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Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

National Actions

P2CeL Project

Participants : Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli.


The partners of the projects are KIWI (Coordinator) and ECOO teams (LORIA, INRIA Nancy-Grand Est), IAE CEREFIGE Nancy University, NUTICE (Nancy Université), ETIC (Université Paul Verlaine - Metz) and Ecole des Mines de Paris.

P2CeL - Collaborative Knowledge Construction and eLearning : an approach based on semantic Wikis

Wiki is a collaborative knowledge space which provides by its simple usage a new and democratic way for creating pages and cross links pages on the fly. Although semantic wikis could notify users about what could be interesting for them and act as a recommendation system which takes into account user tastes and habits.

Associated to semantic wikis, the social networking and recommendation system will bring a process of gathering and storing information from the learners, managing the content assets, analyzing current and past user interactive behavior and, based on the analysis, delivering the right content to each learner.

Based on the characteristics of semantic wikis, methods for social networking, methods for the evaluation of the pedagogical practices and the tools for knowledge management, the main objective of this project is to propose a new approach for collaborative knowledge construction in a pedagogical environment. The main reason is that there are many numerical resources and when students, teachers, use them, obtained knowledge coming from exchanges, collaborative works, adding new information is lost.

This project has four main steps :

The chosen pedagogical environment is Thermoptim. Thermoptim is a national eLearning platform in the field of thermodynamics.

This project is labelled ISC-CNRS 2009 and MSH 2009.

Wiki 3.0

Participants : Claudia-Lavinia Ignat, Gérald Oster, Gérôme Canals, Pascal Molli.


The partners of the project are XWiki SAS, INRIA and Mandriva

The Wiki 3.0 project (dec. 2009 - nov. 2011) is financed by the call for projects “Innovative Web” launched by the French Ministry of Economy. The objective of this project is the development of an open-source platform based on XWiki ( ) that addresses the three major evolution axes of collaborative Web: real-time collaboration, social interaction integrated into the production (chat, micro-blogging, etc) and on demand scalability (cloud computing). This platform should be competitive with major editors of collaborative Web developed by Google such as Google Wave, IBM and Microsoft.


Participant : François Charoy.


Partners of the project are Laego Team of Ecole des Mines (Leader of the project), Beta-Nancy 2, LabPsyLor from Nancy 2 and UPV, Erpi from ESGI, LSG from ENSIC. Participants to the simulation come from the SDIS 54, the Nancy prefecture, France Bleu.

The ICRISIS project (funded by MEDD, 2007-2009) aims to produce a conceptual and technological framework to support and execute crisis simulations. It allows preparing, executing and analyzing crisis simulation involving students or professionals. Crisis management is a major concern in our society. It is very important to provide future and actual managers with a pedagogical framework to allow them to learn how to act and react in a highly unanticipated situation. Regarding ECOO, this project is a challenge because crisis management is a case where the limit of classical process management solutions is reached. Reactivity, adaptivity and flexibility, human interactions are in this context required to the extreme. During this year, we have started to define a language to express crisis scenario. Rather than taking a classical workflow approach, we took an event driven approach. A scenario is described as a sequence of events that are propagated to students under the control of the animation team. Multiple scenarios can be used to drive the experimentation. A prototype has been developed, but it is not yet integrated in the existing platform.

ADT Galaxy

Participant : François Charoy.


Contributors to this ADT are mainly research project-teams, including ADAM, ECOO, OASIS, ASCOLA, TUVALU, SARDES and TRISKELL, and the galaxy ADT is led and managed by the TUVALU team.

The galaxy ADT (Technology Development Action) contributes to make INRIA a value-added player in the SOA arena, by designing and developing an Open Framework for Agile and Dynamic Software Architecture. This ADT will work for INRIA and INRIA's research project-teams direct benefit, and aims at pre-assembling technological bricks from various teams, projects and preparing them to be transferred through the open source software channel. The goal of the galaxy ADT is to provide an IT agile platform, built on dynamic software architecture principles, and fitting for flexibility, dynamical reconfiguration, adaptability, continuity and autonomic computing. Fractal, SCA-Tinfi and GCM-ProActive are the major technologies which will be the technological drivers of this ADT. The different usage scenarios as well as the different tools which will be developed at infrastructure, application and business levels will demonstrate that this platform is able to support the design, modeling, deployment and execution of business processes. In the same time, the ADT will target the definition of a new common language to manipulate dynamically adaptive distributed SOA-based systems, encompassing application and middleware layers. This common language will take different forms, inherited from works done by several project-teams with their distinct skills, and illustrates a new kind of collaboration between teams, coupling research and development works.


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