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Agents and Grids: towards the intelligent grid

19 February, 07 10:00 AM - 20 February, 07 04:00 PM

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organiser: Omer Rana, (Cardiff University) and Julian Paget (University of Bath)
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Any slides or other material generated as a result of this event can be found at: www.nesc.ac.uk/action/esi/contribution.cfm?Title=732

The last few years have seen a growing realization that the essential features of agents - reactive, pro-active and social - are equally essential to the construction and management of a grid that satisfies the vision of ubiquitous computing power combined with ready access to complex, scarce resources. The purpose of this meeting is

  1. to provide a forum for projects that are attempting to bring these technologies together as well as
  2. an opportunity for established researchers in either area to find out more about the other, with the objective of
  3. building a consensus for a joint research agenda.

Target Audience

Members of current UK and EU projects in the area of grids and agents. Established researchers in either area interested in applying their work in the other.


This event is provisionally scheduled to start at 10:00 Monday 19 February 2007 and close at 16:00 on Tuesday 20 February 2007.

A programme is available at: http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/732/programme.cfm

A dinner is being held in The George Hotel on the 19 February at 19:30


Potential participants are invited to submit a 1/2 to 1 page position statement addressing one or more challenges/open problems in a space identified by three axes: technology improvements, application requirments and standards, relating to the theme of the workshop.

More concretely, technology themes include, but are not restricted to:

  • negotiation
  • virtual organizations
  • service level agreements (SLAs)
  • validation and verification of institutional structures
  • ontologies

standards themes include activities within the framework of:

  • W3C
  • Oasis
  • Open Grid Forum

while applications themes are completely open and determined by the participants.

To facilitate a high degree of interaction, participation will be limited to 40 people. Consequently, the position statements, as well as contributing a steer to the activities of the workshop, will also play a part establishing attendance. In particular, statements that address cross-cutting issues are preferred.

Registration for this event is now closed. To enquire about an application or to cancel a previous application please contact NeSC Administration.

Important Dates

29 Nov - Registration Opens
12 Feb - Registration Deadline
12 Feb - Date we will respond to your application by (Please note this is the latest date we will respond to your application. It is normal policy for us to respond within 5 working days where possible.)
19 Feb - Event Starts at 10:00hrs


Enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.



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