The project is carried out within the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission.

Project Acronym: RINGrid

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Consortium Leader (Co-ordinator):

Dr. Norbert Meyer
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry
Poznan, Poland

Members of Consortium:

Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz, Linz, Austria
Greek Research and Technology Network S.A., Athens, Greece
Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria
Universatea Tehnica “Gh. Asachi”, Iasi, Romania
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Cooperacion Latinoamericana de Redes Avanzadas, Montevideo, Uruguay
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, Parma, Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma, Italy
The University of Surrey, Surrey, United Kingdom

Bulgarian partner leader:

Dr. Yu. Kalvachev
Tel: +359-2-979-3245

Contract No: 2006-031891
Duration: 18 months (since 01.10.2006)

Proposal abstract:
There are numerous areas of science, industry and commerce that require broad international cooperation for their success. A number of problems may be addressed by using sophisticated equipment and a top-level expertise, which is often locally unavailable. Therefore, the development and spreading of techniques and technologies that allow virtualized, remote and shared access to industrial or scientific instruments is essential progress of the society. The possibility of using scientific or industrial equipment independent of their physical location helps in the equalization and the unification of communities and subsequently opens new opportunities for industry, science and business. Furthermore, it has a very important political and strategic impact, as we head towards a more unified Europe. The systematic identification of instruments and corresponding user communities, the definition of their requirements as well as the careful analysis of the remote instrumentation synergy with next-generation high-speed communications networks and grid infrastructure will be the base for the definition of recommendations for designing the next-generation Remote Instrumentation Services. The project results will be spread out among scientific, industrial and business groups of users to increase the awareness of benefits from using next-generation Remote Instrumentation Systems, which are essential for the equalizing access to the European e-Infrastructure opportunities. All the objectives of this project will be achieved through close collaboration of EU member states and third countries to ensure Europe's strong participation in the research initiatives conducted at the international level.

Structure of RINGrid:
WP1 Project Management – leader Dr. Norbert Meyer
WP2 Identification of instruments and user communities, definition of requirements – leader Dr. Yuri Kalvachev
WP3 Evaluation and requirements for infrastructures – leader Prof. Dieter Kranzlmueler
WP4 Future Emerging Trends and Recommendations – leader Prof. Franco Davoli
WP5 Dissemination, standardisation and cooperation with other projects – leader Dr. Marcin Lawenda
WP6 Prototype implementation and verification - leader Constantinos Kotsokalis

Organization of the CLMC activities in RINGrid

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