The vision of the ‘Grid’ first emerged as a solution to the highly specialised computing infrastructure requirements of particle physics. The past five years, however, have seen the Grid’s potential recognised by the wider scientific research community and the emergence of new forms of research practice now encapsulated in the notion of ‘e-Science’.
Now, members of the social science research community in the UK and elsewhere are beginning to explore how they can use the Grid and to explore the prospects for ‘e-social science’.
Papers and Powerpoints from the conference are online, & there are some really interesting papers. Not all about grid computing, but still. One of the keynotes is LIS’ very own Christine Borgman, who talked about Cyberinfrastructure.