Metadata, Ontologies, and Information Models for Grid PSE Toolkits Based on Web Services

Metadata, Ontologies, and Information Models for Grid PSE Toolkits Based on Web Services

Carmela Comito (ICAR-CNR, Italy), Carlo Mastoroianni (University of Calabria, Italy) and Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Italy)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/jwsr.2006100103
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Abstract

A PSE toolkit is a group of technologies within a software architecture through which multiple PSEs can be built for different application domains. The effective use of a PSE toolkit requires the management of the heterogeneity of the involved resources that can include computers, data, network facilities, sensors, and software tools provided by different organizations. A distributed implementations of a PSE toolkit can be envisioned through the exploitation of features and functionalities offered by a service-oriented Grid framework, so obtaining a Grid PSE toolkit based on Web services. This paper presents a metadata model for Grid PSE toolkits based on Web services and the architecture of an information system that exploits the proposed metadata model. These two components contribute to define a general model of metadata management for supporting the design and implementation of problem solving environments on Grids.

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