2nd International ICST Workshop on Trusted Collaboration

Research Article

Legal Issues in Grid Collaborative Environments

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553812,
        author={Irene Kafeza and Eleanna Kafeza and Constantine Coutras},
        title={Legal Issues in Grid Collaborative Environments},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Workshop on Trusted Collaboration},
        keywords={Electronic contracts  grid computing  intellectual property  privacy},
  • Irene Kafeza
    Eleanna Kafeza
    Constantine Coutras
    Year: 2008
    Legal Issues in Grid Collaborative Environments
    DOI: 10.1109/COLCOM.2007.4553812
Irene Kafeza1,*, Eleanna Kafeza2,*, Constantine Coutras3,*
  • 1: Kafeza Law Office, Athens, Greece
  • 2: Department of Marketing & Communication, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
  • 3: Department of Computer Science, Pace University, New York, USA
*Contact email: Kafeza.e@dsa.gr, kafeza@aueb.gr, ccoutras@pace.edu


The Grid environment is rapidly emerging as a collaborative environment for a wide range of applications. Applications that demand intense problem solving capabilities, extensive data sharing and processing, collaborative relationships among distributed participants employ grid computing. Grid environments provide efficient and scalable access to distributed computing resources among geographically distributed participants. In a grid environment virtual organizations are formulated and managed from a computing resource point of view. The grid provider allows for the dynamic discovery of computing resources, the immediate allocation and provision of the resources and the management and provision of secure access. In our work we examine the legal implications that arise in such environments. Although the security problem in grid environment is being addressed from the technological point of view, there is no work to identify the legal issues that are arising in collaborative environments.