The VET-TREND project is two-fold in that it aims at development and implementation of a distributed laboratory infrastructure as well as on creation of training and teaching activities on the basis of the lab infrastructure. The operating systems and middlware group at Hasso-Plattner-Institute will participate in the activities for integrating multiple existing lab setups into a trans-national distributed lab infrastructure. This will involve realization and experimental evaluation of predictable multi-way communication among project partners and will ultimately allow conducting distributed multi-way experiments, which are carried out at multiple partners. sites simultaneously. We will work with project partners in order to open up our existing DCL experiments for that kind of scenarios. Additionally, we plan to develop metadata and interface descriptions to support integration of experiments into bigger e-Learning arrangements.
Vision Systems has developed a set of tools for an virtual experiments platform.