Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Participants : Laurent Ciarletta [ contact ] , Tom Leclerc, Julien Siebert.
February 2007 - February 2010
INRIA Lorraine (MADYNES), INRIA Rocquencourt (HIPERCOM) , LRI, LIP6, INT Ucopia, Orange Labs
SARAH is an ANR (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche, French National Research Agency) collaborative research project, in the area of Pervasive Computing and Ubiquitous Networks. It has been researching, implementing, experimenting and evaluating (a) novel hybrid ad hoc architecture(s) for the deployment of advanced multimedia services.
These services will be secured and use geo-localized context-aware information provided by Service Discovery protocols and follow some Pervasive Computing requirements :
Self-adaptation to the users needs (the technology adapts and is available to provide services to the user and not the other way around)
Disappearing computing (discreetly, almost naturally embedded in our daily environment)
Ease of use.
Therefore it is not only necessary to extend the reach, the availability and the functionality of applications and services but also to ubiquitously offer them in the most secure and easy (natural) possible way. We contribute to the following activities of the project :
Context aware service discovery for advanced services in ad hoc network. There, we are investigating the technologies and metrics needed in the project for service discovery protocols and the subsequent needs in the management plane. We are focusing on (geo)-location information. This has resulted in the proposition of a generic service discovery architecture.
Simulation, prototypes, demo and evaluation of proof of concepts services and environment : in order to develop, evaluate and validate the overall project solutions, we are working both on simulations and on real-world implementations using the JANE simulation tool.
The work done within this project is part of both the Information models, configuration management and self-organization of the management plane activities of the MADYNES team.