South America

STIC AmSud Programme de coopération en science et technologie

MOSAIC: Mobile Crowd Sensing and data Offloading in Collaborative Networks (2014-2016)

The MOSAIC project aims at studying and defining efficient and scalable mobile data offloading and caching mechanisms in collaborative networks. The main objective is to tackle the challenging issue of the quality of service and experience of end-users (operators, providers or clients) when exchanging big amounts of data through wireless and mobile collaborative networks. A novel and innovative aspect is to define smart monitoring techniques and architectures for the existing offloading issues within the current mobile data surge. We plan to evaluate our approach on an emulated network as well as using a real French platform.

CUDEN: Collaborative Centric User-Device Networking (2011-1013)

CUDEN’s main objective is to provide support for ad-hoc cooperative communities between various devices to facilitate collaborative activities by extending users’ physical experience and capabilities. It will provide advanced devices connectivity services enabling new types of communication to assist collaborative activities by extending users’ physical experience and capabilities. To this end, we will develop data processing and context modeling techniques to analyze users’ social and surrounding environment information provided by various devices ranging from enhanced sensors to common products as smart-phones. The CUDEN techniques will also ease the management of ad-hoc cooperative communities composed of a great diversity of devices. The resulting services will adapt so as to improve the user experience and build sustaining value and differentiation in decision making processes.

SCAN: Self-Conscious Ambient Networks (2009-2010)

SCAN's main objective is the creation of a pervasive space of services on top of Internet, managed by ambient service servers structured in overlay networks. Service servers will deliver high level services to mobile users connected to a great diversity of access networks. Different issues related to this objective will be investigated such as architectural requirements, service design and composition techniques, as well as modeling, validation and QoS of adaptive mechanisms for self-conscious network communication and users mobility. SCAN aims to establish an integrative activity based on the proposed common research program. SCAN will go beyond a mere integration of the research activities of the consortium members, by involving a large participation of its members in research activities and organisations within the whole research area by the integration of network technologies.



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European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

KIC Future information and communication society: EIT Digital

EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. Its way of working embodies the future of innovation through a pan-European ecosystem of over 200 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and entrepreneurs collaborate in an open innovation setting. This pan-European ecosystem is located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Braga, Budapest, Brussels, Eindhoven, Edinburgh, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milano, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Stockholm, Trento, and San Francisco.

EU Research and Innovation Programme

FP7 MOTO Project (2013-2016)

The MOTO project proposes a traffic offloading architecture that exploits in a synergic way a diverse set of offloading schemes, including offloading from cellular to other wireless infrastructures (such as Wi-Fi), and also offloading to multi-hop ad hoc communications between users devices.

FP6 ANA Project (2006-2009)

The Autonomic Network Architecture Project aims at exploring novel ways of organizing and using networks beyond legacy Internet technology. The ultimate goal is to design and develop a novel autonomic networking architecture that enables flexible, dynamic, and fully autonomous formation of network nodes as well as whole networks. Universities and research institutes from Europe and Northern America are participating in this project. The resulting autonomic network architecture will allow dynamic adaptation and re-organisation of the network according to the working, economical and social needs of the users. This is expected to be especially challenging in a mobile context where new resources become available dynamically, administrative domains change frequently, and the economic models may vary.

Autonomic Communication: Coordination Action (2004-2006)

The ACCA will coordinate and integrate a harmonised R&D programme targeting new proactive initiative within FET with the focus on self-organisation of a network element's autonomic behaviour exposed by innovative (cross-layer optimised, context-aware, and securely programmable) protocol stack in its interaction with numerous often-dynamic network communities. The goals are to understand how desired element's behaviours are learned, influenced or changed, and how, in turn, these affect other elements, groups and network.The ACCA will build an autonomic communication R&D community prepared to undertake practical steps in realising the R&D programme. Recognising that ACCA aims to solve the problem of communication infrastructure evolvability through self-organisation and that this research requires a broad interdisciplinary approach the Action will explore concurrently multiple paradigm spaces addressing the problem from the viewpoints of software and hardware developments, radio technology advances, design methodology, control theory, formal methods, distributed systems research, etc.


ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche)

DataTweet (2013-2016)

The DataTweet project proposes to explore the idea of a ubiquitous public data service for transmitting short messages in a similar way to Twitter. Any user of the service will be able to send a short message at a very low rate to some destination address over various access networks: open 802.11 hotspots, base stations of LTE, car-to-infrastructure stations of 802.11p. The user sends its message to the nearest wireless network at hand (for instance a 802.11 hotspot) that will forward it in a multihop way to the destination by the elements of the infrastructure network.

CONNECT (2010-2012)

The CONNECT project will contribute to the definition and evaluation of a new paradigm for the future Internet: a content-centric network (CCN) where, rather than interconnecting remote hosts like IP, the network directly manages the information objects that users publish, retrieve and exchange. The project will build on existing CCN proposals, adopting as a starting point the concept currently promoted by Van Jacobson at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

RESCUE (2010-2013)

In RESCUE, we propose to exploit the controlled mobility of mobile routers to help a base network in trouble provide a better service. The base network may be any access network or metropolitan network (including wired and wireless technologies). Troubles may come from an increase of unplanned traffic, a failure of an equipment, or a power outage.

RNRT (Réseaux de Recherche et d'innovation technologiques)

AMARILLO (12/04-06/05)
Action Spécifique ASPRONET (01/02-12/02)
AMARRAGE (04/00-06/02