The GRASIA research group, founded in 1998, has a strong experience on software engineering and modelling of complex systems. It has a special focus on applications of multi-agent systems, distributed systems, big and open data processing, collaborative software, and social networks.

The group has developed several open source tools: graphical editors to model distributed intelligent systems (, metamodel editors (, model-driven tool for self-managed systems (, and simulators for online social networks ( Nowadays it is involved in the development of the  Teem ( collaboration tool for Commons-Based Peer Production communities. These tools are being applied in domains such as sustainable development (water resources management and regional strategies for disaster prevention), sociology (social relationship simulation), economics (double-auction markets), organisational science (work team formation), ambient assisted living (e.g., for people with Parkinson’s disease), and environmental science (ecosystems surveillance).

The group has experience in coordinating several national projects in these domains, and has regular participation in European projects since FP5. Currently we are involved in one FP7 project (P2Pvalue) and two H2020 projects (FoTRRIS and RISEWISE).