Team AlGorille

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

Section: Dissemination


Leadership within the Scientific Community

Stéphane Vialle is the leader of the RGE action (Réseau Grand Est) in the ASR GDR of CNRS.

Sylvain Contassot-Vivier is co-animator of the Embedded Pole in the ASR GDR of CNRS.

Martin Quinson and Lucas Nussbaum are members of the steering committee for ADT Aladdin-G5K, and serve as head and vice-head for the Nancy Grid'5000 site from the national perspective. Also, they are missioned by the direction of the Nancy INRIA research center to animate the regional researches on experimental grids. In addition, Lucas Nussbaum is also a member of the technical committee. Finally, Martin Quinson, Lucas Nussbaum and Stéphane Genaud are leading three working groups (respectively on simulating large-scale facilities, on conducting large and complex experimentations on real platforms, and on designing scientific applications for scalability) of the INRIA AE project Héméra on experimental facilities for distributed computing.

Jens Gustedt is co-responsible of the Computer Science Department of the doctoral school IAEM Lorraine, and as such member of the board of that school. He also is member of the executive committee of the project assembly of the INRIA Center Nancy – Grand Est and of the recruitment commission for doctoral students and postdocs of the same center.

Scientific Expertise

In 2010, Jens Gustedt was a member of the thesis committee of Maria Pentcheva, Nancy University.

In 2010, Stéphane Genaud was referee and member of the thesis committee of Fabrice Dupros, University Bordeaux 1, France.

In 2010, Sylvain Contassot-Vivier was a member of the thesis committees of Ahmed Ahmed, University of Strasbourg, Thomas Girod, University Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1, and referee of the thesis of Mirna Eskandar, University of Franche-Comté.

In 2010, Stéphane Vialle was president of the thesis committee of Sekou Diakite, University of Franche-Comté.

Teaching Activities

Martin Quinson is teaching the following modules at ÉSIAL (University Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1): “C and Shell”, “Techniques and Tools To Program” (1A) and “Networks and Systems” (2A). He also participates to the modules “Object Oriented Programming” (1A). He is also responsible of the first year curricula of ÉSIAL.

Lucas Nussbaum is teaching the following modules at IUT Nancy-Charlemagne (University Nancy 2): “Object-oriented programming” (1A), “Networking” (AS), “Installation and configuration of Linux” (Licence pro ASRALL), “Administration of applications and services” (Licence pro ASRALL) and Systems (1A).

Sylvain Contassot-Vivier is teaching “Algorithmic and complexity” (M1), “Introduction to parallelism” (M1), “Communicating systems” (M2), “Dynamical systems” (M2), “Networks” (M2) and “Parallel algorithms” (M2) at the University Henri Poincaré - Nancy 1. He is also responsible of the part of the professional master in “Networks, Services and Mobility” delocalized at Casablanca, Morocco.

Stéphane Vialle is teaching “Information Systems” (M1) at SUPÉLEC at Paris, “Parallel and Distributed Computing, and Computing Grids” (M2) at SUPÉLEC at Metz, “Parallel Programming” (M2) at SUPÉLEC at Paris, “Distributed Applications” (M2-ILC) and “Distributed Systems and Grids” (M2-RISE) at the University of Strasbourg, and “Concurrent Applications: concepts and tools” at CNAM (National French Institution for Adult Training Courses) in Lorraine. He taught “GPU programming and GPU cluster programming” to engineers and researchers in SUPÉLEC and LORIA (one day course and lab). He is also responsible of the organization of computer science teaching at CNAM in Lorraine.

Editorial Activities

Since October 2001, Jens Gustedt is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DMTCS ). DMTCS is a journal that is published electronically by an independent association under French law. Based on a contract with INRIA , its main web-server is located at the LORIA . DMTCS has acquired a good visibility within the concerned domains of Computer Science and Mathematics, which is confirmed by a relatively high impact factor. This year, DMTCS published several special issues and proceedings volumes of noticeable events in the domain.

In 2010, Jens Gustedt has served as program committee member of the 19th Euromicro International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing PDP 2011 , and of the 2nd Workshop on Complex Networks CompleNet 2010 .

Lucas Nussbaum was member of the organization and program committee for the Grid'5000 Spring School 2010 , and delivered a keynote talk on “Working efficiently on Grid'5000”.

Martin Quinson has served as program committee member of the following events: The Grid'5000 Spring School 2010, the Third IEEE/ACM International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems (SimuTools'10), the 11th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Clouds and Grid Computing (CCGrid'10) and the 5th International Workshop on Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Peer-to-peer environments (MSOP2P 2011, associated to Euromicro PDP 2011).

Stéphane Genaud was member of the program committee of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Grid Computing 2010 and the 22nd IASTED International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems (PDCS 2010).

Stéphane Vialle was one of the Program Chairs of the 3rd International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance (PDCoF'2010 ), and of the 4th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing in Finance (PDCoF'2011 ). Stéphane Vialle was also member of the program committee of the international conference on Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2011 ), and was member of the twentieth RenPar conference committee ("Rencontres francophones du Parallélisme") (Renpar 2011 ).


In 2010, members of the team served as referees for the following journals and conferences:


Discrete Applied Mathematics, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Grid Computing, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Neural Networks


ARCS 2011, EuroPar 2010, Grid 2010, IPDPS 2011, PDCoF 2010, PDP 2011, PDCS 2010,


Jens Gustedt also participated to the evaluation process for PhD thesis CIFRE, and has been expert for a funding program of the government of Wallonia Region, Belgium.

Invitations and participations to scientific events

Stéphane Vialle was invited speaker to the Mons GPU Day seminar, in Mons, Belgium, in November 2010.

Martin Quinson was invited to give a three hours tutorial at the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation (HPCS'10) on Experimenting HPC Systems with Simulation in Caen, France in June.

He was also invited to give a regular presentation on Performance Assessment of Distributed Scientific Applications at the workshop “Challenges & Pitfalls of Performance Assurance”, associated to CECMG'10 in Darmstadt, Germany in March.


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