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Title CRIS and Dataspaces by Epitaxial Growth
Abstract The requirement for CRIS (Current Research Information System) interoperation, has been recognised since the early 1980s. In classical computer science interoperation across heterogeneous information systems is accomplished by schema matching, mapping and instance conversion. CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) provides a canonical schema for CRIS. However, the effort of matching and mapping is large - and maintenance is expensive as schemas change. Recent work on Dataspaces has suggested a way to reduce the costs among interoperating information systems. Essentially the technique involves only doing the minimum necessary for the particular requirement of interoperation at the time, sometimes characterized as "pay as you go". This paper outlines a proposed research direction and proposes that combining together (a) the dataspace approach but extending it with the concept of epitaxial growth; (b) the use of a canonical schema (CERIF); (c) previous work by the authors; offers a solution to CRIS interoperation.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 10th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (CRIS2010), Aalborg, Denmark, 2-5 Jun 2010, (2010). CRISandDataspacesFullPaper20100203.doc 2010