eVRE: a solution for easier Collaboration within Research Communities

Public Deliverables

During the development of the VRE4EIC project a subset of deliverables will be delivered as public.

WP2 - Requirements, use cases and usability, evaluation

This deliverable provides the methods used for the requirements collection of the VRE architecture and prototypes, and presents the first findings form the user requirements analysis.
This deliverables describes the details of the methodology for evaluating VRE architectures, prototypes and use cases, and for evaluating the impact of the VRE4EIC project after M6.
This deliverable provides a full description of use-cases development.

WP3 - Architecture, VRE development, integration and scalability

This deliverable provides the initial architectural design of e-VRE; the virtual research environment reference architecture (later to be deployed as a prototype).
This deliverable provides a description of the implemented components of the Technical Architecture, named "Building Blocks" for their role in the enhancement of Virtual Research Environments.

WP4 - Interoperability, metadata and research contextualization

This deliverable provides an overview of metadata usage in existing VREs, an analysis of the metadata elements they have in common and the differences in terms of semantics and syntax.
This deliverable presents the methodology used for the matching and mapping, also defining these two processes.

WP5 - Information management policy, security, privacy and VRE trustability

This document covers questions related to the data (or other resources) that is shared via the e-VRE, as well as questions about how to provide access to those resources. The latter is frequently referred to as AAAI (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting Infrastructure).
This deliverable identifies issues related to security, privacy and trust for the use of the VRE and defines a strategy to handle these issues.
This deliverable covers questions related to the data or other resources that are shared via the e-VRE, as well as questions about how to provide access to those resources. The latter is frequently referred to as AAAI (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting Infrastructure).

WP6 - Communities engagement and training

This deliverable describes the engagement and training objectives and the activities planning.
This deliverable provides specific measurable goals for evaluating the engagement of researchers in the project and for the training materials and events.

WP7 - Dissemination, exploitation and sustainability of the VRE, including standardisation

VRE4EIC Deliverable 50D7.1 Initial dissemination material (logo, presentation, web site, A4 flyer) - ERCIM
This deliverable provides the initial version of the visual identity and of the various materials that will be used consistently by the project partners (and possibly other stakeholders) to expose VRE4EIC to the external world.
This deliverable provides the first version of the VRE4EIC dissemination plan.The activities that are reported or planned in this document are related to external communication about the VRE4EIC project (and do not include the intra-project communication mechanisms). For each type of planned activities, the specific responsibilities of project partners have been very clearly defined.
This deliverable sets out the results of three workshops held in the first eight months of the project and looks forward to those already in planning.
This deliverable provides the second version of the VRE4EIC dissemination plan. It is an update of the first version delivered at M06 (D7.2), considering the recommendations produced at the mid-project review meeting.

Scientific Papers


This page reports the scientific publications of the VRE4EIC consortium:


Marijn Janssen, Anneke Zuiderwijk, Keith Jeffery, Yi Yin, Iryna Susha, Valerie Brasse MOOC: Open Data, Governance and Use - an overview of all videos used in the course, TU Delft, 2016

Scientific publications

Yang Hu, Huan Zhou, Cees de Laat, C., and Zhiming Zhao (2018) ECSched: Efficient Container Scheduling on Heterogeneous Clusters, proceedings of the Euro-Par 2018 Conference August, [to appear]

Huan Zhou, Yang Hu, Jinshu Su, Cees de Laat and Zhiming Zhao (2018) CloudsStorm: An Application-driven Framework to Enhance the Programmability and Controllability of Cloud Virtual Infrastructures, IEEE International conference on Cloud, July 2-7, San Francisco, USA [to appear]

Huan Zhou, Yang Hu, Jinshu Su, Cees de Laat and Zhiming Zhao (2018) Empowering Dynamic Task-based Applications with Agile Virtual Infrastructure Programmability, International conference on Cloud Computing, June 25-30, Seattle, USA [to appear]

Paul Martin, Laurent Remy, Maria Theodoridou, Keith Jeffery and Zhiming Zhao (2018) Mapping metadata from different research infrastructures into a unified framework for use in a virtual research environment, 10th International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG 2018), 13-15 June 2018 [to appear]

Huan Zhou, Arie Taal, Spiros Koulouzis, Junchao Wang, Yang Hu, George Suciu Jr., Vlad Poenaru, Cees de Laat and Zhiming Zhao (2018) Dynamic real-time infrastructure planning and deployment for disaster early warning systems, in the workshop on Data, Modeling, and Computation in IoT and Smart Systems, International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS), Wuxi, China [to appear]

Hollink, L, van Aggelen, A.E, & van Ossenbruggen, J.R. (2018). Using the web of data to study gender differences in online knowledge sources, in the context of the WebSci'18 10th ACM Conference on Web, page 381-385, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 27-30,2018 [dx.doi.org/10.1145/3201064.3201108]

Spiros Koulouzis, Rahaf Mousa, Andreas Karakannas, Cees de Laat, Zhiming Zhao (2018) Information Centric Networking for Sharing and Accessing Digital Objects with Persistent Identifiers on Data Infrastructures, in the 3rd International Workshop on Distributed Big Data Management, in the context of IEEE CCGrid, Washington, US [doi 10.1109/CCGRID.2018.00098]

Anneke Zuiderwijk. Analysing Open Data in Virtual Research Environments: New Collaboration Opportunities to Improve Policy Making in International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), vol. 13, issue 14 doi:10.4018/IJEGR.2017100105 URL: uuid:9ce045e6-7eea-4a6a-a0ac-ada19fe3d6f4

Anneke Zuiderwijk, Keith Jeffery, Yi Yin. Open science, open government and open data: creating an impact through open education and open connections in OE Global Conference

Bailo, Daniele, Keith G. Jeffery, Kuvvet Atakan, and Matt Harrison. VRE4EIC: A Reference Architecture and Components for Research Access In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, vol. 19, p. 6874. 2017. URL http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2017EGUGA..19.6874B&link_type=ARTICLE&db_key=PHY&high=

ERCIM News special issue

Keith G. Jeffery and Pierre Guisset. Virtual Research Environments: How Researchers Really Collaborate. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Jeffery, Keith G. VRE4EIC: A Europe-Wide Virtual Research Environment to Empower Multidisciplinary Research Communities and Accelerate Innovation and Collaboration. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Bailo, Daniele, and Manuela Sbarra. EPOS-European Plate Observing System: Applying the VRE4EIC Virtual Research Environment Model in the Solid Earth Science Domain. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Cesare Concordia and Carlo Meghini. A Reference Architecture for Enhanced Virtual Research Environments. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Yi Yin and Anneke Zuiderwijk. Scientists’ Fundamental Requirements to Deal with their Research Data in the Big Data Era ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Phil Archer. Smart Descriptions and Smarter Vocabularies. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Zhiming Zhao, Paul Martin/ VRE in the Data for Science Approach to Common Challenges in ENVRIPLUS. ERCIM News 2017, no. 109 (2017).

Zuiderwijk, Anneke, and Ricardo Matheus. Collaboratively Analysing Open Research Data in Virtual Research Environments–New Visionary Use Cases. In Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, p. 153. 2017. http://www.donau-uni.ac.at/imperia/md/content/department/gpa/zeg/bilder/cedem/cedem17/cedem17_proceedings_donau_universit__t_edition.pdf#page=168

Zuiderwijk, Anneke, Marijn Janssen, Yi Yin, Keith Jeffery, and Daniele Bailo. Virtual Research Environments: Obtaining New Insights by Sharing Open Data for Interdisciplinary Research Purposes. In Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, p. 183. 2016. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Noella_Edelmann/publication/305033225_CeDEM16_Proceedings_of_the_International_Conference_for_E-Democracy_and_Open_Government_2016/links/577f799608ae01f736e46540/CeDEM16-Proceedings-of-the-International-Conference-for-E-Democracy-and-Open-Government-2016.pdf#page=200

Bogaard, Tessel, Jan Wielemaker, Laura Hollink, and Jacco van Ossenbruggen. SWISH DataLab: A Web Interface for Data Exploration and Analysis. In Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 181-187. Springer, Cham, 2016. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67468-1_13

Keith Jeffery, Carlo Meghini, Cesare Concordia, Theodore Patkos, Valerie Brasse, Jacco van Ossenbruck, Yannis Marketakis, Nikos Minadakis and Eda Marchetti, "A Reference Architecture for Virtual Research Environments", 15th International Symposium of Information Science, 13-15 March 2017, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin URL: http://isi2017.ib.hu-berlin.de/proceedings.html

Wang, J., de Laat, C., and Zhao, Z. (2017) "QoS-Aware Virtual SDN Network Planning", IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-12, 2017. (to appear)

Wang, J., Taal, A., Martin, P., Hu Y., Zhou, H., Pang, J., de Laat, C., Zhao, Z., (2017) "Planning Virtual Infrastructures for Time Critical Applications with Multiple Deadline Constraints", International journal of Future Generation Computer System [doi:10.1016/j.future.2017.02.001] URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167739X17301905

Zhao, Z., Altmeyer, S., Keith J., Atkinson, M. and Ulisses A. (2016) "Nearly real time data processing and time critical cloud applications", Proceedings of the 2nd International workshop on Interoperable infrastructures for interdisciplinary big data sciences (IT4RIs 16), in the context of IEEE Real-time System Symposium (RTSS), Porto, Portugal, November 29-December 2, 2016. [doi:10.5281/zenodo.204685] URL: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.204685

Zhou, H., Martin, P., Su, J., de Laat, C. and Zhao, Z. (2016) "A Flexible Inter-locale Virtual Cloud For Nearly Real-time Big Data Applications", Proceedings of the 2nd International workshop on Interoperable infrastructures for interdisciplinary big data sciences (IT4RIs 16), in the context of IEEE Real-time System Symposium (RTSS), Porto, Portugal, November 29-December 2, 2016. [doi:10.5281/zenodo.204774] URL: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.204774

Zhao Z., Martin, P., de Laat C., Jeffery, K., Jones A., Taylor T., Hardistry A., Arkinson M., Zuiderwijk A., Yin Y., Chen Y. (2016) "Time critical requirements and technical considerations for advanced support environments for data-intensive research", 2nd International workshop on Interoperable infrastructures for interdisciplinary big data sciences (IT4RIs 16), in the context of IEEE Real-time System Symposium (RTSS), Porto, Portugal, November 29-December 2, 2016. [doi:10.5281/zenodo.204756] URL: https://zenodo.org/record/204756

Astrid van Aggelen, Laura Hollink and Jacco van Ossenbruggen. "Combining distributional semantics and structured data to study lexical change". In proceedings of the first Drift-a-LOD workshop on Detection, Representation and Management of Concept Drift in Linked Open Data, co-located with EKAW, Bologna, Italy, 20 November 2016. URL: http://event.cwi.nl/drift-a-lod/2016/papers/Drift-a-LOD2016_paper_5.pdf

Zuiderwijk, A., & Cligge, M. (2016). "The acceptance and use of open data infrastructures - Drawing upon UTAUT and ECT", presented at the EGOV conference, Guimaraes, Portugal, September 2016. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-670-5-91 URL: http://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid:a68fb0f7-344b-46ec-98e5-2a8a0c53d20e?collection=research

Zhou, H., Hu Y., Wang, J., Martin, P., Su, J., de Laat, C. and Zhao, Z., (2016) "Fast Resource Co-provisioning for Time Critical Application Based on Networked Infrastructure", IEEE International Conference on CLOUD (CLOUD) 2016, San Francisco US, July 2016. doi:10.1109/CLOUD.2016.0111 URL:http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7820348/

Bailo, D., Nayembil, M., Spinuso, A., Trani, L., Ulbricht, D., & Jeffery, K. G. "Mapping solid earth Data and Research Infrastructures to CERIF". Paper presented at the CRIS 2016 Conference, June 8-11 2016, St Andrews, Scotland. http://hdl.handle.net/11366/537

Marketakis, Y., Minadakis, N., Kondylakis, H. et al., (2016) "X3ML mapping framework for information integration in cultural heritage and beyond",  International Journal on Digital Libraries, pp 1-19, 2016 doi:10.1007/s00799-016-0179-1 URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00799-016-0179-1

Zhou, H., Hu Y., Wang, J., Martin, P., de Laat, C. and Zhao, Z., (2016) "Fast and Dynamic Resource Provisioning for Quality Critical Cloud Applications", IEEE International Symposium On Real-time Computing (ISORC) 2016, York UK doi: 10.1109/ISORC.2016.22 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7515616/

Martin, P., Chen, Y. Hardisty, A., Jeffery, K., and Zhao, Z., (2016), "Computational Challenges in Global Environmental Research Infrastructures" in the book of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges, New developments and Perspectives. (ISBN 9781498751315)

P. Martin and A. Taal and F. Quevedo and D. Rogers and K. Evans and A. Jones and V. Stankovski and S. Taherizadeh and J. Trnkoczy and G. Suciu and Z. Zhao, "Information Modelling and Semantic Linking for a Software Workbench for Interactive, Time Critical and Self-Adaptive Cloud Applications" 2016 30th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), Crans-Montana, Switzerland, 2016, pp. 127-132. doi: 10.1109/WAINA.2016.38 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WAINA.2016.38

Zuiderwijk, A., Jeffery, K., Bailo, D., & Yin, Y. (2016). "Using open research data for public policy making: Opportunities of Virtual Research Environments". Presented at the Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Krems an der Donau, Austria. http://repository.tudelft.nl/islandora/object/uuid%3Aabb559fc-e6ef-49a5-b82d-b9fac3391d58?collection=research

Mork, Ryan and Martin, Paul and Zhao, Zhiming, "Contemporary challenges for data-intensive scientific workflow management systems”, Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS), Austin, Texas, USA, 2015, pp. 4:1--4:11 doi: 10.1145/2822332.2822336 URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2822332.2822336


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