Section: Other Grants and Activities
We are involved in four projects:
COM, Région Pays-de-la-Loire (2000-2006)
The Atlas project-team participates in the COM project funded by the ``Région des Pays de la Loire'' (2000-2006). The objective of the COM project is to promote research in computer science in the region, in particular the creation of LINA (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes Atlantique), a UMR between CNRS, University of Nantes and École des Mines de Nantes.
MILES Project (2007–2010)
N. Mouaddib coordinates the MILES project, funded by Region Pays-de-la-Loire. MILES is the main Region-funded project on information and communication technologies. Within the MILES project, M. Gelgon is in charge of a sub-project dealing with distributed multimedia systems, involving the Atlas project-team and IRCCyN (IVC group). This sub-project addresses, on one side, multimedia data learning and classification in a distributed computing and storage context and, on the other side, secure, distributed storage with involving techniques specific to multimedia data.
Pôle de compétitivité (2006-2008)
The Atlas project-team is involved in the PC Images & Réseaux through the SafeImage project, jointly with Alcatel, IRCCyN, and QoSmetrics. The Atlas project-team is involved in the ANR Safeimage project (3/2007-2010), dealing with inspection of data in high-speed routers for security purposes. The task devoted to Atlas is classification of multimedia data (examining how to scale up learning and recognition tasks with state-of-the-art classifiers in future routers). This project is further supported by Pôle de Competitivité Images & Réseaux.
GeoPict, Mégalis, Région Pays-de-la-Loire (2005-2006)
GeoPict is a joint project between Magic Instinct Software, a startup in Nantes, and three research teams at LINA and IRCCyN. The motivation is to take advantage of high-speed networks in order to create new services to transmit huge amounts of information such as multimedia data. The goal of the project is to provide an on-line service to access and visualise geo-referenced videos connected to a geographic information system (namely, the register – cadastre –of each city). More precisely, videos are recorded at 360 degrees while driving along the streets of a city. This information has to be stored, connected to the geographic database thanks to the spatial positioning recorded during the travelling. Next, the video information must be mixed with 3D geographical models in order to reconstruct panoramic views at any point in the city, as well as virtual reality trips.