Team AxIS

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

Section: Other Grants and Activities

National Initiatives


The following national intiatives are briefly described in this section.

ANR: MIDAS Project (2008-2010) - extended to June 2011

Participants : Yves Lechevallier, Florent Masseglia [resp.] , Brigitte Trousse, Maurice Yared, Chongsheng Zhang.

The MIDAS project “Mining Data Streams”, granted by ANR, has started on January 2008 and will be completed by June 2011 (extended deadline).

The MIDAS project aims at studying, developing and demonstrating new methods for summarizing data streams. It tackles the following scientific challenges related to the construction of summaries:

Last year, we have coordinated and participated in the final version of a delivrable written by all partners in their work, on the topic of “Summarizing data streams by means of patterns extraction” [86] .

This year, we are authors of a delivrable made of a demonstrator on “Summarizing a data stream by means of SCDS” [68] . This demonstrator implements the SCDS method from the Ph.D. thesis of Alice Marascu [91] .

Partners are Ceregmia, EDF, France Telecom R&D, LIRMM, Telecom ParisTech and Inria.


ANR: MyCitizSpace Project(2008-2010)- extended to June 2011

Participants : Pascal Marie-Dessoude, Dominique Scapin [resp.] .

The ANR project MyCitizSpace started in January 2008 (36 months, contact). MyCitizSpace « Méthode et outils de conception basés sur une approche d'Ingénierie Dirigée par les Modèles (IDM) pour l'exécution distribuée des téléprocédures plastiques à espace de données personnelles sécurisé » aims at the design of a method and tools based on a Model-Driven Architecture for the distributed execution of plastic teleprocedures incorporating a secure personal data space). In short, it means studying, designing and evaluating software models, methods and tools that will support the design of e-procedures (part of e-government applications), with a user-centered focus. MyCitizSpace is jointly conducted by three research laboratories (INRIA Rocquencourt, LIG Grenoble, IRIT Toulouse), two companies specialized in teleprocedures, Model-Driven Architecture (Genigraph), security of the electronic documents lifecycle (Almetis), and two partners providing access to field applications in e-government (Région Midi-Pyrénées et Direction Régionale du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle d'Ile-de-France). The research focuses on current developments in e-administration, particularly concerning the dematerialization (paperless environment); it concerns both the end users to facilitate their access to the administrative procedures, and the administration to streamline their processes. Overall, the goal is to aim for the most seamless possible electronic procedures between the administrations and the citizen.

In collaboration with IRIT, a study of future technologies allowing the electronic management of information or data "so-called personal" within an Individual Information Space has been conducted [60] .

The research work resulted in a book chapter on e-government. [52] and two conference papers on interfaces plasticity [37] , [48] .

Partners: Genigraph (project coordinator), INRIA, IRIT, LIG (HCI team), Almetis, DRTEFP d'Ile de France, Région Midi-Pyrénées.

ANR: PIMI Project (end 2010- end 2013)

Participants : Pascal Marie-Dessoude, Dominique Scapin [resp.] .

The future Internet will bring a growing number of networked applications (services), devices and individual data (including private ones) to end-users. The important challenges are the organization of their access, and the guarantee of trust and privacy. The objectives of the PIMI project are the definition of a design environment and a deployment platform for Personal Information Management system (PIM). The future PIM must provide the end-user personal data access with services that are relevant to his needs. In order to take mobility into account, the PIM will be accessed both by mobile devices (smartphone) and Personal Computers. With the increasing number of services and associated data being accessible through Internet, the number and complexity of PIM will augment dramatically in the near future. This will require strong research investment in a number of topics, all contributing to the expected usability and accessibility of Individual Information Spaces for the end-user. Therefore, the main issues and the scientific locks are:

Partners: Genigraph (project coordinator), LRI, IRIT, Institut Telecom, INRIA, Montimage, The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Web 2.0: Scar Project (nov 2009- nov 2011)

Participants : Florian Bonacina, Anne-Laure Negri, Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse [resp.] .

The goal of the Scar(SCAR: Système Collaboratif et Adaptatif de Recommandations) projet is to provide to users of an advanced bookmarking system a recommender based on social navigation. With the technology available in the project, when visiting a web site, users can store "dynamic bookmarks", that is, they can select a part of the current web page and put it in their personal space. Later on, if the content of the selection is updated, the users will see the updated content on the selected aera. With this technology a personal web page can display a great variety of views presenting latest updated content.

For the recommender, the challenge comes from the dynamics of the bookmarks needing to consider the content of the selected area and to relate it to previous bookmarking. In this context, personalized recommendations will be calculated from past selection of the user, from bookmarks of users with a similar navigation profile. Some requirements for a user-centered design are made in [67] .

Partners: Wozaïk (project coordinator), INRIA


Web 2.0: 2.0 Process Project (nov.2009-nov 2011)

Participants : Pascal Marie-Dessoude, Dominique Scapin [resp.] .

Process 2.0 proposes to consider the collaborative process as a composition of business services, "drawn" by end users through a collaborative design studio process that supports a multi-faceted modeling and integration of patterns. These processes leverage to deliver new business processes and creating real "social networks" that encourage industrial partnerships in providing these business services to professional communities. This approach incorporates a vision of "Software As A Service" and "Platform as a Service ", and allows a solution " from start to end " to users, freeing up investment and project management of deployments on their own infrastructure.

A review on tools for collaborative and end-user design was delivered [58] as well an ergonomics needs analysis [59] .

Partners: Genigraph (project coordinator), INRIA, LIESP (via INSAVALOR), Petals link (ex EBM Websourcing), Région Midi-Pyrénées.


ICT Usage Lab, member of the French Network of Living labs

AxIS carried on with current founding partners (Orange Labs, INRIA, CSTB, UNS) the Living lab  ICT Usage Lab  (Sophia-Antipolis) activities at the national level through efforts towards the set up of the French Living lab network. After the 4th labelling wave launched by the ENoLL network, there are now 25 LL in France (14 new ones). The ICT Usage Lab organised in Paris the 3rd meeting of the French Living lab Network (17 participants, 12 living labs were represented). This meeting was an opportunity to define the roadmap for the development and structuring of the French living lab network.

National Inria projects

We had several contacts with on going or coming Inria projects:

Other Collaborations

Academic Collaborations

Strategic Partnership between France Telecom - Inria; such a partnership (see RA2009) was in stand-by in 2010 at the national level. One concrete action for AxIS with Orange labs in this context was the CRE contract (cf.. 7.1 )..


Logo Inria