Service Oriented Middleware for the Formation and Operation of Virtual Organisations: The GOLD Project (2006)

Author(s): Periorellis P, Cook N, Conlin A, Hiden HG, Watson P, Smith R, Wright A

    Abstract: We have currently designed a set of middleware technologies which are being implemented to address issues such as trust, security, contract management and monitoring, information management and others to enable virtual collaboration between companies. In this paper we discuss the generic set middleware mechanisms we have implemented for enabling a virtual organization to operate as well as tools for designing and managing VO’s. We also draw attention to the requirements we gathered for the infrastructure, the majority of which stemmed from our industrial experience and interviews with chemical development companies.

      • Date: January 2006
      • Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series
      • Pages: 46
      • Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
      • Publication type: Report
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: middleware, contract management, access control, authorisation, authentication, workflow


      Professor Paul Watson
      Professor of Computing Science