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Web 2.0 and Grids Workshop at OGF19

Web 2.0 and Grids Workshop at OGF19

Picture of workshop speakers at dinner

This one day workshop, looking at the impact of Web 2.0 technologies and thinking on Grid and e-Science, was held on Monday January 29 at OGF19 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, which ran from January 29 - February 2, 2007.

The workshop featured a series of invited talks providing an introduction to the philosophy and technologies of Web 2.0 and its role in e-Science, and including an update on Semantic Grid activities - all with an emphasis on social networking and collaboration in the context of Grid and e-Science.

The workshop presentations and papers are available below, linked from the Workshop Schedule.

See the article in Grid Today.

Workshop Outcomes

See also the thoughts for discussion, which looks at grid from the perspective of the Web 2.0 Design Patterns.

  1. Both Web 2.0 and Grid provide solutions for e-Science. Web 2.0 has particular benefits in enabling people to create and collaborate.
  2. Aside from the capability of the technologies, there is a significant factor in the ease of use of Web 2.0 technologies - it enables people to build easily upon existing resources. This leads to greater participation and the benefits which result from that.
  3. We see a role for Grid in providing a robust service behind the Web 2.0 APIs, and the attraction of the API ecosystem for ease of use - recognising that the incentive for use is not the API itself but the content behind it.
  4. Workflows and mashups have a lot in common - a workflow is a kind of mashup. This relationship needs further exploration.
  5. The original Semantic Grid report was written to observe the technology gap between Grid capability and e-Science requirements - if we wrote it now, it would feature Web 2.0.
  6. We plan a white paper on Web 2.0 and Grids, and a workshop at OGF21 in October 2007.

Invited Speakers

Workshop Schedule

The workshop was structured as follows:

9:00 am - 10:30 amThe Social Perspective
11:00am - 12:30 pmmyExperiment
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmWeb 2.0 Developers Tutorial
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmSemantic Grid Position papers
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmWorkshop Summary and Next Steps

2 page version of programme for printing

Monday, January 29 in the Dogwood room

9:00 am - 10:30 am Introduction to workshop David De Roure
The Social Perspective (1/5)
How the science of social networks can inform - and be informed by - the Grid and Web 2.0
[Slides PPT]
Noshir Contractor
Science as a collaborative process - the Scholarly Knowledge Cycle and Blogging the Laboratory (Smartlab 2.5?)
[Slides PPT]
Jeremy Frey
11:00 am - 12:30 pm myExperiment (2/5)
myExperiment - Motivation and Vision
[Slides PPT]
Carole Goble
myExperiment Panel Chair: David De Roure
Panelists: Noshir Contractor, Jeremy Frey, Carole Goble, Pamela Fox
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Web 2.0 Tutorial (3/5)
Web 2.0 Developers Tutorial - Web 2.0 in the real world
[Slides PPT]
Pamela Fox
Web 2.0 case study - how to build your own Google map server and why
[Slides PPT]
Marlon Pierce
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Position papers (4/5)
Leveraging Web 2.0 technologies in a Cyberenvironment for Observatory-centric Environmental Research
[Paper PDF] [Slides PPT]
Yong Liu, Jim Myers, Barbara Minsker, Joe Futrelle
A Grid Resource Ontology
[Abstract HTML] [Slides PPT]
John Brooke, Donal Fellows, Oscar Corcha
Autonomous Semantic Grid: Architecture and Implementation
[Paper PDF] [Slides PDF]
Maruf Pasha, Hafiz Farooq Ahmad, Hiroki Suguri
Questions and discussion David De Roure
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Workshop Summary and Next Steps (5/5)
Informal summary of workshop
[Slides PPT]
David De Roure
[Slides PPT]
Geoffrey Fox
Next Steps, including workshop reportAll

Workshop Organizers

The workshop chair is David De Roure. This event is organised by the Semantic Grid Group (SEM-RG) in OGF in conjunction with the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences RG Group (HASS-RG), both part of the OGF eScience function.

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