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ADR “Semantic Networking” and “Self Optimization in Wireless Networks” of INRIA Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. joint laboratory (2008–2011)

Maestro participates in the ADR (Action de Recherche/Research Action) “Semantic Networking” (SemNet ) and “Self Optimization in Wireless Networks” (SelfNet ), two of the three ADRs of the Inria Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs joint laboratory. These ADRs started on Jan. 1st 2008 and will last for four years.

Pascale Vicat-Blanc Primet, head of Inria project-team Reso , is the coordinator for Inria of the ADR SemNet and Bruno Gaujal, head of Inria project-team Mescal , is the coordinator for Inria of the ADR SelfNet . Altcatel-Lucent coordinators of ADRs SemNet and SelfNet are Ludovic Noirie and Laurent Thomas, respectively. .

ADR “Semantic Networking”

Participants : Sara Alouf, Eitan Altman, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Alberto Blanc, Philippe Nain.

The new paradigm of “semantic networking” for the networks of the future brings together “flow-based networking”, “traffic-awareness” and “self-management” concepts to get “plug-and-play” networks. The natural traffic granularity is the flow. Maestro 's task is to elaborate on the scheduling of flows in routers having in mind the fairness among flows with different round-trip times. A joint Inria Acatel-Lucent patent has been filed in 2009 (inventors for Inria : S. Alouf, K. Avrachenkov, D. Carra, P. Nain).

E. Altman participates with P. Vicat-Blanc Primet (Inria project-team Reso ) in the supervision of the Ph. D. thesis of Dinil Mon Divakaran (Inria project-team Reso ), which aims at evaluating the advantages of introducing very large packets that would coexist with other packets whose size will not change.

ADR “Self Optimizing Wireless Networks”

Participants : Eitan Altman, Sreenath Ramanath.

E. Altman is responsible for Inria of the work package on the “Design of Pico Cell Networks” whose objective is to increase the capacity with lower energy requirements.


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