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Reports & Publications
Provided below is a selection of Commission and non-Commission documentation and relevant articles.
Final public version of the report from the
IST 2005 - Study on Commercial Exploitation of Grid Technologies and Services (Drivers and Barriers, Business Models and Impacts of Using Free and Open Source Licensing Schemes)
SCF Associates Ltd
under service contract number 30 CE 0065970/00-56 by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media.
The report can be downloaded from here ( PDF , 3.055KB)
Industrial Workshop Simulation, Visualisation, Interaction and Mixed Reality February 2006.
The report can be downloaded from here ( PDF , 93KB)
The third report of the Next Generation Grids Expert Group
convened by the European Commission was published in January 2006. The title of the report is "Future for European Grids: GRIDs and Service Oriented Knowledge Utilities." (
This report outlines vision and research directions 2010 and beyond.
The report can be downloaded from here ( PDF , 405KB)
- GRIA is Grid middleware which enables commercial use of the Grid in a secure, interoperable and flexible manner. GRIA was originally developed in the EC-supported IST GRIA project, and is now being used and further developed in many projects, including IST SIMDAT and NextGRID. For more information please download here .
- The report of Simulation, Visualisation, Interaction and Mixed Reality has now been published and can be downloaded from here ( PDF , 156KB)
- FP5 Grid Projects Achievement Sheets, please download here ( ZIPPED PDF , 2.923KB) and for further information on achievements of FP5 Grids Projects visit this page
Report of the Industry Forum : Exploiting European strength in Grid research
This industry forum was convened in the context of the European Grid Technologies Days 2004 , which took place on 15 September 2004
- FP6 factsheets of the 12 Grid projects launched after IST Call 2 ( ZIP , 1.277KB - Zipped PDF)
- ISTAG Report on Grids, Distributed Systems and Software Architectures (please download here ) ( PDF , 805KB)
- Final report of FP7 exploratory workshop : Grid-enabled knowledge organisations and collaborative working environments. ( PDF , 72KB)
The Semantic Grid: when the Semantic Web meets Grid
Documents from networking session held at IST 2004.
Expert Group final report
The final report of the Expert Group convened to complement, enhance, and where necessary extend the original Next Generation Grid (NGG) report published in June 2003 (see below).
'Building Grids for Europe' brochure
8 page brochure aimed at a non-technical audience providing in clear, non-specialist language an overview of Grid technologies and the technical challenges that Grid research is addressing.
The public report from the Special dissemination and exploitation review of FP5 IST Grid projects that took place in June 2004
Delivery of Industrial Strength Grid Middleware: Establishing an effective European Approach
Report and Position papers submitted by participants in the workshop hosted by the Commission in January 2004.
Next Generation Grid(s), European Grid Research 2005 - 2010
Expert Group Report published in June 2003 outlining 5 to 7 year research priorities for Europe
Grids: challenges and opportunities for business & industry
Brochure published by DG information Society Unit F2 in October 2003
Complex Problem Solving and Research Networking Infrastructures
Report of the FP6 "Internal Reflection Group" - 6 May 2002
Large scale Distributed Systems and Platforms, including Grid-based Systems
Report on the Programme Consultation meeting held in Brussels on April 10-11, 2001
- Grid Technologies workshop report - 22-23 June, 2000 ( PDF , 133KB)
A non-exhaustive selection of grid-related documentation and papers will be provided here shortly. In the meantime please feel free to browse the documents and webpages listed on the following (non-commission hosted) websites: