Federated Collaborative Networks

Project description

The ARCHIPEL project aims to study and analyze the interoperation and collaboration requirements of scientific and complex application domains within the Virtual Laboratory, as well as to develop the necessary innovative architecture and mechanisms to properly support these requirements. So far, several application cases of the VL project, such as the DNA micro-array scenario in the biology domain, are studied for identification of their requirements for ARCHIPEL. The requirements identified at this early stage of the VL project include the proper reinforcement of node autonomy, preservation of information visibility rights, platform heterogeneity, and high-performance data sharing between nodes, among other requirements. Based on the achieved analysis results, a comprehensive description of the ARCHIPEL architecture is achieved that unites different characteristics of existing parallel, distributed, and federated database management systems within one uniform architectural model. Furthermore, different methodologies and technologies are evaluated to be later applied to ARCHIPEL developments.