Mobility has become a central aspect of life for people in business, education, and leisure. Related mobile 3G network infrastructures and user communities have surpassed corresponding Internet figures.
Independent of this development, Grid technology is evolving from a niche market solely addressing the HPC domain towards a framework useable within a broad business context. However, while affecting largely identical complex applications, user and provider domains, the Grid community has been basically mobility-unaware.
Taking this into account, Akogrimo by leveraging the large base of mobile users is aiming to radically advance the pervasiveness of Grid computing across Europe. To achieve this goal, in addition to embracing layers and technologies which are supposed to make up the so-called Next Generation Grids (e.g. knowledge-related and semantics-driven Web services), Akogrimo will architect and prototype a blueprint of an NGG which exploits and closely co-operates with evolving mobile Internet infrastructures based on IPv6.