Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Grants


ANR MURPHY: Dependability-focused Evaluation of Sensor Networks

Participant : Animesh Pathak [correspondent] .

  • Name: MURPHY – Dependability-focused Evaluation of Sensor Networks

  • Related activities: §  6.5

  • Period: [January 2011 – December 2013]

  • Partners: CNAM, Inria ARLES, LAAS - CNRS, SmartGrains, Univ. Valenciennes.

Murphy aims at easing the development of dependable and pervasive applications built on top of robust wireless sensor networks, thus providing a mean for early detection of possible failures, by estimating dependability metrics. This endeavor is undertaken by providing:

  • Fault detection based on in-network event processing,

  • Fault injection which attempts to accelerate the occurrence of faults so as to judge the quality of the error handling and hence, facilitate the evaluation of dependability,

  • Advanced code dissemination across sensor networks, which is intended to (i) enable the dynamic and distributed insertion of faults and (ii) hide from the end user the complexity related to this task,

  • Suitable abstractions to reason on faults, wireless sensor networks, data-centric and event-driven applications.

The aforementioned components enable to detect faults, diagnose possible causes and select appropriate corrective actions, and therefore to consolidate the dependability of sensor applications.

Inria Support

Inria D2T Action de Developpement Technologique MobiTools

Participants : Valérie Issarny, Bachir Moussa Tari Bako.

  • Name: MobiToolsEnvironnement de développement logiciel pour plateforme mobiles

  • Period: [January 2011 – December 2012]

  • Partners: Inria (CRI Paris-Rocquencourt, EPI ARLES)

As part of the development of our software prototypes, MobiTools focuses on setting a supporting continuous integration platform (compilation, test, profiling, quality).

Inria D2T Action de Developpement Technologique Yarta

Participants : Animesh Pathak, George Rosca.

  • Name: YartaMiddleware for mobile social ecosystems

  • Period: [October 2012 – September 2013]

  • Partners: Inria (CRI Paris-Rocquencourt, EPI ARLES)

This project targets the development of Yarta, a middleware for managing mobile social ecosystems, which builds upon existing research in context-awareness in the pervasive computing domain. The work involves development effort in the multi-layer middleware architecture of Yarta, providing the needed functionalities, including i) Storage of social data in an interoperable format, using semantic technologies such as RDF; ii) Extraction of social ties from context (both physical and virtual); iii) Enforcement of access control to protect social data from arbitrary access; and iv) A rich set of mobile social ecosystem (MSE) management functionalities, using which mobile social applications can be developed. Specifically, the ADT will be used to support the public open source release and evolution of the Yarta middleware, which is currently a research prototype.