The project addresses the development of an agent based approach to the configuration and orchestration of resources and services in Grids environments. The work will provide a new model for programming the Grid at a semantic, knowledge-based level of abstraction. Validation of the intended models will be undertaken against e-business application scenarios. The proposal employs virtual organisation representation, utility maximisation, web services, and agent architectures.
ARGUGRID was awarded by the European Commision (DG INFSO - M) as a Specific Targeted Research Project -  STREP within Call 5 of the 6th Framework Programme.
Partners in ARGUGRID are: 
  1. Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK (Coordinator)
  2. Royal Holloway College, UK
  3. Universita di Pisa, Italy
  4. NETMODE - ICCS/NTUA, Greece
  5. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  6. Inforsense Ltd., UK
  7. GMV S.A., Spain
  8. CosmoONE S.A., Greece
NETMODE participates in ARGUGRID through the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS) of NTUA.