The World Wide Laboratory: Remote and Automated Access to Imaging Instrumentation

Bridget Carragher and Clinton S. Potter

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paper presented at the National Research Council Chemical Science's Roundtable Workshop on the Impact of Advances in Computing and Communications in Chemical Sciences and Technology
November 1-2, 1998, Washington, DC

For the past several years we have been involved in the development of remote and automated access to imaging instrumentation and the overall project is known as the World Wide Laboratory (WWL). This technical report summarizes our current research efforts and discusses some of the lessons learned during the implementation of this project.

Contents
Introduction 2
WWL: Current Implementations for Service, Collaboration and Education 3
Remote Instrumentation for Service, Collaboration and Education: Lessons Learned 4
WWL: Current Implementations for Research 5
Remote Instrumentation for Scientific Research: Lessons Learned 6
Conclusions 7
Acknowledgements 8
References 9

Imaging Technology Group
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
405 N. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801
itg@itg.uiuc.edu
Technical Report 98-010

Date Issued: November 1998

Copyright 1998 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois

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