Grid architectures with real-time control.- Grid middleware extensions for remote control of instruments and devices.- Resource Management.- Tele-measurement techniques.- Distributed synchronization and calibration.- Workflow management for large-scale experiments.- Virtualisation technology.- Visualization techniques.- Distributed data acquisition and sensor networks.- Management of large data sets.- Mobile and wireless grids.- Management of large-scale physics experiments.- Networking solutions in support of Grid architectures.- Reliability and fault tolerance.- Supporting interactive applications in the grid environment.- Collaborative environments for the Grid.
The book focuses on all aspects related to the effective exploitation of remote instrumentation and to the building of complex virtual laboratories on top of real devices and infrastructures. These include service oriented architecture (SOA) and related middleware, high-speed networking in support of Grid applications, wireless Grids for acquisition devices and sensor networks, Quality Service (QoS) provisioning for real-time control, measurement instrumentation and methodology, as well as metrology issues in distributed systems.
Addresses explicitly the integration of instrumentation in current grid architectures. Includes the metrological aspect touching upon topics like synchronization, calibration, and measurement accuracy. Considers wireless sensor networks as large-scale, pervasive acquisition devices. Highlights the results of ongoing European and international projects, including the new generation of eInfrastructure in Europe.