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Inria Associate Teams

SIMS
  • Title: Toward realistic and efficient simulation of highly complex systems

  • Inria principal investigator: Julien Pettré

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States) - GAMMA Research Group - Ming LIN

  • Duration: 2012 - 2014

  • The general goal of SIMS is to make significant progress toward realistic and efficient simulation of highly complex systems which raise combinatory explosive problems. This proposal is focused on human motion and interaction, and covers 3 active topics with wide application range: 1. Crowd simulation: virtual human interacting with other virtual humans, 2. Autonomous virtual humans: who interact with their environment, 3. Physical Simulation: real humans interacting with virtual environments. SIMS is orthogonally structured by transversal questions: the evaluation of the level of realism reached by a simulation (which is a problem by itself in the considered topics), considering complex systems at various scales (micro, meso and macroscopic ones), and facing combinatory explosion of simulation algorithms.

Inria International Partners

  • Collaboration with Zhejiang University, State Key Lab CAD&CG, China. Lead by Franck Multon and Julien Pettré (France) and Qunsheng Peng and Weidong Geng (China), following the EA BIRD (ended in 2010). The collaboration mainly involves the co-supervision of a PhD student.

  • Collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Lead by Benoit Bideau and Richard Kulpa (France) and Cathy Craig (UK).