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

Section: Other Grants and Activities

National Initiatives


Participants : Laurence Duchien, Philippe Merle, Russel Nzekwa, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier.

SALTY is a 3-year ANR ARPEGE project started in November 2009 and involving University of Nice, Deveryware, EBM WebSourcing, INRIA ADAM, MAAT-G France, Thales, University Paris 8 and University Paris 6.

The main objective of the SALTY project is an autonomic computing framework for large-scale service-oriented architectures and infrastructures. The SALTY project will result in a coherent integration of models, tools and runtime systems to provide a first end-to-end support to the development of autonomic applications in the context of large-scale SOA in a model-driven way, including never-covered aspects such as the monitoring requirements, the analysis (or decision-making) model, and an adaptation model tackling large-scale underlying managed components. The project will be validated by two large use-cases: a neurodegenerative disease study for exploring the capacity of grid infrastructures and a path tracking application for exploiting the different positioning methods and appliances on a fleet of trucks.

Further information is available on the website of the project: .


Participants : Jonathan Labejof, Philippe Merle, Lionel Seinturier.

ITEmIS is a 30-month ANR ARPEGE project started in March 2009 and involving Thales, EBM WebSourcing, INRIA ADAM and ARLES, LAAS, ScalAgent,and IRIT.

The ITEmIS project aims at easing the evolution from today's world of separate lightweight embedded applications and IT services to the future world of seamlessly integrated services, thus qualifying and defining a new generation SOA enabling IT and Embedded Integrated Systems (ITEmIS systems). This endeavour is undertaken along three main lines: (1) At business level, where IT/embedded services are integrated into advanced workflows supporting the multi-faceted interoperability and scalability required for ITEmIS systems; (2) At service infrastructure level, by introducing a specialized ESB-based and component-based solution addressing the requirements of the embedded world including deployment; and (3) Transversally for both above levels addressing end-to-end assurance of Quality of Service (QoS) and correctness verification of deployments and workflows at the level of their execution models. The PhD thesis of Jonathan Labejof is conducted in the context of this project.

Further information is available on the website of the project: .

ANR TLog Flex-eWare

Participants : Frédéric Loiret, Philippe Merle, Lionel Seinturier.

Flex-eWare is a 3-year ANR TLog project (of type “plate-forme exploratoire”), which has started on January 1st 2007. The partners of this project are: Thales (leader), Orange Labs, Schneider, STMicroelectronics, Teamlog, Trialog, CEA, ENST, INRIA, Univ. Paris 6.

The project aims at defining an open and adaptable middleware platform for component-based applications in the domain of embedded systems. This project addresses issues that are related to components, software architectures, and adaptable middleware. One of the research challenges of this project is to define software components, which are context-aware and can take into account the specificities in terms of resource management of the targeted embedded systems. Besides, Flex-eWare aims at federating and unifying the component approaches (Lw-CCM and Fractal ) of the industrial and academic partners of the project, consolidating these technologies for the domain of embedded systems, and opening and fostering the use of these technologies by contributing some reference open source implementations.

Further information is available on the website of the project: .


Participants : Gabriel Hermosillo, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier.

SocEDA is a 3-year ANR ARPEGE project started in November 2010 and involving EBM WebSourcing, ActiveEon, EMAC, I3S, LIG, LIRIS, INRIA ADAM, France Telecom and Thales Communications.

The goal of SocEDA is to develop and validate an elastic and reliable federated SOA architecture for dynamic and complex event-driven interaction in large highly distributed and heterogeneous service systems. Such architecture will enable exchange of contextual information between heterogeneous services, providing the possibilities to optimize/personalize their execution, according to social network information. The main outcome will be a platform for event-driven interaction between services, that scales at the Internet level based on the proposed architecture and that addresses Quality of Service (QoS) requirements.


Participants : Christophe Demarey, Philippe Merle, Lionel Seinturier.

The galaxy ADT (Technology Development Action) contributes to make INRIA a value-added player in the SOA arena, by designing and developing an Open Framework for Agile and Dynamic Software Architecture. This ADT will work for INRIA and INRIA's research project-teams direct benefit, and aims at pre-assembling technological bricks from various teams, projects and preparing them to be transferred through the open source software channel. Contributors to this ADT are mainly research project-teams, including ADAM, OASIS, OBASCO, SARDES, SCORE, and TRISKELL, and the galaxy ADT is led and managed by the TUVALU team.

The goal of the galaxy ADT is to provide an IT agile platform, built on dynamic software architecture principles, and fitting for flexibility, dynamical reconfiguration, adaptability, continuity and autonomic computing. Fractal , SCA-FraSCAti and GCM-ProActive are the major technologies which will be the technological drivers of this ADT. The different usage scenarios as well as the different tools which will be developed at infrastructure, application and business levels will demonstrate that this platform is able to support the design, modelling, deployment and execution of business processes. At the same time, the ADT will target the definition of a new common language to manipulate dynamically adaptive distributed SOA-based systems, encompassing application and middleware layers. This common language will take different forms, inherited from works done by several project-teams with their distinct skills, and illustrates a new kind of collaboration between teams, coupling research and development works.

Further information is available on the website of the project: .


Participants : Laurence Duchien, Nicolas Dolet, Nicolas Pessemier, Clément Quinton.

The UbInnov ADT (Action de Développement Technologique) aims at building a Software Product Line (SPL) for mobile applications named AppliDE reusing the technologies developed in the ADAM project-team. UbInnov aims to industrialize AppliDE, a software product line for mobile applications (iPhone, Android). With AppliDE, the development time of a mobile application is significantly reduced thanks to an automatic generation of code. The generated code supports required features from the device, such as geolocation, camera or connection to external services. Clément Quiton (INRIA ADAM New Graduate Engineer) has been recruited to achieve this task. In June 2010, Oséo provides its support to UbInnov. The next step is now to define the position of UbInnov in the mobile market place with a commercial offer including several versions of AppliDE. AppliDE will be transferred to a spin-off named UbInnov a nd led by Nicolas Dolet (INRIA ADAM Engineer).

Trade cluster CAPPUCINO

Participants : Pierre Carton, Anthony Cleve, Laurence Duchien, Carlos Parra, Nicolas Pessemier, Daniel Romero, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier.

CAPPUCINO (Construction et Adaptation d'aPPlications Ubiquitaires et de Composants d'INtergiciels en environnement Ouvert pour l'industrie du commerce) is a 36-month project of the competitiveness cluster of trade industry of Nord/Pas-de-Calais PICOM (Pôle des Industries du COMmerce – ), which has started in September 2007. The partners of this project are NorSys (leader) which is a SME service company, TELECOM SUD Paris (School of Telecom industry), INRIA, AUCHAN and SI3SI (2 trade companies).

The Project CAPPUCINO aims to propose reliable solutions with the design, the deployment and execution problems of applications for ambient environments in the trade industry. This project addresses issues which are related to modeling context-aware information for ambient environments and take into account this information into runtime platforms. We propose to study the adaptation of the components - application components and execution platform supports - and their context evolution throughout the complete lifecycle of the application. The first ADAM's results are described in section  6.3 .

The PRES - University Lille - Nord de France has awarded the research prize "Collaborative project" 2009 of the competitiveness cluster of trade industry (PICOM) to the CAPPUCINO Project.

Trade cluster ICOM

Participants : Laurence Duchien, Julien Ellart, Gabriel Hermosillo, Lionel Seinturier.

The ICOM project is realized in the context of the competitiveness cluster of trade industry of Nord-Pas de Calais PICOM (Pôle des Industries du COMmerce – ), has started in March 2008 and is a 24-month project. The partners of this project are Atos Origin, Auchan, Décathlon, La Poste, La Redoute, INRIA-ASAP, INRIA-ADAM, INRIA-POPS, GS1, ORANGE France.

Trade industry is being in constant evolution. The massive presence of the Internet, the increasing exigency of quality of service, the ubiquitous and pervasive nature of systems shatter the traditional trade practices, their economical and organizational models.

ICOM (Infrastructure pour le COMmerce du futur) aims at helping companies to enable a fast and easy deployment of new applications using new technologies and infrastructures from the ubiquitous computing world. It will provide a smart infrastructure that will hide the heterogeneity of identifiers (RFID, NFC, bar code), manage data storage and request routing to provide scalability. Several papers have been published this year [21] , [22] .

Trade cluster MIND

Participants : Damien Fournier, Frédéric Loiret, Rémi Mélisson, Philippe Merle, Lionel Seinturier.

MIND is a 2-year project funded by the Minalogic cluster on micro- and nano-technologies. The project started in 2008. The partners of this project include: STMicroelectronics (Leader), CEA, France Telecom R&D, Grenoble 1, INERIS, INRIA, ICT, ISTIA, Itris Automation Square, LOGICA, Schneider Electric, Sogeti High Tech, VERIMAG.

It aims at consolidating the component-based technologies and the tools, which exist around the Fractal component model for building middleware and systems. The goal is to transfer these results into an industrial strength software tool suite in order to foster the adoption of the component-based technologies for designing and developing embedded applications and systems.


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