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

Section: Other Grants and Activities

National Actions

ANR/RNRT - Aresa - Embedded systems and sensor networks (2006-2009, 136 keuros)

Participants : Fabrice Valois, Isabelle Augé-Blum.

Aresa was a national initiative (ANR) led by Orange Lab. The project was focusing on large scale wireless sensor networks distributed in a monitoring area. Low energy consumption mechanism was the key goal of this research. Event-driven and asynchronous protocols were proposed for self configuration, self organization and data aggregation.

ANR VERSO ARESA2 - “Avancées en Réseaux de capteurs Efficaces, Sécurisés et Auto-Adaptatifs” (2009-2012, 160 keuros)

Participants : Fabrice Valois, Marine Minier.

Aresa2 is a national initiative (ANR) started in december 09 and focusing on IP and Security issues in wireless sensor networks. It follows the first ANR/RNRT - Aresa. Fabrice Valois is the leader of the workpackage about self-organisation and Marine Minier is involved in the workpackage on security. The leader of Aresa2 is Orange Labs and the others partners are: Coronis Systems, VERIMAG, LIG, Télécom Bretagne and INRIA.

ANR Blanc UBIQUEST - Ubiquitous Quest : “approche déclarative pour la gestion intégrée de réseaux et de données dans des réseaux radio multi-saut” (2009-2012, 108 keuros)

Participant : Fabrice Valois.

The UBIQUEST project proposes to combine the network management and data management in a single framework. Our objective is to design a query language for ad hoc networks and to develop the distributed query evaluation techniques that will efficiently compute queries expressed in this language. The network is essentially hidden and perceived by each node as a database, with which it interacts through declarative expressions. The communication between nodes thus consists of queries, updates and data. Each node is equipped with a local database system, an hybrid router, and a distributed query engine, processing queries posed by the node itself or received from other nodes.

ANR - Banet - Body Area Networks and Technologies (2007-2010, 129 keuros)

Participants : Paul Ferrand, Jean-Marie Gorce, Claire Goursaud, Nikolaï Lebedev, Guillaume Villemaud.

Banet is a national initiative (ANR) started in January 2008 and focusing on Body Area Network (BAN) systems. Jean-Marie Gorce is the leader of the workpackage 'Standard air interface, network and protocol system design'. The budget for Swing is 120 keuros. Providing a framework for Body Area Networks (BAN), defining a reliable communica- tion protocol, optimizing BAN technologies and enhancing energy efficiency of network components are the major stakes of then National Project BANET, led by CEA-Leti. It aims at defining precise frameworks to design optimized and miniaturized wireless com- munication systems. These body area networks target a wide applications range, such as consumer electronics, medical care and sports.

ANR - ECOSCELLS - Efficient Cooperating Small Cells (2009-2012, 260 keuros)

Participants : Virgile Garcia, Jean-Marie Gorce, Nikolaï Lebedev, Anis Ouni, Hervé Rivano, Fabrice Valois.

ECOSCELLS is a national initiative (ANR) which aims at developing algorithms and solutions to ease Small Cells Network (SCN) deployment. Theoretical studies will provide models for understanding the impact of radio channels, and to permit the definition of new algorithms exploiting a full diversity (user, spatial, interferences, etc.) of such networks. The novelty of the project is not to consider the interference as a drawback anymore, but to exploit it in order to offer an optimal resource utilization. The algorithms will be based on most recent developments in distributed algorithms, game theory, reinforcement learning. Architecture and algorithms for the backhauling network will also be proposed.

ANR - Rapide - Design and analysis of stream ciphers for constrained environments (2006-2010, 47 keuros)

Participants : Cédric Lauradoux, Marine Minier.

Rapide is a national initiative (ANR). Marine Minier is responsible of the work package “MACs construction”. Stream ciphers are less popular than their block ciphers counterparts, due to the lack of real standards. However, they become essential as soon as we want to reach important flows for limited costs in software or hardware. The aim of this national project is to study, construct and evaluate new stream ciphers built upon a non-linear transition function and to better evaluate the properties of the filtering function to discard known attacks, especially the algebraic ones.

ANR - SocLib - System on Chip simulation library (2007-2010, 121 keuros)

Participants : Tanguy Risset, Ludovic L'Hours.

The SocLib is a national platform initiative (ANR platform). Its objective is to build an open platform for modeling and simulation of multiprocessors system on chip that can be used by both universities and industrial companies. The core of the platform is a library of simulation models for virtual components (IP cores), with a guaranteed path to silicon. SoClib objective is also to create the largest possible cooperation project at European level, in order to share the development costs.


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