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
XML PDF e-pub
PDF e-Pub

Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

“BottleNet: Understanding and Diagnosing End-to-end Communication Bottlenecks of the Internet”, project funded by the French research agency (ANR), from Feb 2016 to Sep 2020.

Inria Support

Inria IPL BetterNet

Participants : Renata Teixeira, Vassilis Christophides, Giulio Grassi.

BetterNet aims at building and delivering a scientific and technical collaborative observatory to measure and improve the Internet service access as perceived by users. In this Inria Project Lab, we will propose new original user-centered measurement methods, which will associate social sciences to better understand Internet usage and the quality of services and networks. Our observatory can be defined as a vantage point, where:

  1. tools, models and algorithms/heuristics will be provided to collect data,

  2. acquired data will be analyzed, and shared appropriately with scientists, stakeholders and civil society,

  3. and new value-added services will be proposed to end-users.

Inria ADT SocialBus

Participants : Valérie Issarny , Rafael Angarita, Nikolaos Georgantas, Ehsan Ahvar , Lior Diler .

Computer-mediated communication can be defined as any form of human communication achieved through computer technology. From its beginnings, it has been shaping the way humans interact with each other, and it has influenced many areas of society. There exist a plethora of social interaction services enabling computer-mediated social communication (e.g., Skype, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, WhatsApp, Twitter, Slack, etc.). Based on personal preferences, users may prefer a social interaction services rather than another. As a result, users sharing same interests may not be able to interact since they are using incompatible technologies.

To tackle the above interoperability barrier, we propose SocialBus, a middleware solution targeted to enable the interaction via heterogeneous social interaction services. The ADT specifically supports the related implementation through the funding an engineer, toward technology transfer in the mid-term.

The SocialBus software is available under the AGPL open source license at