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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


Participants : Nabil Djarallah, Fawaz Paraïso, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier [correspondant] .

SocEDA is a 36-month 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 : Nabil Djarallah, Laurence Duchien [correspondant] , Nicolas Petitprez.

MOANO (Models & Tools for Pervasive Applications focusing on Territory Discovery) is a 46-month project of the ANR CONTINT program which started in December 2010. The partners are LIUPPA/University of Pau and Pays de L'Adour, University of Toulouse/IRIT, University of Grenoble/LIG, University of Lille/LIFL/Inria. While going through a territory, mobile users often encounter problems with their handheld computers/mobiles. Some locally stored data become useless or unnecessary whereas other data is not included in the handheld computer. Some software components, part of the whole applications can become unnecessary to process some information or documents that the user did no plan to manage during his mission. In order to answer such difficulties, our project has three operational studies which are i) to enlarge the communication scale, ii) to provide people without computer-science skills with a toolset that will enable them to produce/configure mapping applications to be hosted on their mobile phone and iii) to process all the documents of interest in order to make their spatial and thematic semantics available to mobile users.

ANR YourCast

Participants : Laurence Duchien [correspondant] , Clément Quinton, Daniel Romero.

YourCast (Software Product Lines for Broadcasting Systems) is a 36-month ANR Emergence project that started in January 2012 and that involves University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Valorpaca and Inria ADAM. The project aims at defining an information broadcasting system by a dedicated software product line which will be used in schools or events, such as gatherings of scouts.

FUI Macchiato

Participants : Nabil Djarallah, Laurence Duchien [correspondant] , Nicolas Petitprez, Romain Rouvoy.

Macchiato is a 36-month project of the competitivity cluster PICOM (Pôle des Industries du COMmerce ), which has started in January 2011. The partners of this project are Auchan (leader), University of Bordeaux/LABRI, Inria, and the Web Pulser SME. The Macchiato project aims at rethinking the design of e-commerce sites to better integrate the Internet of Things and facilitate online sales. In addition to setting up an infrastructure and a common application base, this challenge needs to refocus the design of e-commerce sites on the concept of "single electronic cart". We believe that including the next generation of e-commerce sites will enable to offer a personalized offer to consumers by adapting the content and form of the web sites to their preferences and needs and will allow them to manage their purchases uniformly with a single electronic cart  [79] .

FUI EconHome

Participants : Aurélien Bourdon, Rémi Druilhe, Laurence Duchien, Adel Noureddine, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier [correspondant] .

EconHome is a 40-month project funded by FUI and labelized by the Minalogic and Systematic competitivity clusters. The project started in July 2010. The partners of this project include Sagemcom, Orange, STMicroelectronics, ST-Ericsson, SPiDCOM, Utrema, COMSIS, DOCEA, CEA, ETIS. The project aims at reducing the energy consumption of home and middleware networks. The target is to reduce of at least 70% the energy consumption of devices such as residential gateways, set top boxes, CPL plugs. Two axes are investigated: the optimization of the energy consumption of individual devices with innovative low power and sleep modes, and the optimization of the overall network with innovative techniques, such as service migration and energy aware service feedbacks to the user.

FUI Hermes

Participants : Laurence Duchien, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier [correspondant] .

Hermes is a 41-month project funded by FUI and labelized by the PICOM (Pôle des Industries du COMmerce ) competitivity cluster which has started in August 2012. The goal of the project is to define a modular and context-aware marketing platform for the retail industry. The focus is put on the interactions with customers in order to extract and mine relevant informations related to shopping habits, and on a multi-device, cross-canal, approach to better match customer usages.

FSN PIA Datalyse

Participants : Filip Křikava, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier [correspondant] , Bo Zhang.

Datalyse is a 36-month project of the FSN Programme Investissement d'Avenir Cloud Computing 3rd call for projects. The project started in May 2013. The partners are Business & Decision Eolas, Groupement des Mousquetaires, Université Grenoble 1, Université Lille 1, Inria, Université Montpellier 2. The project aims at defining an elastic cloud computing infrastructure for processing big volumes of data. The originality of the project is to consider jointly data generated by users and by the infrastructure, and to correlated data at these two levels.


Participants : Laurence Duchien [correspondant] , Alexandre Feugas, Lionel Seinturier.

ARC SERUS (2011–13) (Software Engineering for Resilient Ubiquitous Systems) is funded by the Inria collaboration program. The partners are Inria ADAM, Inria PHOENIX and TSF-LAAS (CNRS). Resilience is defined as the ability of a system to stay dependable when facing changes. For example, a building management system (e.g., anti-intrusion, fire detection) needs to evolve at runtime (e.g., deployment of new functions) because its critical nature excludes interrupting its operation. Resilience concerns occur in various application domains such as civil systems (civil protection, control of water or energy, etc.) or private systems (home automation, digital assistance, etc.). The objectives of this project is to propose a design-driven development methodology for resilient systems that takes into account dependability concerns in the early stages and ensures the traceability of these requirements throughout the system life-cycle, even during runtime evolution. To provide a high level of support, this methodology will rely on a design paradigm dedicated to sense/compute/control applications. This design will be enriched with dependability requirements and used to provide support throughout the system life-cycle.

Inria ADT AntDroid

Participants : María Gómez Lacruz, Nicolas Haderer, Christophe Ribeiro, Romain Rouvoy [correspondant] .

ADT AntDroid (2012–14) is a technology development initiative supported by Inria that aims at pushing the results of Nicolas Haderer's PhD thesis into production. AntDroid therefore focuses on deploying and disseminating the APISENSE® software platform to the public and to support the users of the platform. APISENSE® is a distributed platform dedicated to crowd-sensing activities. APISENSE® exploits the sensors of mobile devices that are shared by participants to observe physical or behavioral phenomenons. The challenges related to the development of such a platform encompasses user privacy and security, battery preservation, and user accessibility.