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Remote Instrumentation Services on the e-Infrastructure

Applications and Tools

  • Franco Davoli
  • Norbert Meyer
  • Roberto Pugliese
  • Sandro Zappatore
  • 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.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Remote Instrumentation Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. Bylec, S. Mueller, M. Pabiś, M. Wojtysiak, P. Wolniewicz
      Pages 15-31
    3. Roberto Pugliese, Milan Prica, George Kourousias, Andrea Del Linz, Alessio Curri
      Pages 33-39
  3. Support of Grid Functionalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. L. Caviglione, C. Cervellera, R. Marcialis
      Pages 43-59
    3. P. Kacsuk, Z. Farkas, Z. Balaton
      Pages 61-71
    4. Constantinos Kotsokalis, Philipp Wieder
      Pages 73-84
    5. M. Sutter, T. Jejkal, R. Stotzka, V. Hartmann, M. Hardt
      Pages 85-102
    6. Alessio Merlo, Daniele D’Agostino, Vittoria Gianuzzi, Andrea Clematis, Angelo Corana
      Pages 103-111
    7. Antonella Di Stefano, Giovanni Morana
      Pages 113-128
  4. Networking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. D. Adami, C. Callegari, S. Giordano, G. Nencioni, M. Pagano
      Pages 131-147
    3. Nikolas Kasioumis, Constantinos Kotsokalis, Pavlos Kranas, Panayiotis Tsanakas
      Pages 149-162
    4. A. Zafeiropoulos, A. Liakopoulos
      Pages 163-178
    5. Mario Reale, Ugo Monaco
      Pages 179-192
    6. Artur Binczewski, Stanisław Starzak, Maciej Stroiński
      Pages 193-205
  5. Applications in User Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207

About this book


Franco Davoli Norbert Meyer Roberto Pugliese Sandro Zappatore (editors) Title: Remote Instrumentation for eScience and Related Aspects Accessing remote instrumentation worldwide is one of the goals of eScience. But the task of enabling the execution of complex experiments that involve the use of distributed scientific instruments requires a number of different architectural domains. Given the large number of different instruments and their application domains, understanding the common requirements, the user needs, the adaptation and convergence layers, among other things, is not simple, and that is the task of Remote Instrumentation Services (RIS). This text, like its predecessors, addresses the most relevant related aspects of RIS. Remote Instrumentation for eScience and Related Aspects is broken into five main parts. Part I centers on the concepts of Instrument Element and Virtual Control Room. Part II covers different features of Grid resource management on operations that are relevant in the context of RIS. Part III focuses on networking, one of the key supporting technologies that enable the interconnection of data sources and the transport of data. Part IV discusses application environments in various user communities, including eVLBI and its exploitation of high-speed networks, oceanographic applications, and road traffic data acquisition and modeling. And Part V is devoted to two learning environments where Remote Instrumentation plays a role of increasing importance; specifically it describes the main feature and demonstrator scenarios of BW-eLabs in Germany, and it reports on a distributed educational laboratory that is part of the “Wireless Trondheim” initiative in Norway.


Grid Architecture Mobile and Wireless Grids Remote Instrumentation Services Tele-measurement techniques eInfrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • Franco Davoli
    • 1
  • Norbert Meyer
    • 2
  • Roberto Pugliese
    • 3
  • Sandro Zappatore
    • 4
  1. 1.DISTUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Networking CenterPoznan Supercomputing &PoznanPoland
  3. 3.Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.ABasovizza, TriesteItaly
  4. 4.DISTUniversity of GenoaGenovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Remote Instrumentation Services on the e-Infrastructure
  • Book Subtitle Applications and Tools
  • Editors Franco Davoli
    Norbert Meyer
    Roberto Pugliese
    Sandro Zappatore
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-5573-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8204-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-5574-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Communications Engineering, Networks
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