An Investigation into Supporting Interoperability of Remote Laboratories

Kassel University Press
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Conference Proceeding
REV 2010: 7th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, 2010, pp. 71 - 79
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There has been growing interest in, and development of, remotely accessible laboratories as a mechanism for improving access and flexibility, and enabling sharing of facilities. Differences in focus, philosophy, approach or domain have led to quite different technical solutions in supporting remote laboratories. Whilst this diversity represents a significant strength in terms of the ability to explore different issues and support diverse applications, it does however potentially hamper the sharing of labs between different institutions. Investigation into interoperability between two remote lab platforms has realized a need for a common application protocol to achieve the goals remote labs aims to provide. We describe our approach to providing a bridge between two current remote laboratory architectures ï½ Labshareï½s Sahara and MITï½s iLabs ï½ and report on the issues that arise with regard to the protocol translations.
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