"Science, the Grid and the Semantic Web"

Keith Jackson
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Tuesday, May 11, 1-2:30, LH 1
PLATO Royalty Lecture Series (1)
Free and open to the public

Abstract: As the process of science is transformed over the next five to 10 years by the increase in computer capabilities, scientists will be faced with a flood of data. In order to manage this avalanche of data, it is becoming increasingly clear that techniques from the grid, A.I. and semantic Web communities will be essential to the scientific process. This talk will examine the need for semantic content in the scientific process, and look at how semantic information can be used to accelerate the scientific process.

Biography: Keith Jackson is currently a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he is a member of the Secure Grid Technology Group. He has been involved in developing a PKI based authorization system (Akenti), and a secure advanced reservation system (STARS). He is currently a principal investigator on three projects focused on developing component-based interfaces to "grid" services, and prototyping large-scale computational and data "grids." His interests include distributed access control, distributed system security, advanced reservations, network quality of service, component based middleware, and PKI-based applications.

Prior to joining LBNL, Jackson worked at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. While there, he was responsible for providing secure remote access to a NMR facility. He also contributed to the development of a remote collaboration tool (CORE2000), and an electronic notebook. He received a B.S. from The Evergreen State College in 2000.


· William E. Johnston, Semantic Services for Grid Based, Large-Scale Science, IEEE Intelligent Systems , Special Issue on e-Science (to be published).

· David De Roure, Nicholas R. Jennings and Nigel Shadbolt, The Semantic Grid: A Future e-Science Infrastructure.

See http://scidb.evergreen.edu/SemanticWeb to access electronic copy of these readings.

(1) This lecture series is sponsored by Evergreen's PLATO Royalty Fund, established with royalties from compute- assisted instruction software, written by Evergreen faculty John Cushing and students in the early 1980s, for the Control Data PLATO system.