Sharing Control Laboratories by Remote Laboratory Management System WebLab-Deusto


In this paper the practical case of remote laboratory sharing is shown. Educational remote laboratories allow students to use real experimental systems in similar way as in traditional labs with additional given value by eliminating time and flexibilityrestrictions. Essential requested features for management of users, accesses, experiments and resource sharing are provided by remote laboratory management system (RLMS) WebLab-Deusto. Using the RLMS we were able to implement set of control educational remote laboratories into existing network of remote laboratories and provide them as shared resources across the different institution that collaborate on WebLab-Deusto RLMS. Educational laboratory processes like thermo-optical plant and two liquid tank systems have been deployed to WebLab-Deusto at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia (STU), and provided as shared resources to University of Deusto, Spain (UD). In the same way, several experimental laboratories focused on electronics and robotics were provided by UD to STU. This model, also called federation, offers possibilities for educational institutions to extend their laboratory base by experiments aimed on related fields of science.