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Royal Holloway, University of London
Department of Computer Science
Applications are invited for two fully funded research positions to work on the
ArguGRID project (http://www.argugrid.org). This project is funded by the European
Union and aims to address the development of an agent-based approach to the
configuration and orchestration of resources and services in Grid environments. The
work relies on logic-based argumentation to provide a new model for programming the
Grid at a semantic, knowledge-based level of abstraction. Validation of the
intended models will be undertaken against e-business application scenarios. The
proposal employs virtual organisation representation, utility maximisation, web
services, and agent architectures.
1) Research Assistant (Reference: KB/4577)
You should have a BSc/MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering,
or a cognate discipline, and you should ideally have some previous experience in
programming software agents, agent platforms/environments, distributed systems or
The contract will be for a period of up to 33 months. The starting salary will be
in the range of £22,178-£24,423 per annum including London Allowance. The
successful applicant will be able to work up to 20 hours per week and is expected
to register for an MPhil/PhD degree. A fee-waiver (50%) will be given for a
2) Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Reference: KB/4578)
You should have a PhD or equivalent research experience in Computer Science,
Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or a cognate discipline, and should ideally
have some background in agent-based virtual organisations, knowledge
representation, logic-based argumentation, web-services and programming.
The contract will be for a period of up to 24 months. The starting salary will
be in the range of £24,423 - £28,604 per annum including London Allowance.
Applicants are invited to send a CV and the names (plus full contact details) of
two academic referees to Dr Kostas Stathis, Department of Computer Science, Royal
Holloway, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK. For further information please contact Dr.
Stathis (tel: +44 (0)1784 443698; email [log in to unmask]).
The closing date for applications is midday Friday 14 July 2006.
We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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