Section: Overall Objectives
After being initiated as a team in 2004, the project-team ALIEN was created in 2007, July 1st (see the 2006 activity report for the evolution from the initial group to the present one). Its evaluation was held this year (March, 2009) in the framework of Theme 3 of INRIA (Modeling, Optimization and Control of Dynamic Systems). The Evaluation Committee decided (October 17, 2009) to support ALIEN for the next 4 years. Note that ALIEN was also evaluated in the framework of AERES in Lille, AERES in Saclay, and AERES in Lille-LAGIS CNRS UMR 8146.