Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
EPIA: a RNTL Project (2003-2005)
Participants : Aicha El Golli, Mihai Jurca, Yves Lechevallier, Bernard Senach, Doru Tanasa, Brigitte Trousse [ resp ] .
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 until march 2006. Partners are Dalkia, Mediapps and Inria. This year, as Mediapps was bought by Ever ( http://www.ever-team.com/es/GetRecords?Template=ET/ET_HomePage expert in integrated ECM (ECM: Enterprise Content Management)software), a change of project management was done in June 2005. The objectives of this project are the following:
Supporting users of Mediapps.Net (tool for selecting canal information of an extranet) via clustering clients. This task started in 2004 and some generic algorithms and pre-processing tools were developed until the beginning of 2005. Some log analysis haven't been done because of the unavailability of real data.
After understanding the user needs for Net.Portal (construction tool for intranet portals), we finished the specification of the trace of the NetPortal engine (cf. the first version of the deliverable D3: ``Experimental context and trace engine in Net.Portal''.). The result of this work is the description of the Net.Portal relational database schema and the data organization. The specification of the Net.CanalRecommender was stopped and studied in the new context of the eversuite context.
We hold two project meetings in Paris with Ever (june and september) in order to re-orient the project according to Everteam wishes, taking into account the future integration of Mediapps.net and Net.portal in the eversuite software.
MobiVIP: a PREDIT Project (2004-2006)
Participants : Sergiu Chelcea, Mihai Jurca, Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse [ resp. ] .
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 completing 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 and 2) the demonstrations on 5 complementary experimental sites and 3) the evaluation of possible technology transfer.
In december 2004, we finalized in collaboration with B. Senach (Ergomatics Consultants) the delivrable 5.1  which we coordonate with Georges Gallais (Visa Action, Inria Sophia Antipolis). This deliverable aimed at defining a common generic evaluation scenario and proposed a framework to facilitate the identification of the main evaluation dimensions for each planned test or experimentation. This year we had two main tasks: the preparation of the deliverable 5.2  and the NancyCab event.
The delivrable 5.2 addresses the definition of the main criteria of service quality from the user point of view: this evaluation takes into account the improvment of information access, information content, mobility and man-machine interaction.
We work on the preparation of the intermediate project evaluation at the NancyCab 2005 (17-18 juin, Stanislas Place, Nancy): participation at a preliminary meeting (18 may), preparation of a demo of our recommender systems published in 2004  ,  , a poster and also a presentation on ``Scénario générique d'évaluation'' for the evaluation workshop. Indeed this intermediate evaluation review has given different articles in various medias (Le Figaro journal 19 june, TV5.org le 20 juin etc.).
More we continued our previous work  ,  in the travel information retrieval research field related to mobility in the transport domain. This year we welcomed one internship on this project:
R. Busseuil who proposed in  a new distance for clustering user itineraries (cf. section 6.2.3 ) and developed an interface for our researches related to urban iteneraries clustering based of Benomad software (cf. Figure 10 ).
Some contacts during this year:
SAP, Sophia Antipolis related to data mining and data streams (security and environnement problems). Contact: B. Trousse and F. Masséglia
Mondeca and Antidot (leadership), in the context of a proposal to RNRT call for proposals. Our proposal called EIFFEL related to semantic web and e-Tourism was accepted. Academic partners are: LIRMM and University of Paris X (Nanterre). Contact: Y. Lechevallier.