A Collaborative Awareness Specification to Cover Load Balancing Delivery in CSCW Grid Applications

  • Pilar Herrero
  • José Luis Bosque
  • Manuel Salvadores
  • María S. Pérez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4277)


In this paper, we present a new extension and reinterpretation of one of the most successful models of awareness in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), called the Spatial Model of Interaction (SMI), which manage awareness of interaction through a set of key concepts, to manage task delivery in collaborative distributed systems. This model , called AMBLE (Awareness Model for Balancing the Load in Collaborative Grid Environments), also applies some theoretical principles of multi-agents systems to create a collaborative environment that can be able to provide an autonomous, efficient and independent management of resources available in a Grid. This model has been implemented using web services and some experimental results carried out over and real and heterogeneous grid are presented with the end of emphasizing the performance speedup of the system using the AMBLE model.


Load Balance Multiagent System Communication Overhead Grid Environment Virtual Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pilar Herrero
    • 1
  • José Luis Bosque
    • 2
  • Manuel Salvadores
    • 1
    • 3
  • María S. Pérez
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.ESCETUniversidad Rey Juan CarlosSpain
  3. 3.Imbert Management Consulting GroupMadridSpain

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