Welcome to EchoGRID

EchoGRID will foster collaboration in Grid research and technologies by defining short-, mid-, and long-term vision in the field
  • Establish a common Grid research agenda, relying on European and Chinese experts, both from academia and industry; 
  • Consolidate this vision and promote cross-fertilisation between Grid-related projects and initiatives in Europe and China by interacting with the GRID research and industrial communities;
  • Exchange experiences and best practices by selecting Grid Open Standards for Grid middleware and applications interoperability and by promoting the identification of guidelines for building a Standard Quality Assurance Process;
  • Support lasting cooperation and establish tangible partnerships in the field through support activities and tools, ranging from a mobility programme for researchers, to a dedicated partner search engine.
  • 3, 5 and 10 years roadmaps developing a shared European and Chinese vision of future GRID research perspectives for both research and industrial communities on which both sides may collaborate;
  • a series of conferences and workshops open to both European & Chinese participants from research, industry, government, SMEs and user communities;
  • a EU-China Interoperability Grid Plugtests to test and improve interoperability mechanisms of Grid middleware;
  • a collaborative Multilingual Portal for grid-related resources
Roadmap online endorsement

EchoGRID delivered a final pdfroadmap that identifies common areas of interest and opportunities for collaboration on Grid technologies between Europe and China. This roadmap provides a shared European and Chinese vision of future GRID research perspectives for both research and industrial communities for the next 3, 5 and 10 years. This vision establishes a clear Technological and Research Agenda on which both regions may collaborate.

EchoGRID is launching an open electronic endorsement on major challenges, research directions, and effective forms of European-Chinese collaboration in the addressed Thematic Areas.

The Grid community is warmly invited to actively participate in the EchoGRID roadmap electronic endorsement, and to contribute to shape the content and structure of future international R&D collaborations in the Grid area.

The following Thematic Areas are in focus in the context of this endorsement:

  • New Programming Paradigms
  • GRID Architectures - SoA
  • GRID Management
  • Virtual Organisation
  • Component model
  • Workflow / Business Process  

  Based on the final roadmap recently produced, we invite you to openly provide your comments and feedback.


EchoGRID at ICT 2008 in Lyon 25-27 November 2008

During the ICT'08 Event (25-27 November 2008, Lyon, France), EchoGRID had a joint booth (D20) in the International Village with the BRIDGE and GridCOMP EU projects, and  led  a networking session on future research priorities in the area of Grids on thursday 27 November.

Echogrid November e-Newsletter   

Programme and presentations of the networking session available here