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A Grid-Enabled Security Framework for Collaborative Virtual Organisations

  • Liviu Joita
  • Omer Rana
  • Pete Burnap
  • Jaspreet Singh Pahwa
  • Alex Gray
  • John Miles
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 149)

Abstract

In the Architecture /Engineering / Construction (AEC) industry, large projects are tackled by consortia of companies and individuals who work collaboratively for the duration of the project. Planning, implementation and running of these AEC industry projects require the formation of secure Virtual Organisations (VOs) to enable collaboration between its members. The consortia are dynamic in nature and formed for the lifetime of the project. The paper emphasises the security issues of VOs in AEC industry. It describes the design and implementation of the Grid enabled security management service, based on Globus Security Infrastructure (GSI) [8] - a Globus toolkit component, of the Product Supplier Catalogue Database (PSCD) application, an ActivePlan Solutions Ltd. (APSL)1 software supporting collaborative work in multiple consortia.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liviu Joita
    • 1
  • Omer Rana
    • 1
  • Pete Burnap
    • 1
  • Jaspreet Singh Pahwa
    • 1
  • Alex Gray
    • 1
  • John Miles
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Cardiff School of EngineeringCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

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