Remote Instrumentation for eScience and Related Aspects

  • Franco Davoli
  • Marcin Lawenda
  • Norbert Meyer
  • Roberto Pugliese
  • Jan Węglarz
  • Sandro Zappatore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sensors’ Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberto Borghes, Roberto Pugliese, George Kourousias, Alessio Curri, Milan Prica, Andrea Del Linz
      Pages 3-13
    3. Luca Berruti, Franco Davoli, Stefano Vignola, Sandro Zappatore
      Pages 15-24
    4. Marcos Dias de Assunção, Jean-Patrick Gelas, Laurent Lefèvre, Anne-Cécile Orgerie
      Pages 25-42
    5. Paolo Gamba, Matteo Lanati
      Pages 43-57
    6. Ignacio Coterillo, Maria Campo, Jesús Marco de Lucas, Jose Augusto Monteoliva, Agustín Monteoliva, A. Monná et al.
      Pages 59-73
    7. Marcin Adamski, Gerard Frankowski, Marcin Jerzak, Dominik Stokłosa, Michał Rzepka
      Pages 75-101
  3. Software Platforms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Dominik Stokłosa, Damian Kaliszan, Tomasz Rajtar, Norbert Meyer, Filip Koczorowski, Marcin Procyk et al.
      Pages 117-127
    3. Alberto Grosso, Davide Anghinolfi, Antonio Boccalatte, Christian Vecchiola
      Pages 129-143
    4. Luca Caviglione, Mauro Coccoli, Elisabetta Punta
      Pages 145-157
  4. Grid Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Alessio Merlo, Angelo Corana, Vittoria Gianuzzi, Andrea Clematis
      Pages 161-175
    3. Davide Adami, Christian Callegari, Stefano Giordano, Michele Pagano
      Pages 177-193
    4. Antonio Monari, Anthony Scemama, Michel Caffarel
      Pages 195-207
    5. Barbara Strug, Iwona Ryszka, Ewa Grabska, Grażyna Ślusarczyk
      Pages 209-226
    6. Torsten Hopp, Marcus Hardt, Nicole Ruiter, Michael Zapf, Gonçalo Borges, Isabel Campos et al.
      Pages 227-237
    7. M. Sutter, V. Hartmann, M. Götter, J. van Wezel, A. Trunov, T. Jejkal et al.
      Pages 239-256
    8. Dariusz Król, Renata Słota, Bartosz Kryza, Darin Nikolow, Włodzimierz Funika, Jacek Kitowski
      Pages 257-266
    9. Massimo Brescia, Stefano Cavuoti, Raffaele D’Abrusco, Omar Laurino, Giuseppe Longo
      Pages 267-284
    10. Davide Adami, Alexey Chepstov, Franco Davoli, Matteo Lanati, Ioannis Liabotis, Stefano Vignola et al.
      Pages 285-303
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 305-309

About these proceedings


Making scientific instruments a manageable resource over distributed computing infrastructures such as the grid has been a key focal point of e-science research in recent years. It is now known by the generic term ‘remote instrumentation’, and is the subject of this useful volume that covers a range of perspectives on the topic reflected by the contributions to the 2010 workshop on remote instrumentation held in Poznań, Poland. E-science itself is a complex set of disciplines requiring computationally intensive distributed operations, high-speed networking, and collaborative working tools. As such, it is most often (and correctly) associated with grid- and cloud-computing infrastructures and middleware.

The contributions to this publication consider broader aspects of the theme of remote instrumentation applied to e-science, as well as exploring related technologies that enable the implementation of truly distributed and coordinated laboratories. Among the topics discussed are remote instrumentation and sensors' infrastructure, virtual laboratories and observatories, architectural middleware elements, advanced grid and cloud computing, virtual machines, and software platforms. As the potential fruits of distributed e-science enquiry expand, this book enables researchers in the sector to keep abreast of very latest developments.


cloud computing e-Infrastructure e-Science grid infrastructure network performance monitoring remote instrumentation sensors' infrastructure virtual computational grid virtual laboratory virtual machines

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Davoli
    • 1
  • Marcin Lawenda
    • 2
  • Norbert Meyer
    • 3
  • Roberto Pugliese
    • 4
  • Jan Węglarz
    • 5
  • Sandro Zappatore
    • 6
  1. 1.DIST-University of GenoaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.CenterPoznań Supercomputing and NetworkingPoznańPoland
  3. 3.CenterPoznań Supercomputing and NetworkingPoznańPoland
  4. 4., Information Technology DepartmentSincrotrone Trieste S.c.p.A.BasovizzaItaly
  5. 5.CenterPoznań Supercomputing and NetworkingPoznańPoland
  6. 6.DISTUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly

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