The Future of Grid and Web Services

28 January, 04 16:30 - 20:00

Imperial College, 180 Queen's Gate, London , SW7 2RH


Prof Malcolm Atkinson


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The Future of Grid and Web Services

We are pleased to announce a presentation and technical discussion on the future of grid and web services. Steve Tuecke and others will present recent work and lead a discussion on its impact on grid middleware that implements OGSI.

Steve Tuecke of Argonne National Laboratory is the Globus Alliance Systems Architect. He is the leader of the OGSI standardisation working group and is involved in many other GGF and W3C working groups.


16:30Registration, Tea, Coffee and biscuits
17:00High-level Overview of Standards and Technologies
Steve Tuecke
17:30Technical and Engineering Issues
Steve Tuecke
18:30Panel Discussion: Assessing the Impact of WSRF on e-Science, the Grid and Industry
0) Is the relationship between the Grid and Web Services finally understood? and therefore:
1) Will WSRF mean more commercially supported infrastructure for e-Science?
2) Will WSRF mean serious disruption to middleware efforts already underway?
3) Will WSRF make it harder or easier to address Grid-specific requirements?
4) Will there be long-term benefits? If so, when will they be reallised?


Peter Henderson - Chairman of the OMII Technical Advisory Board
Andrew Herbert - Microsoft Research
Tony Hey - Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme
Savas Parastatidis - University of Newcastle
Dave Snelling - Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
Tony Storey - Webservices Strategist and Fellow, IBM, Hursley
Paul Watson - University of Newcastle
Paul Vickers - Hewlett Packard Laboratories

Please register on the following web site if you intend to attend, places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


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