Towards an Abstraction Layer for Scientific Services

Marcos Baez Marcos Baez

This paper presents a platform that facilitates building scientific services on top. We describe the problems in building such services and derive a general-purpose, extensible layer for accessing any resource that has a URI and is accessible on the Web. The platform, and more in general the classes of systems that have this functionality, is referred to as Resource Space Management System and is the (scientific) resource analogous of a data space management system. In this paper we describe the model and conceptual architecture of the platform, discuss its benefits and outline the research plan for its realization.