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2021 Journal article Embargo

Measuring success for a future vision: Defining impact in science gateways/virtual research environments
Calyam P., Wilkins-diehr N., Miller M., Brookes E. H., Arora R., Chourasia A., Jennewein D. M., Nandigam V., Lamar M. D., Cleveland S. B., Newman G., Wang S., Zaslavsky I., Cianfrocco M. A., Ellett K., Tarboton D., Jeffery K. G., Zhao Z., González-aranda J., Perri M. J., Tucker G., Candela L., Kiss T., Gesing S.
Scholars worldwide leverage science gateways/virtual research environments (VREs) for a wide variety of research and education endeavors spanning diverse scientific fields. Evaluating the value of a given science gateway/VRE to its constituent community is critical in obtaining the financial and human resources necessary to sustain operations and increase adoption in the user community. In this article, we feature a variety of exemplar science gateways/VREs and detail how they define impact in terms of, for example, their purpose, operation principles, and size of user base. Further, the exemplars recognize that their science gateways/VREs will continuously evolve with technological advancements and standards in cloud computing platforms, web service architectures, data management tools and cybersecurity. Correspondingly, we present a number of technology advances that could be incorporated in next-generation science gateways/VREs to enhance their scope and scale of their operations for greater success/impact. The exemplars are selected from owners of science gateways in the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) clientele in the United States, and from the owners of VREs in the International Virtual Research Environment Interest Group (VRE-IG) of the Research Data Alliance. Thus, community-driven best practices and technology advances are compiled from diverse expert groups with an international perspective to envisage futuristic science gateway/VRE innovations.Source: Concurrency and computation 33 (2021). doi:10.1002/cpe.6099
DOI: 10.1002/cpe.6099

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2021 Journal article Open Access OPEN

ReLock: a resilient two-phase locking RESTful transaction model
Frosini L., Pagano P., Candela L., Simi M., Bernardeschi C.
Service composition and supporting transactions across composed services are among the major challenges characterizing service-oriented computing. REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is one of the approaches used for implementing Web services that is gaining momentum thanks to its features making it suitable for cloud computing and microservices-based contexts. This paper introduces ReLock, a resilient RESTful transaction model introducing general purpose transactions on RESTful services by a layered approach and a two-phase locking mechanism not requesting any change to the RESTful services involved in a transaction.Source: Service-oriented computing and applications (Internet) (2021). doi:10.1007/s11761-020-00311-z
DOI: 10.1007/s11761-020-00311-z
Project(s): Blue Cloud via OpenAIRE

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2021 Report Open Access OPEN

ARIADNEPlus - VREs operation mid-term activity report
Assante M., Cirillo R., Dell'Amico A., Pagano P., Candela L., Frosini L., Lelii L., Mangiacrapa F., Panichi G., Sinibaldi F.
This deliverable D13.2 - "VREs Operation Mid-term Activity Report" describes the activities carried out during the first 24 months of the ARIADNEplus project within Work Package 13. Specifically, in Task 13.1 Infrastructure Operation (JRA2.1) and Task 13.3 VREs Operation (JRA2.3). It reports the procedures governing the operation of the VREs as well as the status of the aggregated resources at mid-term in the ARIADNEplus infrastructure.Source: Project report, ARIADNEplus, D13.2, 2021
Project(s): ARIADNEplus via OpenAIRE

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2021 Report Open Access OPEN

EOSC Pillar - D.5.2 FAIR Research Data Management Workbench Operation Report
Candela L., Cazenave N., Frosini L., Le Fran Y., Mangiacrapa F.
EOSC-Pillar is developing and integrating a set of tools and services overall supporting the construction and maintenance of an aggregated data space implementing the FAIR principles. This deliverable documents the activities and results (e.g., indicators on integrated data providers, and datasets, indicators on datasets accesses) of the operation of the EOSC-Pillar toolset enacting the development of the EOSC-Pillar data space. This first release of this typology of deliverable gives early indicators about the exploitation of the proposed services. The data space will be actually developed in the second period of the project.Source: Project report, EOSC-Pillar, D5.2, 2021
Project(s): EOSC-Pillar via OpenAIRE

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2021 Journal article Open Access OPEN

A workflow language for research e-infrastructures
Candela L., Grossi V., Manghi P., Trasarti R.
Research e-infrastructures are "systems of systems," patchworks of resources such as tools and services, which change over time to address the evolving needs of the scientific process. In such environments, researchers carry out their scientific process in terms of sequences of actions that mainly include invocation of web services, user interaction with web applications, user download and use of shared software libraries/tools. The resulting workflows are intended to generate new research products (articles, datasets, methods, etc.) out of existing ones. Sharing a digital and executable representation of such workflows with other scientists would enforce Open Science publishing principles of "reproducibility of science" and "transparent assessment of science." This work presents HyWare, a language and execution platform capable of representing scientific processes in highly heterogeneous research e-infrastructures in terms of so-called hybrid workflows. Hybrid workflows can express sequences of "manually executable actions," i.e., formal descriptions guiding users to repeat a reasoning, protocol or manual procedure, and "machine-executable actions," i.e., encoding of the automated execution of one (or more) web services. An HyWare execution platform enables scientists to (i) create and share workflows out of a given action set (as defined by the users to match e-infrastructure needs) and (ii) execute hybrid workflows making sure input/output of the actions flow properly across manual and automated actions. The HyWare language and platform can be implemented as an extension of well-known workflow languages and platforms.Source: International Journal of Data Science and Analytics (Online) (2021). doi:10.1007/s41060-020-00237-x
DOI: 10.1007/s41060-020-00237-x
Project(s): SoBigData via OpenAIRE

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2020 Conference article Open Access OPEN

RepOSGate: Open Science Gateways for Institutional Repositories
Artini M., Candela L., Manghi P., Giannini S.
Most repository platforms used to operate Institutional Repositories fail at delivering a complete set of functionalities required by institutions and researchers to fully comply with Open Science publishing practices. This paper presents RepOSGate, a software that implements an overlay application capable of collecting metadata records from a repository and transparently deliver search, statistics, upload of Open Access versions functionalities over an enhanced version of the metadata collection, which include: links to datasets, Open Access versions of the artifacts, links to projects from several funders, subjects, citations, etc. The paper will also present two instantiations of RepOSGate, used to enhance the publication metadata collections of two CNR institutes: Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) and Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR).Source: ICRDL 2020 - 16th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, pp. 151–162, Bari, Italy, 30-31 Juanuary 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-39905-4_15
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3819829
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3819830
Project(s): OpenAIRE-Advance via OpenAIRE

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2020 Conference article Open Access OPEN

Using virtual research environments in agro-environmental research
Lokers Rob M, Knapen M. J. R., Candela L., Hoek S., Meijninger W.
Tackling some of the grand global challenges, agro-environmental research has turned more and more into an international venture, where distributed research teams work together to solve complex research questions. Moreover, the interdisciplinary character of these challenges requires that a large diversity of different data sources and information is combined in new, innovative ways. There is a pressing need to support researchers with environments that allow them to efficiently work together and co-develop research. As research is often data-intensive, and big data becomes a common part of a lot of research, such environments should also offer the resources, tools and workflows that allow to process data at scale if needed. Virtual research environments (VRE), which combine working in the Cloud, with collaborative functions and state of the art data science tools, can be a potential solution. In the H2020 AGINFRA+ project, the usability of the VREs has been explored for use cases around agro-climatic modelling. The implemented pilot application for crop growth modelling has successfully shown that VREs can support distributed research teams in co-development, helps them to adopt open science and that the VRE's cloud computing facilities allow large scale modelling applications.Source: ISESS 2020 - 13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 5-7 February 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-39815-6_11
Project(s): AGINFRA PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Conference article Open Access OPEN

AGINFRA PLUS: running crop simulations on the D4Science distributed e-Infrastructure
Knapen M. J. Rob, Lokers Rob M., Candela L., Janssen S.
Virtual Research Environments (VREs) bridge the gap between the compute and storage infrastructure becoming available as the 'cloud', and the needs of researchers for tools supporting open science and analytics on ever larger datasets. In the AGINFRA PLUS project such a VRE, based on the D4Science platform, was examined to improve and test its capabilities for running large numbers of crop simulations at field level, based on the WOFOST-WISS model and Dutch input datasets from the AgroDataCube. Using the gCube DataMiner component of the VRE, and based on the Web Processing Service standard, a system has been implemented that can run such workloads successfully on an available cluster, and with good performance, providing summarized results to agronomists for further analysis. The methods used and the resulting implementation are briefly described in this paper. Overall the approach seems viable and opening the door to many follow-up implementation opportunities and further research. Some of them are indicated in more detail in the conclusions.Source: ISESS 2020 - 13th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 5-7 February 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-39815-6_8
Project(s): AGINFRA PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Contribution to book Open Access OPEN

Virtual Research Environments for Environmental and Earth Sciences: Approaches and Experiences
Jeffery K., Candela L., Glaves H.
Virtual Research Environments (VREs) are playing an increasingly important role in data centric sciences. Also, the concept is known as Science Gateways in North America where generally the functionality is portal plus workflow deployment and Virtual Laboratories in Australia where the end-user can compose a complete system from the user interface to use of e-Infrastructures by a 'pick and mix' process from the offered assets. The key aspect is to provide an environment wherein the end-user - researcher, policymaker, commercial enterprise or citizen scientist - has available with an integrating interface all the assets needed to achieve their objectives. These aspects are explored through different approaches related to ENVRI.Source: Towards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences. A Reference Model Guided Approach for Common Challenges., edited by Zhao Z.; Hellström M., pp. 272–289, 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-52829-4_15
Project(s): ENVRI PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Contribution to book Open Access OPEN

Data Processing and Analytics for Data-Centric Sciences
Candela L., Coro G., Lelii L., Panichi G., Pagano P.
The development of data processing and analytics tools is heavily driven by applications, which results in a great variety of software solutions, which often address specific needs. It is difficult to imagine a single solution that is universally suitable for all (or even most) application scenarios and contexts. This chapter describes the data analytics framework that has been designed and developed in the ENVRIplus project to be (a) suitable for serving the needs of researchers in several domains including environmental sciences, (b) open and extensible both with respect to the algorithms and methods it enables and the computing platforms it relies on to execute those algorithms and methods, and (c) open-science-friendly, i.e. it is capable of incorporating every algorithm and method integrated into the data processing framework as well as any computation resulting from the exploitation of integrated algorithms into a "research object" catering for citation, reproducibility, repeatability and provenance.Source: Towards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences. A Reference Model Guided Approach for Common Challenges., edited by Zhao Z.; Hellström M., pp. 176–191, 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-52829-4_10
Project(s): ENVRI PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Contribution to book Open Access OPEN

Case Study: ENVRI Science Demonstrators with D4Science
Candela L., Stocker M., Häggström I., Enell C. F., Vitale D., Papale D., Grenier B., Chen Y., Obst M.
Whenever a community of practice starts developing an IT solution for its use case(s) it has to face the issue of carefully selecting "the platform" to use. Such a platform should match the requirements and the overall settings resulting from the specific application context (including legacy technologies and solutions to be integrated and reused, costs of adoption and operation, easiness in acquiring skills and competencies). There is no one-size-fits-all solution that is suitable for all application context, and this is particularly true for scientific communities and their cases because of the wide heterogeneity characterising them. However, there is a large consensus that solutions from scratch are inefficient and services that facilitate the development and maintenance of scientific community-specific solutions do exist. This chapter describes how a set of diverse communities of practice efficiently developed their science demonstrators (on analysing and producing user-defined atmosphere data products, greenhouse gases fluxes, particle formation, mosquito diseases) by leveraging the services offered by the D4Science infrastructure. It shows that the D4Science design decisions aiming at streamlining implementations are effective. The chapter discusses the added value injected in the science demonstrators and resulting from the reuse of D4Science services, especially regarding Open Science practices and overall quality of service.Source: Towards Interoperable Research Infrastructures for Environmental and Earth Sciences. A Reference Model Guided Approach for Common Challenges., edited by Zhao Z.; Hellström M., pp. 307–323, 2020
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-52829-4_17
DOI: 10.34657/5077
Project(s): ENVRI PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Journal article Open Access OPEN

Global Food-source Identifier (GFI): collaborative virtual research environment and shared data catalogue for the foodborne outbreak investigation international community
Ribeiro Duarte A. S, Nielsen C. L., Candela L, Valentin L., Aarestrup F. M., Vigre H.
The source of a foodborne disease outbreak (FBO) is often difficult to identify, especially in the early phase where interventions would be most efficient. In addition, data on FBOs are mostly scattered in different formats either in national databases and reports or within pathogen-specific or regional reporting networks, both of which are often only accessible to a selected number of individuals. Here, we developed an international, open, shared and searchable data catalogue of past FBOs - the Global Food-source Identifier (GFI). GFI was developed with two objectives: a) to create a collaborative online community of FBO investigators, encouraging the international sharing of data in a harmonized, detailed and comparable manner and b) to support foodborne outbreak investigation worldwide by providing access to detailed records of past outbreaks, which can convey valuable insight into potential 'risk foods' of a detected pathogen. GFI is hosted within a Virtual Research Environment (VRE), which offers additional features to facilitate the collaboration between the outbreak investigators. These features allow document exchange, communication and data visualization and analysis between the VRE members. Based on scientific literature on foodborne outbreaks and discussions within a working group, we selected a total of 46 attributes characterising the outbreak records to be included in the catalogue, aggregated under the four overarching categories causative agent, epidata, food source and report details. Detailed descriptions of the attributes in the catalogue and instructions for harmonized data reporting are available on a wiki page in the VRE. At the time of writing and public launch of GFI, the data catalogue was populated with records of 102 FBOs occurred in Denmark over a period of 12 years (2005-2016) and covering the most frequent pathogens and a broad range of typing methods. The VRE features that enable data analysis, document sharing and communication between members were applied for the graphical representation of the records available in GFI, and for the sharing of results and script files within the VRE. The descriptive analysis included the relationship between the most frequent causative agents and outbreak food sources. Such results can support a risk-based food sampling strategy in the very beginning of a foodborne outbreak investigation. The Global Food-source Identifier is a data catalogue specifically designed to host an international collection of FBO records reported in a detailed and harmonized manner. It is implemented in a virtual research environment that offers key features to facilitate and enhance the global collaboration and data sharing among FBO investigators. Once in active use by the international food safety community, we envisage that GFI will contribute to the success of FBO investigations worldwide.Source: Food control (2020). doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107623
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107623
Project(s): AGINFRA PLUS via OpenAIRE, COMPARE:Collaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-) emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe

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2020 Journal article Open Access OPEN

Understanding and managing ocean sustainability: the Blue-Cloud project
Candela L., Pasquale P.
The Blue-Cloud flagship project of the Directorate-General (DG) for Research and Innovation Unit of the European Commission is establishing a thematic marine cloud serving the blue economy, marine environment and marine knowledge agendas and the European Open Science Cloud. The project links the horizontal e-infrastructures supported by DG CONNECT and DG GROW, long-term marine data initiatives supported by DG MARE, research infrastructures supported by DG for Research and Innovation and other recently funded thematic clouds.Source: ERCIM news 123 (2020): 11–12.
Project(s): Blue Cloud via OpenAIRE

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2020 Journal article Open Access OPEN

Realizing virtual research environments for the agri-food community: the AGINFRA PLUS experience
Assante M., Boizet A., Candela L., Castelli D., Cirillo R., Coro G., Fernández E., Filter M., Frosini L., Georgiev T., Kakaletris G., Katsivelis P., Knapen R., Lelii L., Lokers R. M., Mangiacrapa F., Manouselis N., Pagano P., Panichi G., Penev L., Sinibaldi F.
The enhancements in IT solutions and the open science movement are injecting changes in the practices dealing with data collection, collation, processing, analytics, and publishing in all the domains, including agri-food. However, in implementing these changes one of the major issues faced by the agri-food researchers is the fragmentation of the "assets" to be exploited when performing research tasks, for example, data of interest are heterogeneous and scattered across several repositories, the tools modelers rely on are diverse and often make use of limited computing capacity, the publishing practices are various and rarely aim at making available the "whole story" including datasets, processes, and results. This paper presents the AGINFRA PLUS endeavor to overcome these limitations by providing researchers in three designated communities with Virtual Research Environments facilitating the use of the "assets" of interest and promote collaboration.Source: Concurrency and computation (Online) 33 (2020). doi:10.1002/cpe.6087
DOI: 10.1002/cpe.6087
Project(s): AGINFRA PLUS via OpenAIRE

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2020 Report Open Access OPEN

EOSC Pillar - D5.1: FAIR Research Data Management tool set
Cazenave N., Candela L., Berberi L., Van Wezel J., Hashibon A., Le Franc Y.
This document is accompanying the delivery of the bundle of service instance(s) that are the output of T5.1 and T5.2 activities. It provides a short summary of the work and the list of services and how to access them. The tool-set aims at offering solutions for Research Data Management promoting the implementation of FAIR principles and practices. This tool-set is updated every 6 months after the initial release. A major release is planned in June 2021 (PM24).Source: Project Report, EOSC Pillar, D5.1, 2020
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4283400
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4283401
Project(s): EOSC-Pillar via OpenAIRE

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2020 Report Open Access OPEN

Blue Cloud - D4.2: Blue Cloud VRE Common Facilities (Release 1)
Assante M., Candela L., Pagano P., Dell'Amico A., Coro G., Cirillo R., Frosini L., Lelii L., Lettere M., Mangiacrapa F., Panichi G., Sinibaldi F.
The Blue-Cloud project plans to pilot a cyber platform bringing together and providing access to multidisciplinary data from observations and models, analytical tools, and computing facilities essential to support research to understand better and manage the many aspects of ocean sustainability. To achieve this goal, Blue-Cloud is developing, deploying, and operating the Blue-Cloud platform whose architecture consists of two families of components: (a) the Blue Cloud Data Discovery and Access service component to serve federated discovery and access to 'blue data' infrastructures; and (b) the Blue Cloud Virtual Research Environment (VRE) component to provide a Blue Cloud VRE as a federation of computing platforms and analytical services. This deliverable presents the Blue Cloud Virtual Research Environment constituents by focusing on both new services and revised existing services that have been developed in the reporting period to serve the needs of the Blue Cloud community. In particular, this deliverable describes a total of 11 services and components. These services and components contribute functionalities to the Blue Cloud VRE Enabling Framework (Identity and Access Management, VRE Management), Collaborative framework (Workspace and Social Networking), Analytics Framework (Software and Algorithm Importer, Smart Executor), Publishing Framework (Catalogue Service) and improved support for RStudio, JupyterHub, ShinyProxy, and Docker Applications. The services are described below by reporting their design principles, architectures, and main features. The deliverable also describes the procedures and approaches governing services and components released by highlighting how Gitea (as Git hosting service), Jenkins (as automation server), and Maven (as project management and comprehension tool) are used to guarantee continuous integration processes. Services and components discussed in this deliverable contribute to 11 gCube open-source software system releases (from gCube 4.16 up to gCube 4.25.1) and are in the pipeline for the next ones. They have been used to develop and operate the Virtual Laboratories of the Blue Cloud gateway https://blue-cloud.d4science.org and its underlying infrastructure. At the time of this deliverable (November 2020), the gateway hosts a total of 8 VREs and VLabs, including five specifically conceived to support the co-development of some of the Blue-Cloud demonstrators (namely, the Aquaculture Atlas Generation for Demonstrator #5, the Blue-Cloud Lab for several demonstrators, the GRSF pre for Demonstrator #4, the Marine Environmental Indicators for Demonstrator #3, the Zoo-Phytoplankton EOV for Demonstrator #1). This gateway and its tools serve more than 400 users that (since January 2020) performed a total of more than 5000 working sessions, more than 1700 accesses to the Workspace, and more than 750 analytics tasks. These exploitation and uptake indicators are likely to grow in the coming months thanks to data updates and continued use, further development of existing VLabs, and finally, the creation of new ones.Source: Project Report, Blue Cloud, D4.2, 2020
Project(s): Blue Cloud via OpenAIRE

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2020 Report Open Access OPEN

Scholarly infrastructures for research software
Di Cosmo R., Gonzalez Lopez J. B., Abramatic J-f., Graf K., Colom M., Manghi P., Harrison M., Barborini Y., Tenhunen V., Wagner M, Dalitz W., Maassen J., Martinez-ortiz C., Ronchieri E., Yates S., Schubotz M., Candela L., Fenner M., Jeangirard E.
The TF on Scholarly Infrastructures of Research Software, as part of the Architecture WG of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Executive Board, has established a set of recommendations to allow EOSC to include software, next to other research outputs like publications and data, in the realm of its research artifacts. This work is built upon a survey and documentation of a representative panel of current operational infrastructures across Europe, comparing their scopes and approaches. This report summarizes the state of the art, identifies best practices, as well as open problems, and paves the way for federating the different approaches in view of supporting the software pillar of EOSC.Source: ISTI, Reseach reports, 2020

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2019 Report Open Access OPEN

SoBigData - D10.10 - Resource adaptation to register to the e-infrastructure 3
Assante M., Candela L., Manghi P., Pagano P.
Deliverable D10.10 "Resource adaptation to register to the e-infrastructure 3" is the revised version of the Deliverable D10.9 "Resource adaptation to register to the e-infrastructure 2" and Deliverable D10.8 "Resource adaptation to register to the e-infrastructure 1" intended to report the experiences of partners from different infrastructures at integrating their services, methods, and applications as SoBigData resources. The first section describes the general integration patterns, while the second section reports the experiences from the individual partners, revealing the effort required, in terms of time and technical complexity, and earned benefits. This revised version of the document covers the whole period of the project, including the up to date information of the D10.9 deliverable and the new experiences of partners at integrating their services, methods, and applications as SoBigData resources, developed through the project's lifetime.Source: Project report, SoBigData, Deliverable D10.10, pp.1–26, 2019
Project(s): SoBigData via OpenAIRE

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2019 Report Open Access OPEN

SoBigData - D10.7 - SoBigData e-infrastructure and VRE release
Assante M., Candela L., Cirillo R., Frosini L., Lelii L., Mangiacrapa F., Pagano P.
This deliverable describes the software that has been deployed to serve the needs of the SoBigData community, by delivering the platform and the VREs planned in "D10.4 SoBigData e-Infrastructure release plan 3". In particular, it reports on how such software has been exploited to make available the envisaged components, i.e. the SoBigData portal (and the underlying Virtual Organisation), the SoBigData Catalogue and the SoBigData Virtual Research Environments, together with the list and pointers to the software packages produced by the project and implementing such components, whose operation today constitutes the SoBigData e-infrastructure accessible from http://sobigdata.d4science.org.Source: Project report, SoBigData, Deliverable D10.7, pp.1–28, 2019
Project(s): SoBigData via OpenAIRE

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2019 Journal article Open Access OPEN

The gCube system: delivering virtual research environments as-a-service
Assante M., Candela L., Castelli D., Cirillo R., Coro G., Frosini L., Lelii L., Mangiacrapa F., Marioli V., Pagano P., Panichi G., Perciante C., Sinibaldi F.
Important changes have characterised research and knowledge production in recent decades. These changes are associated with developments in information technologies and infrastructures. The processes characterising research and knowledge production are changing through the digitalization of science, the virtualisation of research communities and networks, the offering of underlying systems and services by infrastructures. This paper gives an overview of gCube, a software system promoting elastic and seamless access to research assets (data, services, computing) across the boundaries of institutions, disciplines and providers to favour collaboration-oriented research tasks. gCube's technology is primarily conceived to enable Hybrid Data Infrastructures facilitating the dynamic definition and operation of Virtual Research Environments. To this end, it offers a comprehensive set of data management commodities on various types of data and a rich array of "mediators" to interface well-established Infrastructures and Information Systems from various domains. Its effectiveness has been proved by operating the D4Science.org infrastructure and serving concrete, multidisciplinary, challenging, and large scale scenarios.Source: Future generation computer systems 95 (2019): 445–453. doi:10.1016/j.future.2018.10.035
DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2018.10.035
Project(s): AGINFRA PLUS via OpenAIRE, BlueBRIDGE via OpenAIRE, ENVRI PLUS via OpenAIRE, EOSCpilot via OpenAIRE

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