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An Extendable Microservice Architecture for Remotely Coupled Online Laboratories

This paper describes the architecture of the CrossLab system.
Author: Johannes Nau, Marcus Soll
Conference: 20th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV2023)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-42467-0_9

For developing flexible laboratories, it is nessecary to also develop new protocols [1]. The CrossLab architecture aims to provide such a new protocol. This paper explains the backend infrastructure that was developed for CrossLab, with the focus being the REST interface of the system.


  1. see https://cross-lab.org/what-are-we-missing-for-effective-remote-laboratories/ ↩︎

@inproceedings{2023-An_Extendable_Microservice_Architecture_for Remotely_Coupled_Online_Laboratories,
    title     = "An Extendable Microservice Architecture for Remotely Coupled Online Laboratories",
    author    = "Nau, Johannes and Soll, Marcus",
    abstract  = "The CrossLab project aims at creating a new online laboratory paradigm in which various parts of an experiment are modular and composable across institutional boundaries.",
    address   = "Cham",
    booktitle = "Open Science in Engineering",
    editor    = "Auer, Michael E. and Langmann, Reinhard and Tsiatsos, Thrasyvoulos",
    isbn      = "978-3-031-42467-0",
    pages     = "97--109",
    publisher = "Springer Nature Switzerland",
    year      = 2023,
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