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Service Oriented Middleware for the Formation and Operation of Virtual Organisations: The GOLD Project

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Panos Periorellis, Dr Nick Cook, Dr Adrian Conlin, Dr Hugo Hiden, Professor Paul WatsonORCiD



We have currently designed a set of middleware technologies which are being implemented to address issues such as trust, security, contract management and monitoring, information management and others to enable virtual collaboration between companies. In this paper we discuss the generic set middleware mechanisms we have implemented for enabling a virtual organization to operate as well as tools for designing and managing VO’s. We also draw attention to the requirements we gathered for the infrastructure, the majority of which stemmed from our industrial experience and interviews with chemical development companies.

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Author(s): Periorellis P, Cook N, Conlin A, Hiden HG, Watson P, Smith R, Wright A

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2006

Pages: 46

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

Source Publication Date: January 2006

Report Number: 940

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne