Collaborative Grid Process Creation Support in an Engineering Domain

  • Thomas Friese
  • Matthew Smith
  • Bernd Freisleben
  • Julian Reichwald
  • Thomas Barth
  • Manfred Grauer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4297)


The software development process for many real-world applications requires many experts from different domains to cooperate. This is especially true for applications which are to be deployed in a distributed and heterogeneous environment such as the service-oriented Grid. In this paper, we present a collaborative synchronized Grid process creation environment for the service-oriented Grid, in which experts from different engineering and IT domains can interactively work on a single application process model, to quickly and efficiently design applications spanning multiple problem domains. An example application from the engineering domain of metal forming is presented and the enabling technologies are discussed.


Grid Service Software Development Process Grid Application Business Process Execution Language Process Editor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Friese
    • 1
  • Matthew Smith
    • 1
  • Bernd Freisleben
    • 1
  • Julian Reichwald
    • 2
  • Thomas Barth
    • 2
  • Manfred Grauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Information Systems Institute, Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

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