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GOLD infrastructure for virtual organizations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Panos Periorellis, Dr Nick Cook, Dr Hugo Hiden, Dr Adrian Conlin, Michael Hamilton, Dr Jeremy Bryans, Xiaofeng Gong, Fujun Zhu, Robert Smith, Professor Paul WatsonORCiD, Professor Allen Wright


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The paper discusses the GOLD project (Grid-based Information Models to Support the Rapid Innovation of New High Value-Added Chemicals) whose principal aim is to carry out research and development into enabling technologies to support the formation, operation and termination of virtual organizations. The paper discusses the outcome of this research, which is the GOLD Middleware infrastructure. The infrastructure has been implemented in the form of a set of Middleware components, which address issues such as trust, security, contract monitoring and enforcement, information management and coordination. We discuss all these issues in turn and more importantly we demonstrate how current WS standards can be used to implement these issues. In addition, the paper follows a top down approach starting with a brief outline on the architectural elements derived during the requirements engineering phase and demonstrates how these elements were mapped onto actual services that were implemented according to service-oriented architecture principles and related technologies.

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Author(s): Periorellis P, Cook N, Hiden H, Conlin A, Hamilton MD, Wu J, Bryans J, Gong X, Zhu F, Smith R, Watson P, Wright AR

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience

Year: 2008

Volume: 20

Issue: 11

Pages: 1273-1288

ISSN (print): 1532-0626

ISSN (electronic): 1532-0634

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd


DOI: 10.1002/cpe.1352

Notes: Special Issue: UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2006


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