Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Project: Access to Knowledge through the Grid in a mobile World

Acronym: Akogrimo
Main Objective: Mobility has become a central aspect of life of citizens in business, education, and leisure. Related mobility-enabled 3G network infrastructures and user communities have surpassed corresponding Internet figures.
Independent of this development, Grid technology is evolving from a niche market solely addressing the HPC domain towards a framework useable within a broad business context. However, while affecting largely identical complex applications, user and provider domains, the Grid community has been basically Mobility-unaware.
Taking this into account, Akogrimo - by leveraging the large base of mobile users - is aiming to radically advance the pervasiveness of Grid computing across Europe.
In order to achieve this goal, in addition to embracing layers and technologies which are supposed to make up the so-called Next Generation Grids such as e.g. knowledge-related and semantics-driven Web services, Akogrimo will archi-tect and prototype a blueprint of an NGG which exploits and closely co-operates with evolving Mobile IP(v6) infra-structures. Politically, these infrastructures are considered as the Beyond-3G enabler. From a technically point of view, Akogrimo will especially leverage mobility, QoS, AAA and security functionalities provided by corresponding net-work-related middleware systems of such infrastructures.
From a user’s point of view, Akogrimo will provide the technologies and concepts to establish “virtual home”, mo-nadic and mobile environments for complex problem solving across network technology and provider domains. In generalizing the core Grid concept – namely the resource-sharing concept - Akogrimo will pattern these environments as “Mobile Dynamic Virtual Organizations“. The MDVO concept will incorporate network-identity-based concepts of personalization, profiling, privacy, security and trust.
From the provider’s point of view, an Akogrimo world will provide new business models and opportunities eventually making commercially viable NGGs a reality.
Reference: FP6/2002/4293
Funding: EU/FP6
Start Date: 01-07-2004
End Date: 01-11-2007
Team: Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar, Nuno Miguel Matos C.M. Inácio
Groups: Telecommunications and Networking – Av
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Local Coordinator: Rui Luis Andrade Aguiar
Links: www.mobilegrids.org
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