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Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2003)
Tokyo, Japan
May 12, 2003 to May 15, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1919-9
pp: 653
Luc Moreau , University of Southampton
Simon Miles , University of Southampton
Carole Goble , University of Manchester
Mark Greenwood , University of Manchester
Vijay Dialani , University of Southampton
Matthew Addis , University of Southampton
Nedim Alpdemir , University of Manchester
Rich Cawley , University of Manchester
David De Roure , University of Southampton
Justin Ferris , University of Southampton
Rob Gaizauskas , University of Sheffield
Kevin Glover , University of Nottingham
Chris Greenhalgh , University of Nottingham
Peter Li , University of Newcastle
Xiaojian Liu , University of Southampton
Phillip Lord , University of Manchester
Michael Luck , University of Southampton
Darren Marvin , University of Southampton
Tom Oinn , EMBL Outstation - European Bioinformatics Institute
Norman Paton , University of Manchester
Stephen Pettifer , University of Manchester
Milena V Radenkovic , University of Nottingham
Angus Roberts , University of Manchester
Alan Robinson , EMBL Outstation - European Bioinformatics Institute
Tom Rodden , University of Nottingham
Martin Senger , EMBL Outstation - European Bioinformatics Institute
Nick Sharman , University of Manchester
Robert Stevens , University of Manchester
Brian Warboys , University of Manchester
Anil Wipat , University of Newcastle
Chris Wroe , University of Manchester
MyGrid is an e-Science Grid project that aims to help biologists and bioinformaticians to perform workflow-based in silico experiments, and help them to automate the management of such workflows through personalisation, notification of hange and publication of experiments. In this paper, we describe the architecture of myGrid and how it will be used by the scientist. We then show how myGrid can benefit from agents technologies. We have identified three key uses of agent technologies in myGrid: user agents able to customize and personalise data, agent communication languages offering a generic and portable communication medium, and negotiation allowing multiple distributed entities to reach service level agreements.

C. Greenhalgh et al., "On the Use of Agents in BioInformatics Grid," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Tokyo, Japan, 2003, pp. 653.
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