e-Science offers a promising vision of how computer and
communication technology can support and enhance the scientific process. It does
this by enabling scientists to generate, analyse, share and discuss their insights,
experiments and results in a more effective manner. The Grid provides the underlying
At this time, there are a number of grid applications being
developed and there is a whole raft of computer technologies that provide fragments of the
However there is currently a major gap between these endeavours and the vision of e-Science
in which there is a high degree of easy-to-use and seamless automation and in which
there are flexible collaborations and computations on a global scale.
The Semantic Gridis a vision of the infrastructure that is
needed to support the full richness of Grids and the e-Science vision, drawing on
research and development in both the Grid and the Semantic Web.
See the Web site for more information, including the original
‘Research Agenda’ by David
De Roure, Nicholas Jennings and Nigel Shadbolt, plus new Semantic Grid papers and
presentations, news and events.
Grid Research Group
This group was approved as part of the GGF Architecture Area in
2002.The goal of the group is to
realise the added value of Semantic Web technologies for Grid users and developers. It
will provide a forum to track Semantic Web community activities and advise the
Grid community on the application of Semantic Web technologies in Grid
applications and infrastructure, to identify case studies and share good practice.
Chair: David De Roure,
University of Southampton, UK Co-Chair: Carole Goble,
University of Manchester, UK Co-Chair: Geoffrey Fox, Indiana
Secretary: Bruce R.
Barkstrom, NASA Langley, US
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For further information about Semantic Grid activities and projects,
or to provide comments or express interest, please contact David De Roure in the Grid and Pervasive
Computing Group, Department of Electronics and Computer Scienceat the University of
Southampton, UK. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Several e-Science projects are developing Semantic Grid
technologies and establishing best practise, with increasing activity in Europe and the US.