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OntoGrid: PAVING THE WAY FOR KNOWLEDGEABLE GRID SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Objective

One of the greatest challenges in Grid Computing (GC) regards the ability to explicitly share and deploy knowledge to be used for the development of innovative Grid infrastructure, and for Grid applications - the Semantic Grid (SG). ONTOGRID objective is to produce the technological infrastructure for the rapid prototyping and development of knowledge-intensive distributed open services for the SG. The results aim at developing grid systems that optimise cross-process, cross-company and cross-industry collaboration, which ONTOGRID will show by adopting a use case-guided development and evaluation strategy based on two test case applications, delivering a prototype at the project's end. The project will develop a new methodology together with a framework and reference architecture for the SG, compliant with the OGSA, driven by requirements from, and evaluated against, two use cases: Quality Analysis for Satellite Missions (involving integration of heterogeneous information sources) and Insurance settlement (involving large number of human and computational services and information transport). Within this framework we will enhance current Knowledge Technologies (ontology tool suites, software agents & negotiation techniques, metadata annotation, reasoning methods), to be Grid-aware (or Grid-enabled) in order to become scalable, secure and robust. These services and technologies will allow us to enable a selection of Grid Services (GS) to become knowledge aware/assisted and to show how GS might operate at the knowledge level. The resulting infrastructure will be subject to algorithmic analysis and performance evaluation for the SG components. ONTOGRID will cooperate with other FP6 projects. It will make its results available to them and solicit their cooperation to influence the architectural design of a SG. We will adopt and influence standards in SG and GC, in particular the OGSA high level service specifications and relevant GGF groups concerned with metadat

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Campus De Montegancedo, S/n
28660 Boadilla De Monte
Spain

Participants (7)

ACKLIN B.V.
Netherlands
BOYD INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Stationsstraat 11
NL-5000AE Tilburg
DEIMOS SPACE S.L.
Spain
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Spain
Address
Francisca Delgado 11, 2Nd Floor
28108 Alcobendas
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
University Campus Kounoupidiana
GR-73100 Chania, Crete
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address

L69 3BX Liverpool
THE VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom