ABSTRACT: The twenty-first century has transformed the world of science by breaking the physical boundaries of distributed organizations
and interconnecting them into virtual science environments, allowing for systems and systems of systems to seamlessly access
and share information and resources across highly geographically distributed areas. This e-science transformation is enabling
new scientific discoveries by allowing for greater collaboration as well as by enabling systems to combine and correlate disparate
data sets. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, we have been developing science data systems for highly
distributed communities in physical and life sciences that require extensive sharing of distributed services and common information
models based on common architectures. The common architecture contributes a set of atomic functions, interfaces, and information
models that support sharing and distributed processing. Additionally, the architecture provides a blueprint for a software
product line known as the Object Oriented Data Technology (OODT) framework. OODT has enabled reuse of software for science
data generation, capture and management, and delivery across highly distributed organizations for planetary science, earth
science, and cancer research. Our experience to date shows that a well-defined architecture and set of accompanied software
vastly improves our ability to develop road maps for and to construct virtual science environments.
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