From the Back Cover
As scientific research increasingly requires the efforts of globally diverse, multidisciplinary teams from different laboratories and organizations, there surfaces a need to facilitate this kind of collaborative work. These large-scale scientific initiatives, where information technology plays an important role, are termed e-Science; e-Science activities employ geographically distributed resources like high performance computing facilities, scientific instruments, databases, and high performance networks.
Future Application and Middleware Technology on e-Science presents selected papers from the 2008 Korea e-Science All-Hands-Meeting (AHM 2008). Hosted by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), the Korea e-Science AHM was designed to bring together developers and users of e-Science applications and enabling information technologies from international and interdisciplinary research communities. The AHM 2008 conference served as a forum for engineers and scientists to present state-of-the-art research and product/tool developments, and to highlight related activities in all fields of e-Science.
The following topics concerning e-Science are covered in this volume:
- e-Science applications in Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry
- e-Science applications in Bio-medicine and Life science
- e-Science applications in Geo-science with remote sensing
- e-Science applications in Climates and Earth systems
- e-Science applications in Engineering (Aerospace, Ship, Automobile, and etc)
- Grid technologies (Computing, Data, VO, and etc)
- Collaborative science models and techniques
- Enabling technologies of Workflows and Web services
- Resource management and scheduling
- Problem solving environments
- Scientific data management
- Application development environments
- Robust and transparent middleware
- Programming paradigms and models
- Software engineering tools
- Community development and engagement
- User outreach, training, and documentation
The works presented in this edited volume bring together cross-disciplinary information on e-Science in one cohesive source. This book is suitable for the professional audience composed of industry researchers and practitioners of e-Science. This volume is also suitable for advanced-level students in the field.