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Section: Other Grants and Activities

National projects



The Planète group was a member of the OSCAR RNRT project. This project aimed at studying the attacks against P2P overlays and their impact on the underlying network infrastructure. Planète was responsible of studying the attacks against BitTorrent and the danger those attacks could have on the underlying network infrastructure. In particular, we evaluated how by manipulating the tracker, the BitTorrent traffic could be redirected in such a way to increase significantly the load on some specific links and by how much this could harm the underling network. Extensive simulations and experimentations over Grid 5000 were run for this purpose.

The project started in April 2006 and ended in March 2008. It involved teams from both academy and industry, such as LAAS, LIP6, France Telecom, Mitsubishi, ENS Lyon and ENST Bretagne.



The Planète group is a member of the CMON RNRT project which will start in February 2009 and which involves, in addition to INRIA, Thomson Paris Lab, LIP6, ENS and the company. CMON stands for collaborative monitoring. It is an industrial research project that will develop the technology needed to allow end-users to collaborate in order to identify the origin and cause of Internet service degradation. The main differentiating assumptions made in this project are that (i) ISPs do not cooperate together, and (ii) one cannot rely on any information they provide in order to diagnose service problems. Even more, CMON considers that these ISP will try to masquerade the user observations in order to make their service look better. The software designed in this project will be added to the toolbox currently provided by the Grenouille project. The hope is that such a project will encourage ISPs to improve their quality of service and will contribute to improve customer satisfaction.


(2008-2010): The Planète group is involved in the RFIDAP RNRT project which aims at designing and prototyping cryptographic algorithms and secure protocols for RFID deployment. Such algorithms and protocols could be used individually, or in combination, and will provide a practical and useful framework within which to apply innovative but practical techniques for device authentication and user privacy.



The goal of this project is to design and analyze Application-Level FEC (AL-FEC) codes for the erasure channel, and their adequacy to wireless applications. The partners are INRIA (leader), CEA-LETI, ENSICA, STMicroelectronics, and (NAME REMOVED).



The goal of this project is to design a middle-ware that provides secure communications and assured performances to grids. This middle-ware relies on the HIP (Host Identity Protocol) subsystem, and on host virtualization techniques to dynamically define virtual, confined clusters. The middle-ware will be tested with several biomedical and bio-informatics applications. The partners are INRIA Reso (leader), INRIA Grand Large, INRIA Planète, CNRS IBCP, CNRS I3S.

ANR Divine project

(2006-2008): The DIVINE ANR project proposes the study and the development of a simple yet realistic system of video and image transmission towards heterogeneous mobile terminals (for instance PDA or digital TV receiver) through heterogeneous wireless and wired IP links. The application aimed by the DIVINE project is the interactive access to multimedia data in a museum. This is a typical environment where various techniques of wireless (WLAN, WiMAX) and wired transmission can be jointly exploited. The DIVINE project aims to study innovative solutions (scalable video and still image coding, unequal error protection, multicast links, multiple description coding) allowing to perform an end-to-end optimization, based on the detection, optimal management and adaptive processing of this heterogeneity. The project has started in July 2006 and involves teams from both industry and academy as Thales, France Télécom R&D, ETIS, ENST Paris, L2S, LIP6 and the research center of French Museums C2RMF-UMR171. At Planète, we focus in particular on the design and the evaluation of multicast multimedia transmission mechanism for IEEE 802.11 WLANs.

CPER Plexus: This project (2007-2010) aims to build an experimental wireless networking platform in several sites in Sophia Antipolis. This platform will be interconnected with the European OneLab platform through INRIA and will integrate Eurecom's radio platform. The goal is to study the performance in terms of bandwidth and radio resources utilization in a heterogeneous radio environment.


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