ALBA Architecture as Proposal for OSS Collaborative Science

ALBA Architecture as Proposal for OSS Collaborative Science

Andrea Bosin (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy), Nicoletta Dessi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) and Maria Grazia Fugini (Italian National Research Council, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-999-1.ch006
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A framework is proposed that would create, use, communicate, and distribute information whose organizational dynamics allow it to perform a distributed cooperative enterprise also in public environments over open source systems. The approach assumes the Web services as the enacting paradigm, possibly over a grid, to formalize interaction as cooperative services on various computational nodes of a network. A framework is thus proposed that defi nes the responsibility of e-nodes in offering services and the set of rules under which each service can be accessed by e-nodes through service invocation. By discussing a case study, this chapter details how specifi c classes of interactions can be mapped into a service-oriented model whose implementation is carried out in a prototypical public environment.

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