Computer Communications and Networks

Guide to e-Science

Next Generation Scientific Research and Discovery

Editors: Yang, Xiaoyu, Wang, Lizhe, Jie, Wei (Eds.)

  • Includes contributions from an international selection of preeminent e-science experts and practitioners
  • Examines how e-science techniques can be used to facilitate “open” research and resource sharing, data-intensive research, collaborative research, and scientific workflows
  • Describes applications of e-science, highlighting systems used in the fields of biometrics, clinical medicine, and ecology
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The way in which scientific research is carried out is undergoing a series of radical changes, worldwide, as a result of the digital revolution. However, this “Science 2.0” requires a comprehensive supporting cyber-infrastructure.

This essential guidebook on e-science presents real-world examples of practices and applications, demonstrating how a range of computational technologies and tools can be employed to build essential infrastructures supporting next-generation scientific research. Each chapter provides introductory material on core concepts and principles, as well as descriptions and discussions of relevant e-science methodologies, architectures, tools, systems, services and frameworks. The guide’s explanations and context present a broad spectrum of different e-science system requirements.

Topics and features:

  • Includes contributions from an international selection of preeminent e-science experts and practitioners
  • Discusses use of mainstream grid computing and peer-to-peer grid technology for “open” research and resource sharing in scientific research
  • Presents varied methods for data management in data-intensive research
  • Investigates issues of e-infrastructure interoperability, security, trust and privacy for collaborative research
  • Examines workflow technology for the automation of scientific processes, and that ensures the research can be reusable, reproducible and repeatable
  • Describes applications of e-science, highlighting systems used in the fields of biometrics, clinical medicine, and ecology

This highly practical text/reference is a “must-have, must-use” resource for both IT professionals and academic researchers. Graduate students will also benefit from the experiences and viewpoints shared by the authors on this important subject, as well as the instructional nature of this guidebook.

Dr. Xiaoyu Yang is a research engineer in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. Dr. Lizhe Wang is a research scientist in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. Dr. Wei Jie is a lecturer in the School of Computing at Thames Valley University, London, UK.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Implementing a Grid/Cloud eScience Infrastructure for Hydrological Sciences

    Chiang, Gen-Tao (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • The German Grid Initiative D-Grid: Current State and Future Perspectives

    Freitag, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Democratizing Resource-Intensive e-Science Through Peer-to-Peer Grid Computing

    Brasileiro, Francisco (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • Peer4Peer: e-Science Community for Network Overlay and Grid Computing Research

    Veiga, Luís (et al.)

    Pages 81-113

  • A Multidisciplinary, Model-Driven, Distributed Science Data System Architecture

    Crichton, Daniel J. (et al.)

    Pages 117-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to e-Science
Book Subtitle
Next Generation Scientific Research and Discovery
Editors
  • Xiaoyu Yang
  • Lizhe Wang
  • Wei Jie
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-85729-439-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-85729-439-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-85729-438-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2658-4
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 540
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