. The needs of a virtual community of multidisciplinary envronmental researchers are yet to be investigated. We envisage and argue for an e-infrastructure that will enable environmental researchers to develop environmental models and software entirely out of existing components through loose coupling of diverse digital resources based on the service-oriented achitecture. We discuss four specific aspects for consideration for a future e-infrastructure: 1) provision of digital resources (data, models & tools) as web services, 2) dealing with stateless and non-transactional nature of web services using workflow management systems, 3) enabling web servce discovery, composition and orchestration through semantic registries, and 4) creating synergy with existing grid infrastructures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-infrastructure, virtual research communities, multidisciplinary environmental research, service oriented architecture.
Research Programs: Integrated Modeling Environment (IME)
Bibliographic Reference: In:; Proceedings of the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software 2010 "Modelling for Environment's Sake"; 5-8 July 2010, Ottawa, Canada
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:32
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9410

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