A One-Stop, Fire-and-(Almost)Forget, Dropping-Off and Rendezvous Point

  • R. Menday
  • B. Hagemeier
  • B. Schuller
  • D. Snelling
  • S. van den Berghe
  • C. Cacciari
  • M. Melato
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4375)


In order to foster uptake by scientific and business users we need an easy way to access Grid resources. This is the motivation for the A-WARE project. We build upon a fabric layer of Grid and other resources, by providing a higher-layer service for managing the interaction with these resources - A One-Stop, Fire-and-(almost)Forget, Dropping-off and Rendezvous Point. Work assignments can be formulated using domain specific dialects, allowing users to express themselves in their domain of expertise. Both Web service and REST bindings are provided, as well as allowing the component to be embedded into other presentation technologies (such as portals). In addition common desktop notification mechanisms such as Email, RSS/Atom feeds and instant messaging keep users informed and in control. We propose using the Java Business Integration specification as the framework for building such a higher-level component, delivering unprecedented opportunities for the integration of Grid technologies with the enterprise computing infrastructures commonly found in businesses.


Business Process Management Instant Messaging Grid Infrastructure Grid Technology Work Assignment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Menday
    • 1
  • B. Hagemeier
    • 1
  • B. Schuller
    • 1
  • D. Snelling
    • 2
  • S. van den Berghe
    • 2
  • C. Cacciari
    • 3
  • M. Melato
    • 4
  1. 1.Central Institute for Applied Mathematics, Forschungszentrum Jülich, D-52425 JülichGermany
  2. 2.Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd, Hayes Park Central, Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 8FEUK
  3. 3.CINECA, via Magnanelli 6/3, 40033 Casalecchio di Reno, BolognaItaly
  4. 4.NICE, via Marchesi di Roero 1, 14020 CortanzeItaly

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