Title: A rule based resources management for collaborative grid environments

Authors: Pilar Herrero, Jose Luis Bosque, Manuel Salvadores, Maria S. Perez

Addresses: Facultad de Informatica, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Campus de Monteancedo S/N. 28.660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain. ' Dpto. de Electronica y Computadores, Universidad de Cantabria, Avda. de los Castros, s/n. 39005 Santander, Spain. ' Facultad de Informatica. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Campus de Monteancedo S/N. 28.660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain. ' Facultad de Informatica. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Campus de Monteancedo S/N. 28.660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Something that is still missing, but strongly needed, in collaborative grid environments is a stable, flexible and dynamic resource management. This management should optimise collaboration and cooperation among several resources keeping resources constraints, preconditions and rules. This paper presents how to achieve these objectives, by means of a Collaborative Awareness Management (CAM) model. CAM optimises resources collaboration, promotes resources cooperation and responds to the specific demanded circumstances. This paper also describes how this model works in some specific examples and scenarios, emphasising on how the WS-CAM Rules-Based Management Application has been designed, implemented, and validated to accomplish these purposes.

Keywords: resource management; grid computing; collaborative awareness management; collaborative grid; cooperative work management; collaboration; cooperation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.019294

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.35 - 45

Published online: 06 Jul 2008 *

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