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Collaborative virtual research environment to support integration and steering of multi-site experiments

Tsaneva, Daniela K., Tan, K. T. W., Daley, Michael, Avis, N. J. and Withers, Philip J. 2006. Collaborative virtual research environment to support integration and steering of multi-site experiments. Presented at: 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference on Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, online, 3-14 July, 2006. Published in: Pham, Duc, Eldukhri, Eldaw and Soroka, Anthony J. eds. Intelligent Production Machines and Systems - 2nd I*PROMS Virtual International Conference 3-14 July 2006. Elsevier,

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This paper presents a prototype Virtual Research Environment (VRE) which orchestrates and exposes a set of collaborative tools to support multidisciplinary and geographically distributed teams. Our focus in this study is to support and enable teams of material scientists, academic and industrial engineers, as well as instrument scientists to work together in undertaking, compiling, analysing, interrogating and visualizing multiple experiments on components of high complexity at different sites. The VRE harnessed tools will facilitate interactive steering of 24-hour experiments between post-doctoral and PhD students located on-site with senior researchers at the host institution or even at home. The developed VRE aims to enhance the student learning/training experience and to identify exciting opportunities that arise during the experiment that are currently sometimes missed. The VRE deployment is also expected to reduce the number of experimental errors. It is based on a Collaborative Web Portal providing a number of Web Services for the material scientists. One of these, the “Shared Workspace” is be based on the JSR-168 standard to allow extra portability between our developed web portlets and other web portal framework within the VRE community. The enabled features of Web Services are to be consumed via Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) by any JSR 168 compliant or non JSR 168 compliant, Java or .NET-based Web Portal. In this paper we report our initial developments and findings in the deployment and analysis of the prototype VRE.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080451572
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 03:51

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