g-Social: Enhancing integrated e-science tools with Social Networking functionality

Andriani Stylianou, Nicholas Loulloudes, Marios D. Dikaiakos
2012 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on E-Science  
During the last decade, the scientific community has witnessed an unprecedented deployment of large-scale, federated e-Infrastructures such as Grid Computing, primarily for supporting data-intensive scientific exploration and coordinated problem solving. However, practical experience and user studies have indicated that the adoption of such e-Infrastructures is lagging behind original expectations, a fact which is mainly attributed to the limited support that available tools provide for user
more » ... laboration and information sharing. The goal of this paper is twofold, first to lay down the foundations for building a collaboration environment in the form of abstractions and second to show the effectiveness of these abstractions through g-Social, an Eclipsebased, open-source environment as an extension to g-Eclipse, that provides a powerful, user-friendly, platform-independent toolset for users, application developers and administrators of Grid infrastructures. g-Social enables user collaboration and resource sharing through Online Social Networking services, capitalizing on the success that these services have.
doi:10.1109/escience.2012.6404454 dblp:conf/eScience/StylianouLD12 fatcat:mzvftq345bdxhosqgeqi3tkwr4