The rapid growth of Internet-based technologies and the development of new computing paradigms such as Web and Grid Computing have opened new interesting possibilities for applications in new areas of computing and engineering. Among these areas, remote virtual laboratories, remote system control, experimenting and simulation based on Web and Grid computing are emerging as new application areas of such computing paradigms.
The aim is to develop applications that offer to researchers, practitioners and students remote services for working and controlling computing devices or engineering instruments. Further, Web & Grid applications can alleviate experimenting with benchmarks of problems, facilitate configuration, flexibility and repetition of experimenting in an efficient and user-friendly manner. Finally, many simulation processes can be conducted online providing thus ways to monitor such processes and extract useful and significant data for posterior analysis.