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Wide-Area Distributed Problem Solving


The proposed project seeks to: Establish requirements for intercommunications between a team of problem solvers. The interaction is supported through a Problem Solving Environment (PSE), which enables coupling of various computational and data components from different sites. Investigate means of supporting satisfactory, remote, problem definition – and in particular the relationship between conceptual design and problem specification (design of experiment). An important aspect of this is to enable such an investigation to be carried out in a seamless way – so that the client is unaware that problem optimisation is to be undertaken at a different geographical site; Optimisation is necessary when the problem is complex, and requires analysis of a number of design variables. The methodology used to specify the problem domain is based on workflow. The emphasis in this project is on conceptual design – i.e. the need to create a high-level structure of the system, and identify interaction between entities, which the designer feels are essential for the system to function effectively. Such a conceptual design is then reformed through a series of stages; Establish structures that allow adaptive search software to remotely access system models for function evaluation, especially in the context of search and optimisation algorithms.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Centre Industrial
Grant Value: £192,000.00
Start Date: Not specified
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: Core

Project Members
Dr Omer Rana

Collaborating Organisations
Avantis World
Cardiff University
University of the West of England
Welsh e-Science Centre

Component(s) Project Develops
This project is not associated with any components at present.

Application Area(s) associated with Project
This project is not associated with any application areas at present.


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