21-25 September 2009
Hotel Barcelo Sants
Europe/Zurich timezone

Towards a Reference Model for the LifeWatch ICT Infrastructure

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Hotel Barcelo Sants

Hotel Barcelo Sants



Mr Axel Poigne (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS) Ms Vera Hernandez (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS)

Project(s) or EGEE activity presenting the demo or poster (project or activity names only)



The technical vision for LifeWatch is a network of services providing secure access across multiple organisations to biodiversity related data and to relevant analytical and modelling tools to collaborative groups of researchers. The infrastructure will be implemented using the ideas of “Service Networks”, Spatial Data Infrastructures, and Grid Computing.

The LifeWatch Reference Model provides the basis for an interoperable ICT infrastructure for European biodiversity research building on standards whenever
feasible. Distinguishing features will be support of workflow for scientific in-silico
experiments, tracking of provenance, and semantic support for interoperability.

The LifeWatch Reference Model builds on principles such as reusability, modularity, portability, interoperability, discoverability, and compliance with standards. It specifies an architectural approach that constitutes a solid conceptual basis for supporting these principles.


LifeWatch booth

Special requirements other than the set up mentioned in the CfA text.


Primary authors

Mr Axel Poigne (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS) Ms Vera Hernandez (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS)


Mr Alex Hardisty (Cardiff School of Computer Science) Mr Hans Voss (Fraunhofer Institute IAIS) Mr Jonathan Giddy (Cardiff School of Computer Science) Mr Walter Berendsohn (Freie Universität Berlin, Botanischer)

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