In their early years, e-Science and cyberinfrastructure were dominated by heroic science using heroic infrastructures. But now we are seeing researchers across all disciplines taking advantage of new technologies to do new research. Much of this user-centred activity is drawing on the Web as a distributed application platform, with mash-ups for integration, easy access to resources "in the cloud", and social networking to share the pieces and practice of digital science. As in other walks of life, the new technologies are empowering the individual, a trend set to continue with the increasing power of the multicore desktop. This evolution throws some of our existing approaches, epitomised by the Grid, into question. Adopting a user and application perspective, this talk will present a definition of the New e-Science, and illustrate New e-Science in action in the myExperiment Virtual Research Environment.
David De Roure is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. A founding member of the School's Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group, he leads the e-Research activities and is Director of the Pervasive Systems Centre. His current research interest is the application of Semantic Web, Web 2.0 and workflow technologies to enable new research in multiple disciplines. He is a pioneer of the Semantic Grid and is closely involved in UK e-Science programme activities including the CombeChem and myGrid projects, OMII-UK and myExperiment. Within the Open Grid Forum he is e-Science Area Director and a steering group member. David has worked for many years with distributed information systems and distributed programming languages, and has been active in the Web and hypertext communities. He is a Scientific Advisory Council member of the Web Science Research Initiative.