Semantic Grid: Scientific Issues, Methodology and Practice in China

The future interconnection environment will be a platform-irrelevant Virtual Grid consisting of requirements, roles and resources.  With machine-understandable semantics, a resource can actively and dynamically cluster relevant resources to provide on-demand services by understanding requirements and functions each other.  Versatile resources are encapsulated to provide services in the form of Single Semantic Image by using the uniform resource model.  A resource can intelligently assist people to accomplish complex task and solve problems by participating versatile resource flow cycles through virtual roles to use proper knowledge, information, and computing resources.  From this point of view, the keynote unveils the characteristics of the Semantic Grid, presents the key scientific issues and methodology, and introduces practice in China.

Hai Zhuge is a professor at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.  He is the executive director of the Key Lab of Intelligent Information Processing of CAS and leads the China Knowledge Grid research group (  He is serving as the area editor of the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier Science), the editor of the Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier Science), and on the editorial boards of the Information and Management (Elsevier Science) and the Journal of Computer Science and Technology.  His current research focuses on the future interconnection environment.  He is the author of two books and over sixty papers appeared mainly in leading international conferences and journals such as Communications of the ACM; IEEE Computer; IEEE Intelligent Systems; IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; Information and Management; Decision Support Systems; Journal of Systems and Software; and Concurrency and Computation: Experience and Practice.  He has organized two special issues on Semantic Grid and Knowledge Grid for the Future Generation Computer Systems.  In recent two years, he has been making effort for the China Semantic Grid research plan in cooperation with eight leading universities in China.