Team Imara

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

Section: Dissemination


We are actively involved in the international standardization process in the communication area.

IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) : Thierry Ernst has served as Working Group chair in two Working Groups (NEMO standing for “Network Mobility” and MonAmi6 standing for “Mobile Nodes and Multiple Interfaces in IPv6”) he has contributed to set up while working at Keio University (in 2002 and 2005, respectively) until their closure in December 2007. He is author of a few RFCs [59] , [58] , [66] and drafts [51] , [67] , [65] , [60] .

ISO TC204 WG16 : Thierry Ernst who was contributing as an observer to the ISO activities within the Technical Committee Working Group 16 (TC204 WG16) since 2002 has become in spring 2007 an official delegate representing French interests (AFNOR) in that group. TC204 WG16 is specifying the CALM communication architecture based on IPv6 and NEMO and currently implemented by the CVIS European project in which we are also involved. He particularly contributed to ISO 21210 “CALM: IPv6 Networking” [53] .

C2C-CC : INRIA (for IMARA: Thierry Ernst, Arnaud de La Fortelle, Samer Ammoun, Yacine Khaled) have joined the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) which is a European association of car manufacturers and electronic equipment suppliers. There are designing a communication architecture mainly for vehicle-vehicle safety communications. We are bringing our expertise on IPv6 communications.

COMeSafety : COMeSafety is a European forum whose aim is to ensure that the various European projects (CVIS, SafeSpot, Coopers) and the C2C-CC, all working on vehicular communications, will provide interoperable solutions. We are bringing our expertise on IPv6 communications. Thierry Ernst contributed one chapter and other sections to the European ITS Architecture document [52] .

ETSI TC ITS : A technical committee for ITS has started this year at ETSI, and IMARA is also getting involved, ensuring the link with the GeoNet and CVIS European projects and also with IETF and ISO on aspects related to geonetworking and IPv6.


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