Business grid services

David Bell, Sergio De Cesare, Mark Lycett
2007 International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management  
Grid services have come to represent the synthesis of web services and grid computing paradigms. Web services provide the means to modularize software, enabling loosely coupled and novel synthesis. Grid computing removes the binding between functional software components and specific hosting hardware, enabling software to be deployed dynamically over a network (e.g. intra-, extra-or inter-net). Applying the constructs of grid computing to the service orientation of enterprise software will
more » ... business service networks to utilize more specialized services. An upper service ontology that enables business grid services to be described and then related to the grid hosting platform is presented. Explicit knowledge is required for enterprise software, hosting servers and the domain that can then be utilized by both SLA and reservation systems. The ontology presented is derived from and validated using a collection of web services taken from leading investment banks. He is currently a Lecturer at Brunel University where he teaches object-oriented modeling and Semantic Web technologies. Sergio's broad research interests lay in the areas of business and software modeling, model driven software development and the Semantic Web. His current research focuses on the development of ontological models for systems development/re-engineering and the subsequent transformation of such models into platform-independent and platform specific application models. Sergio has (co-)authored several papers published in international journals and conference/workshop proceedings related to object-oriented, component-based and ontological modeling. Sergio has collaborated with several national and multinational companies as well as provided consultancy and training in various areas of software engineering. Dr. Mark Lycett holds a BSc in Computing and Business Management (Oxford Brookes), MSc in Information Systems (Brunel University) and a PhD in Information Systems (Brunel University). Prior to returning to education, Dr. Lycett spent a number of years in industry and he has both worked on and managed a number of national and international feasibility/development projects. His research concentrates on all aspects of business and software engineering (model-oriented approaches and the flexible use of technology in particular) and he is currently engaged in ongoing research/consulting with a number of blue-chip companies, small businesses and defence agencies. Dr. Lycett directs the activities of the 'Fluidity' research group at Brunel and has over 40 publications in a number of leading journals and international conferences. In addition, he regularly contributes to industry publications such as Computing, Computer Weekly, Director and Financial Times IT.
doi:10.1504/ijiem.2007.011589 fatcat:qocwbzdgovayhj4pesdapt4cge