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A testbed digital library infrastructure on grid enabled technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 004260

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    30 November 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 952 172

  • EU contribution

    € 6 300 000

Coordinated by:

GEIE ERCIM

France

Objective

The main objective of DILIGENT is to create an advanced test-bed that will allow members of dynamic virtual e-Science organizations to access shared knowledge and to collaborate in a secure, coordinated, dynamic and cost-effective way. This test-bed will be built by integrating the Grid and Digital Library (DL) technologies. Merging of these different technologies will lay the foundations for a next generation e-Science knowledge infrastructure. The DILIGENT infrastructure, which will build upon the efforts of the EGEE project (IST-2003-508833), will serve many different research and industrial applications.

The test-bed will be demonstrated and validated by two complementary real-life application scenarios: one from the cultural heritage domain and one from the environmental e-Science domain. Additional objectives of the project are:
- to open up Grid technology to a broader range of research and industrial communities;
- to broaden the diffusion of DLs by supporting a cost-effective DL operational model;
- to promote cross-fertilization between the DL and Grid technology domains that will foster advances in both the areas.

In order to achieve its objectives, DILIGENT has identified four main areas of work:
- integration of DL services and content together with third-party applications as OGSA-compliant Grid services;
- experimentation with real-life user communities;
- feedback with respect to the capabilities of the Grid and the design of DL system architectures;
- exploitation and sustainability.

Two prototypes will be released during the project. The first one, which will run on a restricted Grid infrastructure, will be used to achieve a sufficient level of confidence about the technology and will demonstrate the feasibility of implementing a system that offers DL functionality on the Grid. The experience acquired will be used to build a revised test-bed that will be deployed on the EGEE infrastructure.

Coordinator

GEIE ERCIM

Address

2004, Route Des Lucioles Sophia Antipolis
06410 Biot

France

Participants (12)

4D SOFT SZAMITASTECHNIKAI KFT

Hungary

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH

Switzerland

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica - S.P.A.

Italy

FAST SEARCH AND TRANSFER ASA

Norway

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

RAI - RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA

Italy

SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE

Italy

UNIVERSITAET BASEL

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 004260

  • Start date

    1 September 2004

  • End date

    30 November 2007

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 952 172

  • EU contribution

    € 6 300 000

Coordinated by:

GEIE ERCIM

France