Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Contracts and Grants with Industry
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

European projects

OneLab: The OneLab project (2006-2008) has two overarching objectives: (1) To extend the current PlanetLab infrastructure. OneLab widens PlanetLab by adding testbed nodes behind links that are not typical research network links. OneLab will also deepen PlanetLab by enhancing the ability of applications that are running on PlanetLab to perceive the underlying network environment: viewing the packets that pass through certain points in the network, and viewing the topology of the network. (2) To create an autonomous PlanetLab Europe. OneLab takes over the administration of PlanetLab nodes across Europe, and enters into a peering relationship with PlanetLab in the United States.

OneLab introduces several new components to the PlanetLab testbed: Wireless (WiMAX, UMTS, and ad hoc wireless), Wired (multihomed), An emulation component and Monitoring (passive monitoring, and topology information components).

The project partners are UPMC, INRIA, Intel (until December 06), UC3M, UCL, CINI, FT, UniPi, Alcatel Italia and TP. INRIA is strongly invlolved in the project and has the role of technical leader.

ITEA Expeshare


Expeshare is an ITEA project to enable virtual communities to share media experiences in their personal devices legally and securely. The final aim is to develop and implement an architecture for a wireless peer-to-peer network that links personal devices and realizes DRM and mobile payment functionality and allows for legal and secure sharing of multimedia content and experiences. Over 25 European partners are involved mainly Philips, Nokia, Telefonica, VTT, the GET-INT and the university of Evry. The role of INRIA in this project is to participate to the design and evaluation of protocols for the network and Peer-to-Peer layer in order to support the sharing of media in a wireless network. We are studying the feasibility of running actual Peer-to-Peer solutions over wireless networks and trying to understand their limitations. Based on that, we are proposing new solutions to efficiently localize resources in a wireless network and to share it with other interested users. The propositions made by INRIA will be the subject of integration to modules proposed by other partners and extensive evaluation by simulation and real experimentations. The BitHoc software [32] and the research in [44] , [8] give an idea on our contribution within Expeshare.



ECODE is an FP7 STREP project that involves in addition to the Planète group, several European partners as Alcatel Belgium, Univ Liège, Univ of Louvain, LAAS and Univ of Lancaster. The project started in September 2008 and will last until September 2011. ECODE stands for Experimental COgnitive Distributed Engine. The goal of the project is to develop, implement, and validate experimentally a cognitive routing system that can meet the challenges experienced by the Internet in terms of manageability and security, availability and accountability, as well as routing system scalability and quality. By combining both networking and machine learning research fields, the resulting cognitive routing system fundamentally revisits the capabilities of the Internet networking layer so as to address these challenges altogether.

Within this project the Planète group is responsible of the adaptive sampling and management use case. Our goal is to develop an autonomous system for network monitoring and traffic management. Starting from a measurement task like for example the calculation of the traffic matrix, the estimation of flow sizes and rates, the prediction of flow rate increase/decrease, or the detection of anomalies, the system will configure the sampling rates in network routers so as to optimize the accuracy while limiting the overhead (volume of collected traffic, packet processing and memory access in routers). The system will include modules to sample the network, collect the sampled data, analyze it, find the optimal sampling rates, and configure routers accordingly.



PLANETE is part of the IST UbiSec&Sens project. The goal of this project is to develop new security protocols for wireless sensor networks. The follow-up of this project, called WSN4CIP, will start on january 2009. It goal is to provide solutions that use WSN to protect Critical Infrastructures.


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