The Semantic Grid: Past, Present and Future

De Roure, David, Jennings, N. R. and Shadbolt, Nigel R (2005) The Semantic Grid: Past, Present and Future. Proceedings of the IEEE, 93, (3), 669-681.


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Grid computing offers significant enhancements to our capabilities for computation, information processing and collaboration, and has exciting ambitions in many fields of endeavour. In this paper we argue that the full richness of the Grid vision, with its application in e-Science, e-Research or e-Business, requires the ‘Semantic Grid’. The Semantic Grid is an extension of the current Grid in which information and services are given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. To this end, we outline the requirements of the Semantic Grid, discuss the state of the art in achieving them, and identify the key research challenges in realising this vision.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Semantic Grid, Grid computing, Semantic Web, distributed computing, knowledge representation, cooperative systems, software agents, pervasive computing
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 259976
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:01
Virtual Organisations for e-Science
Funded by: EPSRC (GR/S62710/01)
1 March 2004 to 31 May 2007
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