Journal of Grid Computing

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 689–707

The DECIDE Science Gateway

Authors

    • Consortium GARR
  • R. Barbera
    • Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Catania
  • A. Calanducci
    • Consorzio COMETA
  • M. Fargetta
    • Consorzio COMETA
  • E. Ingrà
    • Consortium GARR
  • I. Porro
    • Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Genoa
  • G. La Rocca
    • Division of CataniaItalian National Istitute of Nuclear Physics
  • S. Monforte
    • Division of CataniaItalian National Istitute of Nuclear Physics
  • R. Ricceri
    • Division of CataniaItalian National Istitute of Nuclear Physics
  • R. Rotondo
    • Consortium GARR
  • D. Scardaci
    • Division of CataniaItalian National Istitute of Nuclear Physics
  • A. Schenone
    • Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Genoa
Open AccessArticle

DOI: 10.1007/s10723-012-9242-3

Cite this article as:
Ardizzone, V., Barbera, R., Calanducci, A. et al. J Grid Computing (2012) 10: 689. doi:10.1007/s10723-012-9242-3

Abstract

The motivation of this work fits with the general vision to enable e-health for European citizens, irrespective of their social and financial status and their place of residence. Services to be provided include access to a high-quality early diagnostic and prognostic service for the Alzheimer Disease and other forms of dementia, based both on the European Research and Education Networks and the European Grid Infrastructure. The present paper reports on the architecture and services of a Science Gateway developed in the context of the DECIDE project, which aims to support the medical community in its daily duties of patients’ examination and diagnosis. The implementation of the Science Gateway is described with particular focus on the standard technologies adopted to ease the access by non IT-.expert users. The work leverages on an authentication and authorization infrastructure based on Identity Federations and robot certificates and on the adoption of the SAGA standard for middleware-independent Grid interaction. The architecture and the functionalities of the digital repository for medical image storage and analysis are also presented.

Keywords

e-health service Grid computing Science gateway Standard-based development and middleware-independent deploy

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