Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Results

Smart*: design, multi-modeling and co-simulation and supervision of mobile CPS/IoT

Participants : Laurent Ciarletta [contact] , Ye-Qiong Song, Yannick Presse, Julien Vaubourg, Emmanuel Nataf, Petro Aksonenko, Virgile Dauge, Louis Viard, Florian Greff, Virginie Galtier, Thomas Paris.

Vincent Chevrier (former Maia team, Dep 5, LORIA) is a collaborator and the correspondant for the MS4SG/MECSYCO project, as well as Christine Bourjot (former MAIA team, Dep 5, LORIA).

Sylvain Contassot-Vivier (Dep 3, Loria) is a collaborator on the Grone project and is directing Virgile Daugé with Laurent Ciarletta.

Pierre-Etienne Moreau is a collaborator on the CEOS project and is directing Louis Viard with Laurent Ciarletta.

Virginie Galtier from CentraleSupélec is now a member of the Loria laboratory and will integrate the future Simbiot team (Systems of Interactive aMBient Intelligent ObjecTs).

In Pervasive or Ubiquitous Computing, a growing number of communicating/computing devices are collaborating to provide users with enhanced and ubiquitous services in a seamless way.

These systems, embedded in the fabric of our daily lives, are complex: numerous interconnected and heterogeneous entities are exhibiting a global behavior impossible to forecast by merely observing individual properties. Firstly, users physical interactions and behaviors have to be considered. They are influenced and influence the environment. Secondly, the potential multiplicity and heterogeneity of devices, services, communication protocols, and the constant mobility and reorganization also need to be addressed. Our research in this field is going towards both closing the loop between humans and systems, physical and computing systems, and taming the complexity, using multi-modeling (to combine the best of each domain specific model) and co-simulation (to design, develop and evaluate) as part of a global conceptual and practical toolbox.

We proposed the AA4MM meta-model [45] that solves the core challenges of multimodeling and simulation coupling in an homogeneous perspective. In AA4MM, we chose a multi-agent point of view: a multi-model is a society of models; each model corresponds to an agent and coupling relationships correspond to interaction between agents. In the MECSYCO-NG (formerly MS4SG, Multi Simulation for Smart Grids) project which involves some members of the former MAIA team, Madynes and EDF R&D on smart-grid simulation, we developed a proof of concepts for a smart-appartment case that serves as a basis for building up use cases, and we have worked on some specific cases provided by our industrial partner. We also collaborated with researchers from the Green UL laboratory.

In 2017 we worked on the following research topics:

The technical report [43] has been extended into a journal paper under revision for a publication in 2018.