ENVRI, “Common Operations of Environmental Research Infrastructures” is a 36 months EU F7 project started on November 1st, 2011.  It is a collaboration in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) [1], with support from ICT experts, to develop common e-science components and services for their facilities. The results will speed up the construction of these infrastructures and will allow scientists to use the data and software from each facility to enable multi-disciplinary science [2]. Our group leads the task 3.4 “Linked Computational, Network, and Storage Infrastructure” and also join several other tasks in the work package 3 “Infrastructure reference model and system interoperability”.

Our mission is to build framework to describe relations between (virtualized) e-Infrastructure components based on the Computational and Engineering viewpoints of the ENVRI-Reference Model. The framework needs to address fault tolerance, optimization and scheduling of linked resources, while making a trade-off between fuzzy logic and full information. We will also link the semantic descriptions of the data with the semantic descriptions of the infrastructures, allowing the creation of an integrated data-centric solution.

Project website(s)

People involved
Cees de Laat
Paola Grosso
Zhiming Zhao

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