Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
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: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  1. COM-MED, COMMunication systems with renewable Energy micro-griD

    • Programm: H2020

    • Duration: October 2016 - October 2019

    • Coordinator: Inria

    • Inria contact: Samir M. Perlaza

    • Summary : A smart micro-grid is a small-scale power-grid system consisting of a number of distributed energy sources and loads which is responsible to ensure power sufficiency in a small area. The effectiveness of a smart micro-grid depends on the proper implementation of a communications and networking system which monitors, controls and manages the grid’s operations. Due to the ever growing worldwide energy consumption, the need of an efficient framework for managing the way power is distributed and utilized has increased. The main objective of the project COM-MED is to study the fundamental interplay between communications and power networks in the context of smart micro-grids and renewable energy sources. On one hand, we study advanced signal processing techniques and communications methods to optimize the operation of smart micro-grid systems. On the other hand, we focus on mobile communications networks with renewable energy base-stations (BSs) and we investigate communications and networking techniques that take into account both data traffic and energy profiles to support high quality-of-service (QoS). The objectives of each technical WP have been assigned in such a way as to ensure that the project’s target is realized during the project’s time period. The theoretical results derived from the WPs 3, 4 and 5 will be tested using the telecommunication network of MTN in Cyprus but also the state-of-the-art equipment of the CITI/Inria research lab in France. The outcome of this project will provide a theoretical framework for the optimal cooperation between communications networks and power networks in the context of smart micro-grids and renewable energy sources. This is in line with the objectives of the call’s theme “Renewable Energy” and is of paramount importance for the Mediterranean area. The consortium of the project has the expertise and the infrastructure to implement the objectives set and to bring the project to a successful end.

  2. WindMill, Machine Learning for Wireless Communications

    • Programm: H2020; European Training Network (ETN).

    • Duration: January 2019 - December 2022.

    • Coordinator: Aalborg University, DK

    • Inria contact: Jean-Marie Gorce

    • Summary : With their evolution towards 5G and beyond, wireless communication networks are entering an era of massive connectivity, massive data, and extreme service demands. A promising approach to successfully handle such a magnitude of complexity and data volume is to develop new network management and optimization tools based on machine learning. This is a major shift in the way wireless networks are designed and operated, posing demands for a new type of expertise that requires the combination of engineering, mathematics and computer science disciplines. The ITN project WindMill addresses this need by providing Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) with an expertise integrating wireless communications and machine learning. The project will train 15 ESRs within a consortium of leading international research institutes and companies comprising experts in wireless communications and machine learning. This a very timely project, providing relevant inter-disciplinary training in an area where machine learning represents a meaningful extension of the current methodology used in wireless communication systems. Accordingly, the project will produce a new generation of experts, extremely competitive on the job market, considering the scale by which machine learning will impact the future and empower the individuals that are versed in it. The project will also nurture the sense of responsibility of the ESRs and the other participants through personal engagement in the training program and by promoting teamwork through collaborative joint projects.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020