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Section: Other Grants and Activities

National initiatives

ANR Verso ECOSCELLS (11/2009–10/2012)

Participants : Eitan Altman, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Philippe Nain.

Anr Verso Ecoscells (Efficient Cooperating Small Cells) aims at developing algorithms and solutions which will be required for the deployment of small cell networks. The theoretical studies will define and solve the models needed to understand the behavior of radio channels, and will design the algorithms which will allow the exploitation of the diversity (user, spatial, interference, etc.) in these networks. The consortium gathers two main industrial groups in the telecommunication domain (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (leader) and Orange Labs. ), together with three leading SMEs (3Roam , Sequans and Siradel ) and six academic partners (University of Avignon , Inria through its project-teams Maestro , Mascotte and Swing , Institut Eurecom , Laas-Cnrs and Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes/Supelec ).

ANR Télécommunications WINEM (2007–2010)

Participants : Sara Alouf, Eitan Altman, Amar Azad, Vincenzo Mancuso.

This project, called Winem , for “WiMAX Network Engineering and Multihoming,” started on Dec. 1st, 2006. Initially planned for three years, the project has been granted an extension until May 31st, 2010. After the withdrawal of Motorola from the project and the increased interest for LTE (Long-Term Evolution), the objectives of the project have been updated. The focus will be on: evaluating the coverage and capacity when relaying is possible, optimal joint radio resource management, evaluating energy saving mechanisms, and integrating the WiMAX simulators SimulX and Odyssée. The project's current partners are: France Telecom R&D , Institut TELECOM (Enst Bretagne and Int ), Inria (Inria project-teams Dyonisos and Maestro ), Institut Eurecom , and Lia (University of Avignon).

S. Alouf is the coordinator for Inria . .

ANR Multimedia VOODDO (2008–2010)

Participants : Anne-Elisabeth Baert, Alain Jean-Marie.

Members of Maestro participate in this research project, coordinated by the VodDnet company, and involving researchers of the Lirmm (University of Montpellier II and Cnrs ). The global objective of this project is the development of an innovative visualization interface for video contents, based on a safe, reliable and optimized storage and transport infrastructure. The architecture of this infrastructure, named “Grid Delivery Network” has been defined by VodDnet . Challenging problems of data distribution and real-time control of the platform are at the heart of this project.

INRIA Cooperative Research Initiative (ARC) POPEYE (2008-2010)

Participants : Eitan Altman, Konstantin Avrachenkov, Alain Jean-Marie.

The Arc Popeye focuses on the behavior of large complex systems that involve interactions among one or more populations. “Population” refers to a large set of individuals, that may be modeled as individual agents, but that will be often modeled as a continuum of non-atomic agents. The project brings together researchers from different disciplines: computer science and network engineering, applied mathematics, economics and biology. This interdisciplinary collaborative research aims at developing new theoretical tools as well as at their applications to dynamic and spatial aspects of populations that arise in various disciplines, with a particular focus on biology and networking.

There are three Inria project-teams participating in this project (Maestro , Mescal and Tosca ), three Inra groups (Biostatistics and Spatial Processes group in Avignon, Ecology of Insect Pararasitoids group in Sophia-Antipolis, LAMETA group in Montpellier) and three groups from universities (Combinatorics and Optimization group from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, Lia from University of Avignon, and I3S from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis).

E. Altman and A. Jean-Marie coordinate the Arc Popeye . .

INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée Local Cooperative Initiative (COLOR) CRASQUIDEM (2009)

Participants : Utku Acer, Giovanni Neglia, Leonardo Rocha.

In Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) information delivery is based on the store-carry-forward paradigm: a mobile node first stores the routing message from the source, carries it from a physical location to another and then forwards it to another intermediate node or to the destination. Most of the research on routing in DTNs has focused on two extreme cases, when 1) contacts among nodes are deterministic and known in advance, or 2) when they cannot be predicted and are supposed to obey some generic random mobility model. Many interesting scenarios do not fall in any of these two cases because the underlying node mobility is known in advance but can be modified by random effects. We refer to such networks as “quasi-deterministic” DTNs. The project Crasquidem (Communication, Routing And Scheduling under QUasI DEterministic Mobility) aims at addressing the problem of message routing and scheduling in quasi-deterministic DTNs, bringing together two research teams – Maestro and Telecommunication Networks Group of Politecnico di Torino – with complementary competences on routing for DTNs under classical random mobility models and known deterministic contact times, respectively.


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