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Section: Other Grants and Activities

INRIA supported Activities


(2004-2010) is an associated team between UC Irvine (Prof. G.Tsudik) and INRIA Planète project-team.

Rapid advances in microelectronics are making it possible to mass-produce tiny inexpensive devices, such as processors, RF-IDs, sensors, and actuators. These devices are already, or soon will be, deployed in many different settings for a variety of purposes, which typically involve tracking (e.g., of hospital patients, military/rescue personnel, wildlife/livestock and inventory in stores/warehouses) or monitoring (e.g., of seismic activity, border/perimeter control, atmospheric or oceanic conditions). In fact, it is widely believed that, in the future, sensors will permeate the environment and will be truly ubiquitous in clothing, cars, tickets, food packaging and other goods.

These new highly networked environments create many new exciting security and privacy challenges. The objectives of the UbiSec associated team is to understand and tackle some of them. More specifically, the proposed project will consider the following three topics: infrastructure-less security, nano-security and anonymous association/routing. The team was prolongated for 3 years in November 2007.


(2007-2010) is an associated team between University of Washington (Prof. S. Roy) and INRIA Planète project-team. Evaluation of new network protocols and architectures is at the core of networking research. This evaluation is usually performed using simulations, emulations, or experimental platforms. Each of these evaluation techniques has strengths and weaknesses and therefore they complement one another. However, there is currently no way to combine them in a scientific experimental workflow. On the other hand, wireless network protocols are challenging to evaluate mainly due to the high variability of the channel characteristics and their sensitivity to interference. Indeed, as the wireless environment is very difficult to control, repeatable experiments are complex to perform. In addition, a large number of parameters impact the results of an experiment. It is therefore difficult to find the subset of key parameters to be taken into account to characterise a wireless experiment. The objective of this Associated Team is to contribute toward this area by providing a prototype evaluation environment for wireless experiments.

This evaluation environment is based on a common programming interface between ns-3, Orbit and OneLab. This prototype will allow running basic wireless networking scenarios on these three environments and to compare the simulations and experiments' results. Based on University of Washington competence on Orbit and ns-3 and on INRIA's competence on OneLab and ns-3 we expect this common project to have a high impact on both European and International consortiums.

Wireless Networks (STIC Tunisia):

This project (2007-2008) aims to address the problems of security and quality of service routing in Wireless Mesh Networks and of reliability in Delay Tolerant Networks. The project partners are ENSI (Tunisia), Eurecom. Walid Dabbous visited ENSI in December 2008 in the context of this project.

Roseate (STIC AmSud):

This project (2008-2009) aims to design realistic models of the physical layer in order to be used in both simulations and experimentation of wireless protocols. In addition to the Planète Project-Team, the partners are Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile, Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina and Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.


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