IEEE eScience meeting, Amsterdam, Dec 4 - Dec 6 2006

Proceedings of the Collaborative Remote Laboratories (CRL) symposia at the Amsterdam IEEE meeting


eScience is characterized by the cooperation of distributed research groups who share data and powerful computing environments. Often immense data sets that were produced by expensive equipment need to be accessed and evaluated by collaborating research groups who are working at distant locations. In order to reduce the amount of experimental data, remote control of the experimental setup should be provided. Thus, remotely controllable laboratories are necessary to conduct measurements on demand and with respect to specific scientific problems. Web-Platforms for mutual exclusive access are required to grant just one experimenter the control of the laboratory's equipment at a particular time while allowing others to follow the experiment. The acquired data must be made accessible to collaborating researchers and simultaneously a communication infrastructure for the joint evaluation of these measurements is needed. The objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for the presentation of new ideas to address the above requirements, which are essential to build collaborative remote laboratories.

Organizing Committee:

  • Jörg M. Haake, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Wolfram H. Schiffmann, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany

Program Committee:

  • Raj Buyya, Melbourne University
  • Ingvar G. Gustavsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Gary Olson, University of Michigan
  • Atul Prakash, University of Michigan
  • Peter Turner, University of Sydney

Program and Presentations

Monday, Dec 4, 2006

Wolfram Schiffman (Workshop Chair)
Fern University, Hagen, Germany
Workshop 28A
2:30 Arianna Poggi:

A Grid-based Architecture for the Composition and the Execution of Remote Interactive Measurements.
DIBE, University of Genoa.

2:50 Pablo Orduña:

Remote Control of Web 2.0-enabled Laboratories from Mobile Devices.
Faculty of Engineering, University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain.

3:10 Marcin Okon:

Virtual Laboratory as a Remote and Interactive Access to the Scientific Instrumentation Embedded in Grid Environment.
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland.

3:30 Peter Turner & Tristan King:

CIMA based Remote Instrument and Data Access: An Extension into the Australian e-Science Environment.
Molecular and Materials Structure Structure Network, University of Sydney & James Cook University, Australia.

4:00 Tea & coffee (30 min)
Workshop 28B
4:30 Jörg Keller:

A Collaborative Virtual Computer Security Lab.
Fern University, Hagen, Germany

4:50 Rick McMullen:

Toward Standards for Integration of Instruments into Grid Computing Environments.
Pervasive Computing Lab, Indiana University USA

5:10 Wolfgang Ziegler:

Managing access to Collaborative Remote Laboratories through Advance Reservation, Virtual Organisations, and Service Level Agreements.
Bioinformatics, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

5:30 J. Seo:

Networked Instrumentation for Nanotechnologies Using WS-Resources and WS-Notification.
University of Manchester, UK

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5:50 T. V. Pham:

Enabling e-Research in Combustion Research Community.
School of computing, University of Leeds, UK

6:10 Close
ARC -- Australian Research Council