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Research Agenda for the Semantic Grid: A Future e-Science Infrastructure

De Roure, D., Jennings, N. R. and Shadbolt, N. R. (2001) Research Agenda for the Semantic Grid: A Future e-Science Infrastructure s.n.

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e-Science offers a promising vision of how computer and communication technology can support and enhance the scientific process. It does this by enabling scientists to generate, analyse, share and discuss their insights, experiments and results in a more effective manner. The underlying computer infrastructure that provides these facilities is commonly referred to as the Grid. At this time, there are a number of grid applications being developed and there is a whole raft of computer technologies that provide fragments of the necessary functionality. However there is currently a major gap between these endeavours and the vision of e-Science in which there is a high degree of easy-to-use and seamless automation and in which there are flexible collaborations and computations on a global scale. To bridge this practice–aspiration divide, this report presents a research agenda whose aim is to move from the current state of the art in e-Science infrastructure, to the future infrastructure that is needed to support the full richness of the e-Science vision. Here the future e-Science research infrastructure is termed the Semantic Grid (Semantic Grid to Grid is meant to connote a similar relationship to the one that exists between the Semantic Web and the Web).

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Published date: December 2001
Additional Information: Address: University of Edinburgh, UK
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Agents, Interactions & Complexity


Local EPrints ID: 256350
PURE UUID: 341500ce-3c90-4400-ac1c-89012f80eeaf
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Date deposited: 01 Nov 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:47

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