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The GRIA project set out to make the Grid usable by industry. The GRIA middleware is based on Web Services, and designed to meet the needs of industry for security and business-to-business (B2B) service procurement and operation. It provides well-defined B2B models for accounting and QoS agreement, and proxy-free delegation to support account management and(More)
The U.K. National Crystallography Service (NCS) has developed a prototype e-science infrastructure for the provision of a small molecule crystallography service from sample receipt to results dissemination. This paper outlines the two strands of this service, which (a) enable a user to contribute in the conduction of an experiment and (b) provide an(More)
The move towards supporting more autonomous systems, where decisions are made without direct user intervention, and more complex operating scenarios, where services from multiple organisations form temporary ties to solve particular problems, creates new security challenges. This paper argues that the answers should combine the use of conventional security(More)
—We will present results of the SERSCIS project related to risk management and mitigation strategies in adaptive multi-stakeholder ICT systems. The SERSCIS approach involves using semantic threat models to support automated design-time threat identification and mitigation analysis. The focus of this paper is the use of these models at run-time for automated(More)
Service Level Agreements (SLA) include quality of service (QoS) constraints and bounds that have to be honoured by the service provider. To maximise the Service Provider revenue while satisfying the QoS requirements of the agreed SLAs it is important to be able to perform a dynamic distribution of the service provider resources between the services and(More)
We describe a number of strategies for a future service oriented market place. We describe the SLA's role within the service framework, and how it enables customers to make value judgements regarding the quality of a service. We also discuss the complexity of too much choice from both the customer and provider points of view, and advocate a " discrete offer(More)