Unifying Grid Metadata Representations Through Ontologies

  • Bartosz Kryza
  • Marta Majewska
  • Renata Słota
  • Jacek Kitowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3911)


Grid environments provide now variety of middleware solutions that are supposed to help manage resources available in the Grid environment. In this paper, the need for a more uniform way of defining metadata in the Grid is presented. A proposition for using ontologies as a formalism for unified representation of various kinds of metadata in the Grid is given. Also description of basic requirements that every Grid metadata approach should address and how these requirements can be fulfilled with ontologies is provided. Finally, a brief decription of example of such an approach taken in EU K-Wf Grid Project is described.


Ontology Domain Grid Environment Semantic Description Service Ontology Grid Project 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bartosz Kryza
    • 1
  • Marta Majewska
    • 2
  • Renata Słota
    • 2
  • Jacek Kitowski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Academic Computer Center CYFRONET-AGHCracowPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceAGH, University of Science and TechnologyCracowPoland

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