Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Associated team DYMECOS

Participants : Fabien Campillo, Jérôme Harmand, Claude Lobry, Alain Rapaport, Tewfik Sari, Terence Bayen.

DYMECOS is an associated team with Chile, mainly with CMM (Centro de Modelamiento Matemático), Univ. de Chile, Santiago, DIM (Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática), Universidad de Chile, Santiago and Departamento de Matematica, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM).

Two kinds of investigations have been conducted:

  • minimal time control problems of fedbatch processes with several species, and optimal strategies for the bioremediation of natural water resources,

  • stochastic modelling of the chemostat.

In 2011, the team has been visited by the Chilean researchers D. Jeson (U. Frontera), P. Gajardo (UTFSM, Valparaiso), H. Ramirez (DIM, Santiago) and G. Ruiz (PUCV, Valparaiso). Two Chilean students V. Riquelme and E. Tapia have spent some time in MODEMIC team, and two PhD students J. Fernandez and M. Sebbah have been sent to Chile.

A second Franco-Chilean Workshop on Bioprocess Modelling, co-organized with the Chilean partners, is scheduled in January at Pucón. The workshop gathers mathematicians, process engineers and micro-biologists.

Activities and results are described on the web site Eadymecos .


Participants : Fabien Campillo, Jérôme Harmand, Marc Joannides, Claude Lobry, Alain Rapaport, Tewfik Sari.

The MODEMIC Project-Team is coordinator of the Stic-Amsud project MOMARE “Mathematical models of natural resources management” between INRIA, IMCA (Peru), DIM-CMM (Chile) and PLAMEDA (Argentina). This project has funded the travel of researchers from France to South America and from South America to France. In this context, the MODEMIC Project-Team was visited by E. Ocana (IMCA), H. Ramirez-Cabrera (DIM-CMM), J. Fontbona (DIM-CMM). The project is structured in two subthemes: “microbiology” (bioreactors, waste water treatment) and “harvesting” (“fishery” and “forestry”, but also “mines”). The project will be ended at the second French-Chilean Workshop on Bioprocess Modelling January 16-17, 2012 (Pucón, Chile).


Participants : Jérôme Harmand, Claude Lobry, Tewfik Sari.

The TREASURE network benefits from financial support from INRIA, INRA and African partners of about 20 Keuros/year for three years (2009-2011). In addition, a European IRSES (called COADVISE) project ending in 2012 includes 42 man months available for exchanging PhD and postdoc students within 48 months.

This project was recently extended in a renewed form for a period of four years from January 2012.

LIRIMA Stic-Mada

Participants : Fabien Campillo, Angelo Raherinirina.

The MODEMIC Project-Team is coordinator of the LIRIMA/Stic-Mada project for the theme: modelling and management of natural resources. The thesis of Angelo Raherinirina is prepared in this context in association with the University of Fianarantsoa and IRD. In Antananarivo (Madagascar), September 19-30, we organized the first “Ecole Mathématique Africaine” together with the CIMPA. One of the themes of this school was on Markov modelling for ecological successions.