Team AxIS

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Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

European Initiatives


The following european initiatives are briefly described in this section:

ICT Usage Lab: LLSS2010 Summer School and EnOLL association

Participants : Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse.

Participants : Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse.

the First European Living Labs Summer School

The First European Living Lab Summer School was held in Paris at the Cité des sciences et de l'industrie la Villette from August 25th to 27th, 2010 This summer school was proposed by the ami-community Learning open innovation and living labs created at the end of 2009. It was organised by two French living labs (ICT Usage Lab, Integrative Usage Lab), Esocenet and Unbla. The summer school was launched by Claudie Haigneré (President of universcience) and gathered more than 80 participants coming from 24 countries among which Canada, Mexico, Taïwan, Senegal and Singapore. The workshop have produced a landscape of practices and research knowledge and a roadmap for contributing to major societal issues innovation. Proceedings will soon be made available to the whole Living Lab Community. More additional information on the official web site:

ENoLL, European Network of Living Labs

In january 25, 2010, an International Non for Profit Association under Belgian law (AISBL) was created from ENoLL and the ICT Usage Lab is “creating member” of the ENoLL association, CSTB, France Telecom - Orange Labs and University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis as co-funders of the ICT Usage Lab have accepted that INRIA was the legal entity representing the living lab.

B. Trousse (representative of the effective member ICT Usage Lab) was elected as member of the ENoLL administration board.

FP7 ICT objective 1.3: ELLIOT STREP

Participants : Mylène Leitzelman, Anne-Laure Negri, Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse [resp.] .

The ELLIOT project (Experiential Living Labs for the Internet of Things) aims at developing an Internet Of Things (IOT) experiential platform where users/citizens are directly involved in co-creating, exploring and experimenting new ideas, concepts and technological artifacts related to IOT applications and services. Based on a three levels experiential model issued from previous European projects, the study will capitalize on existing practices of co-creation in IoT contexts . It will allow the exploration of the potential impact of IOT and of the Future Internet in the context of the Open User Centered Innovation paradigm followed in the Living Lab approach.

In this project AxIS is involved in all work packages with small contributions in the modeling phase (WP1) [62] the state of the art of user co-creation tools and techniques (WP3) [55] and dissemination (WP5). Main contributions, are in :

The Green Services use cases will involve three partners:

In the Green Services use cases, existing data coming from sensors already installed in urban sites will be complemented by data provided by citizen. Indeed, participants to the experiment will have fixed andor mobile sensors (green watch, Arduino sensors, sensors on electrical vehicles).They will contribute to a better collect of data and will define specific information services according to their needs.

Partners : TXT Polymedia,Italy (project coordinator), University of Nottingham, University of Readings, BIBA, Hospital San Rafael, CENG, Fing, Vulog.


FP7 ICT objective 1.6: FIREBALL Coordination Support Action

Participants : Marc Pallot, Bernard Senach, Brigitte Trousse [resp.] .

FIREBALL(Future Internet Research and Experimentation By Adopting Living Labs - towards Smart Cities) is a coordination action which establishes a coordination mechanism through which a network of Smart Cities across Europe engages in long term collaboration for adopting User Driven Open Innovation to explore the opportunities of the Future Internet.

The key objectives of Fireball are :

  1. To achieve European-wide coordination of methodologies and approaches in the domains of FIRE and Living lab

  2. To leverage European-wide available assets for exploring Future Internet opportunities

  3. To ensure coordinated development and sharing of best practices of Future Internet innovation in pilot cities and sectors.

In this project AxIS is mainly involved in two workpackages (WP1 and WP2) with the aim of setting up a FI research domain cartography. We first provided a review of main actors and projects at the international level from which we draw a first cartography [64] .

The cartography is currently under a validation process through interviews with FI experts.The next step is to set up a cartography of the Smart Cities field and to connect it to a previous analysis of the Living lab field which was presented at the 1st Summer School of Living Labs in august 2010 (see 6.12 ). The goal is to articulate these three analysis altogether to provide a coherent view of the different domains (Smart Cities, Living Labs and Future Internet). The roadmap for Fireball will be defined through links connecting the different domains of these three research fields.

Partners (17): LTU-CDT (Sweden), AALTO (Finland), AENESCEN (Italy), MCC (United Kingdom), SAIM (Netherlands), ESADE (Spain), ALFAMICRO (Portugal), ISA (Portugal), E-NOVA (Portugal ) HK (Finland), INRIA (France), DIMES (Finland), IBBT (Belgium), AUTH (Greece), OY (Finland), IMAGES & RESEAUX (France), BCN (Spain)


EU-Asian IDEAS Project (2010-2012)

Participants : Marc Csernel, Yves Lechevallier [resp.] .

Ideas (Integrating and Developing European Asian Studies) is an European project which regroup a set of European Institution dealing with Asian Humanities plus INRIA. The overall objective of IDEAS is to make progress in coordinating and bringing together academic research, researchers and policy-makers. IDEAS will make use of the expertise and resources of a recently created network, the European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF) , which comprises 44 research institutions from ten EU countries and nine Asian countries and Russia, which specialize in Asian studies, and a network of 22 field research centers run by ECAF members across Asia. The project started on 1st January 2010 and will run for 30 months.

Project Work Packages:

Partners: Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, University of Turku Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, British Academy, Asien-Afrika-Institut of the University of Hamburg, Istituto italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente and INRIA.

For a more complete view of IDEAS see or .

COST TwinTide Action

Participant : Dominique Scapin.

IC0904-TwinTide is a usability and user experience research community running under the auspices of COST ( ). TwinTide is the acronym for  Towards the Integration of TransectorialIT Design and Evaluation . The main objective of the Action is to harmonise research and practice on design and evaluation methodologies for computing artefacts, across sectors and disciplines. Third-wave human computer interaction (HCI) is characterised by a diversifying user base and use contexts, new emphasis on user experience and new interaction styles. This implies a need for informed method choice sensitive to domains, user groups and system objectives. Effective method use requires complex judgments about applicability across applications and genres, with failure implying significant financial and human costs. The adoption of ICT across ages and abilities further increases the need for sound design and evaluation (D&E) methods, which bring about useful, usable, desirable computing artefacts that improve life quality. Effective cross-sectorial transfer of D&E methods is plausible and demonstrable. Relevant research work, however, is fragmented and scattered. The Action aims to provide harmonization and leadership currently lacking in this field by bringing together researchers and D&E professionals. Their broad experience of D&E methods deployed in different sectors and disciplines enables comparison of method applications, assessing transferability of both established and novel approaches. These collaborative activities in Working Groups and open Workshops will facilitate production of a generic D&E method selection and application framework and scientific publications reaching the wider research community. The Action will also provide young interdisciplinary researchers with systematic training and networking opportunities such as STSMs (short-term scientific missions) and Training Schools.

For the list of very numerous partners, see

Others initiatives

Participants : Brigitte Trousse, Bernard Senach.

Other Collaborations


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