ALP-CoABS Interprogram Technology Integration
Monthly Report #4
Reporting Period: 1- 31 May 1999
Object Services and Consulting, Inc.
During May 1999, I continued interactions on possible
Technical Exchange Areas (TXAs) between ALP and CoABS, gave a talk at Dartmouth,
reviewed a draft ALP Architecture Document, and began work on a short report
describing how OBJS CoABS prototypes might be used in ALP TIEs.
Progress for May 1999
I received an acknowledgement from Jim Hendler that
he'd received my report describing proposed ALP-CoABS Technical Exchange
Areas (TXAs) (the report is at http://www.objs.com/agility/tech-reports/990430-ALP-CoABS-TXA1-report.html).
I received some favorable comments
from Marshall Brinn on the TXA proposals, along with some additional clarifications
of ALP details mentioned in the TXAs, and sent a response.
I reviewed and sent some comments on a draft ALP
Architecture Document, at the request of Todd Carrico.
I visited Dartmouth and gave a talk to the D'Agents
project on Grid and ALP architectural issues. I also talked to Dave
Kotz, George Cybenko, Daniela Rus, and some of their students. (In
particular, I briefly discussed next steps on defining the Grid and CoABS-ALP
tech exchange areas with Dave and George). A trip report on the meetings
is at http://www.objs.com/agility/tech-reports/990506-trip-report-Dartmouth-FM.html.
Based on discussions with George Cybenko
during my trip to Dartmouth, I sent George some material on the proposed
scaling for ALP (number of nodes, clusters, etc. being targeted), with
help from Marshall Brinn.
I continued my interactions with Marshall
Brinn on various ALP questions.
I engaged in email discussions with
Craig Thompson on both the ALP Architecture Document and the ALP-CoABS
TXAs regarding next steps to be taken.
I submitted some input to the CoABS
TIE Hotwash questionnaire on Grid-related issues.
I began work on a short report describing
how OBJS CoABS prototypes might be used in ALP TIEs, and engaged in email
interactions with members of the OBJS team on the details of the prototypes
they are working on.
I did some initial searching for ontology-related
information, and downloaded some of this material, including material on
SHOE, and also the latest versions of related W3C specifications (RDF,
XML-Schema, XML namespaces, etc.).
I made arrangements to attend the next
Plans for June 1999
continue interactions with Brian Kettler
and Marshall Brinn regarding ALP-CoABS technology transfer ideas.
In particular, talk with Brian and Doyle Weishar about possible Grid-ALP
get additional feedback on the proposed
Technical Exchange Areas (TXAs) and flesh our further details
finish short report on Agility-ALP
attend the CoABS workshop at the end