An e-Science Cyberinfrastructure for Solar-Enabled Water Production and Recycling

  • Yuxia Yao
  • Hock Beng Lim
  • Chee Keong Chan
  • Fook Hoong Choo
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


We propose an e-Science cyberinfrastructure to support the scientific processes of a solar-enabled water production and recycling application. It forms the key resource sharing backbone that allows each participating scientific process to expose its sensor, instrument, data, and intellectual resources in a service-oriented manner, accompanied by domain-specific resource knowledge. The cyberinfrastructure integrates sensor grid, service-oriented architecture, and semantic Web in an innovative manner. We discuss the design of the ontology to describe the resources in the project, such as data, services, computational and storage resources. An object-oriented database is designed for flexible and scalable data storage. Data management issues are discussed within the context of the project requirements. Various data services are created to meet the needs of the users. In this manner, the cyberinfrastructure facilitates the resource sharing among the participants of the project. Complex workflows are also supported by the proposed cyberinfrastructure.


Model Predictive Control Virtual Organization Membrane Distillation Ontology Design Sensor Grid 
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This work was supported by Microsoft Research, Intelligent Systems Center of Nanyang Technological University, Research Support Office of Nanyang Technological University, and the Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) under grant number NRF-G-CRP-2007-02.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuxia Yao
    • 1
  • Hock Beng Lim
    • 1
  • Chee Keong Chan
    • 1
  • Fook Hoong Choo
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Systems Center, School of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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