Project : axis
Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
EPIA : a RNTL Project (2003-2005)
Inria Contract Reference: S04 AO485 00 SOPML00 1
The EPIA project "Evolution of an Adaptive Information Portal" got labeled by RNTL 2002, and started on September 2003 for two years and half. Partners are Dalkia, Mediapps and Inria. We continued the work on this contract in the following directions:
Supporting users of MediappsNet via clustering clients. This task has started this year and some generic algorithms and pre-treatment tools were developed  and some log analysis.
Understanding the user needs for NetPortal. To achieve this job, two main actions were made: a) some meetings were organised with eDalkia users and project managers at Dalkia Ile de France and Dalkia headquarter; b) some log analysis was made from a clone of the database used behind the eDalkia system (solution Net.Portal). The purpose of this analysis was to identify the needs of eDalkia users but also to have a good understanding of the user actions currently logged in the database.
Specifying the trace engine of NetPortal: a draft version of the deliverable D3: "Experimental context and trace engine in Net.Portal". The D3 deliverable formalizes the user profile and the users' actions in Net.Portal and provides the detailed specification of the trace engine. To achieve it, we had a reverse engineering task on the Net.Portal to understand the internal system organisation and the data storage in the database. The result of this work is the description of the Net.Portal relational database schema and the data organization included in the deliverable D3.
We held various AxIS project meetings in Paris during this year (the last one was on 20 October 2004 involved Brigitte Trousse, Mihai Jurca, Y. Lechevallier, Aicha El Golli and Luc Beaubois).
The Epia project was presented by the project manager P. Snieg (Mediapps) via a poster at the national RNTL workshop at Rennes in october.
MobiVIP : a PREDIT Project (2004-2006)
Inria Contract Reference: 2 03 A2005 00 00MP5 01 1
MobiVIP, Individual Public Vehicles for Mobility in town centres, is a research project of Predit 3 (Integration of the Communication and Information systems Group). It involves five research laboratories and seven small business companies (SME), in order to experiment, show and evaluate the impact of the NTIC on a new service for mobility in town centres. This service is made up of small urban vehicles integrated into existing public transport. The MobiVIP project will develop key technological bricks for the integrated deployment of mobility services in urban environment.
The strengths of the project are: 1)the integration between assisted and automatic control, telecommunications, transport modeling, evaluation of service;, 2) the demonstrations on 5 complementary experimental sites and 3° the valuation of possible technology transfer.
This year we worked in collaboration with B. Senach (Ergomatics Consultants) mainly on the delivrable 5.1 which we co-coordonnate with Georges Gallais (Visa Action, INria Sophia Antipolis). This delivrable aims to define a common generic evaluation scenario and proposes a framework to facilitate the identification of the main evaluation dimensions for each planned test or experimentation. The user point of view was mainly developped in such a delivrable . To achieve this deliverable, we design a questionnary to be fullfilled by each partner concerning by the future expriments in order to capture the main evaluation dimensions manipuled by each of them and facilitate the design of a common framework for evaluation purposes.
In the context of industrial visits organised by Inria, we present AxIS researches
at Inria Sophia Antipolis, AxIS presentation by B. Trousse to Hitachi (June 1st), Ricoh - Japan (February 25) and Accenture (nov. 10, M. Gershmann, Research Mananger and others members from the center of Sophia Antipolis).
at Inria Futurs, AxIS presentation by Y. Lechevallier to SAP (june 16)
Some others contacts during this year:
ATOS Origin: a proposal related to CBR was made together for DGA (B. Trousse)
CIMPA related to CBR*Tools (B. Trousse)
Mondeca and VisioLab (2 meetings at Lip6)(Y. Lechevallier)
Contacts with others industrial partners such as France Télécom Sophia Antipolis, Cnes Toulouse (B. Trousse)