Section: Other Grants and Activities
We welcomed James Thom (associate professor at RMIT) as invited professor for 3 months at Inria Paris - Rocquencourt and also Jovan Pehcevski (RMIT) as postdoctoral fellow [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] , [Oops!] . James Thom made a seminar in July at AxIS Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée.
We continue our collaboration on clustering and web usage mining with F.A.T. De Carvalho from Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife) and his team.
A scientific project submitted by Francisco De Carvalho and Yves Lechevallier has been accepted by FACEPE and INRIA. The project started from 04/2006 and ends on 03/2008. Researches and students are concerned by this project from AxIS and CIn-UFPE side. It aims at developing methods of clustering analysis and web usage mining tools.
Francisco de Carvalho and Renata Souza visited AxIS project. During their stays, in collaboration with Yves Lechevallier, they participated to the design of dynamic clustering models based on adaptative distances and they finalized the conception of dynamic clustering models based on adaptative distances suitable to symbolic interval data. A complete paper has been submitted to the "Pattern Recognition" journal.
In collaboration with Yves Lechevallier, Alzennyr Da Silva and Fabrice Rossi, Francisco de Carvalho has participated to the conception of an approach concerning the contruction of summaries via clustering methods of data which evolve overtime. An application of this approach has been done on data from web usage which evolves on the time.
Marc Csernel visited CIn-UFPE during the two first weeks of february and during the two last june weeks. In collaborattion with Francisco de Carvalho they submitted a paper to "Pattern Recognition Letter". He worked also with Kelly Silva on her Master Thesis on the adaptation of Fuzzy clustering on symbolic data, specially in presence of rules as background knowledge.
Kelly Silva spend three weeks at the begining of september to work with Marc Csernel and Yves Lechevallier.
Y. Lechevallier pursued his collaboration with A. Ciampi (Univ of McGill, Montréal).
Marie-Aude Aufaure collaborates with Yanwu Yang, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, on user modelling for the semantic web [Oops!] and Yves Lechevallier collaborates with Hueiwen Wang, BUAA, Beijing on clustering methods.
B. Trousse pursued her co-supervision with Abdelaziz Marzark (University of Casablanca) of a Ph.D. student: H. Behja (ENSAM, Meknès, Morocco). AxIS welcomed Mustapha We welcomed two students: Reda Kabbaj (University of Fès) [Oops!] and Abdelmoujib Elkhoumri (ENSIAS Rabat, University of Settat). A co-supervision of their thesis was studied in collaboration with their professors. B. Trousse visited Reda Kabbaj during the VSTT conference at Marrakech.
We maintained our contacts with the Computer Science department of the West University of Timisoara (Prof Viorel Negru), in particular via the SYNASC conference every year.
Marie-Aude Aufaure and Yves Lechevallier are involved in co-supervision of masters and/or thesis (Riadi Lab, ENSI Tunis). These masters and thesis subjects are about web mining (usage, content and structure, using different methods) and ontology construction from heterogeneous sources [Oops!] [Oops!] [Oops!] .