ITcon Vol. 12, pg. 459-477, http://www.itcon.org/2007/30

The InteliGrid platform for virtual organisations interoperability

submitted:August, 2007
revised:October 2007
published:November 2007
editor(s):Björk B-C
authors:Matevž Dolenc, Research Assistant
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia
email: mdolenc@itc.fgg.uni-lj.si

Peter Katranuschkov, Senior Research Assistant
Technical University of Dresden, Germany
email: peter.katranuschkov@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de

Alexander Gehre, Research Assistant
Technical University of Dresden, Germany
email: alexander.gehre@cib.bau.tu-dresden.de

Krzysztof Kurowski
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
email: krzysztof.kurowski@man.poznan.pl

Žiga Turk, Professor
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia
email: zturk@itc.fgg.uni-lj.si
summary:The EU project InteliGrid (2004-2007) combined and extended the state-of-the-art research and technologies in the areas of semantic interoperability, virtual organisations and grid technology to provide diverse engineering industries with a platform prototype with flexible, secure, robust, interoperable, pay-per-demand access to information, communication and processing infrastructure. This paper presents some of the key findings and developments related to the semantic grid architecture for virtual organisations and primarily distributed engineering in construction. After a general introduction to the overall vision of the InteliGrid project, the paper presents key identified user roles in the system as well as top end user requirements. This is followed by a description of the system architecture including conceptual, service frameworks and key developed components that the system offers. The paper concludes with a description of an integrated demonstration from the architecture, engineering and construction sector that has been the basis for requirements and validation of the results.
keywords:virtual organisation, interoperability, engineering collaboration, service oriented architecture, ontologies, semantic grid, InteliGrid.
full text: (PDF file, 2.388 MB)
citation:Dolenc M, Katranuschkov P, Gehre A, Kurowski K and Turk Z (2007). The InteliGrid platform for virtual organisations interoperability, ITcon Vol. 12, pg. 459-477, http://www.itcon.org/2007/30