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The multi-disciplinary development of collaborative Grids: the social shaping of a Grid for healthcare

The multi-disciplinary development of collaborative Grids: the social shaping of a Grid for healthcare

Kyriakidou, Avgousta and Ventners, Will (2007) The multi-disciplinary development of collaborative Grids: the social shaping of a Grid for healthcare. In: Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems. ECIS Standing Committee, pp. 831-842.

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Abstract

Grid computing promises a range of industries the ability to distribute and share computing resources “on tap” and to provide transparent communication and collaboration between groups and across borders. Yet developing and implementing such complex and interrelated technology requires collaborative working among a range of disciplinary groups and organisations. Within this paper we present a case study of the development of HealthscanGrid within the medical community. The HealthscanGrid project aims to deploy a European database of mammograms by using the Grid to facilitate collaboration and communication between clinicians across the EU. The case study, through the lens of social constructionism, is explored in an attempt to surface the way such systems are developed as a collaboration among multi-disciplinary groups and how such collaboration shapes the nature of the technology deployed. We present this debate, in the context of debates within management studies literature on the nature of multi- and inter-disciplinary research project. The paper concludes by reflecting on the role of Grids “Virtual Organizations” in the debate over relevance of Grids to practice.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Information Systems
Additional Information: [1] This paper was first presented at the Fifteenth European Conference on Information Systems held, 7-9 June 2007, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. [2] This presentation was nominated for best paper.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grids, Grid computing, HealthscanGrid
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9703

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