Observatory middleware framework

Randal Butler, Terry Fleury, Von Welch, John Graybeal, Duane Edgington, Kevin Gomes, Bob Herlien

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We are designing and prototyping a generalized Observatory Middleware Framework (OMF) to integrate existing and proposed technologies and reduce duplication of functionality across observatories. Our implementation consists of an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architecture capable of integrating a wide variety of message-based technologies, a Security Proxy (SP) that uses X.509 credentials to sign and verify messages to and from the ESB, and an Instrument Proxy (IP) based on widely-accepted encoding and interface standards that provides common access to both MBARI-specific and native instruments. Our poster details the framework's architecture and the use case scenarios for which we are designing the prototype system. It will include a discussion of our assumptions, the choices we have made architecturally, and the implementation approach for the prototype we are producing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2008
Event4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2008Dec 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - 4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008


Other4th IEEE International Conference on eScience, eScience 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software


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