Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


META-TRAM is a PEPS-CNRS project funded for two years (2013-2015). It aims at studying tensor methods for analyzing traffic data. Indeed, for a better management of mobility in modern cities (avoid or better control episodes of congestion, accurately predict traffic trends, finely analyze urban and suburban trips via multimodal networks), it is necessary to develop appropriate analytic tools that integrate multimodality and heterogeneity of networks from inherently multidimensional measures. Three areas are studied: tensor modeling for estimating origin-destination matrices, dynamic clustering flow and synthesis of distributed algorithms adapted to large volume of data, diversity of sensors, and their spatial dispersion. This project involves also I3S Lab (Sophia Antipolis) and CRAN (Nancy).

Projet exploratoire Persyval LOCATE-ME

LOCATE-ME (LOcalization teChniques for pedestriAn navigaTion based on inErtial MEasurements in indoor environments) is a Persyval project funded from April 2014 to August 2015. It aims at proposing a new and fresh look on innovative technologies for localization. It will construct the scientific foundations for development of a prototype of a pedestrian indoor localization system, which has the ability to monitor and track the positions of pedestrians in an indoor environment, where GPS is not available. LOCATE-ME will bring some responses on how to advance the current pedestrian navigation solutions for the critical domains, using robust software. The specific contribution of LOCATE-ME will be the development of a novel fusion algorithm merging two different methods of localization (INS and SHS) to obtain a concrete improvement on tracking position. This project involves also Tyrex team (LIG, Inria Grenoble).

Other collaborations

Inertial and magnetic data integration for human movements analysis

The goal of this consortium, which is in its second year, is to work on how to deal with inertial data in different or complementary fields. Orange Grenoble lab works on the analysis of inertial data and sells some smart-phones equipped with inertial unit. The goal of Orange is to develop from these data some analysis bricks. The bricks are identified by: a) Monitoring of activity by identifying postures and deduce the activity by a correlation table, b) Prevention of falls by an analysis of walking monitoring, c) Monitoring of indoor and outdoor trajectory, d) Position of the sensor, and e) Identification of the dynamic parts of the signal. Orange offers to provide laboratories participating in the consortium: a) The database created through a 2012 IGS experiment where 7 peoples wore smart-phones for 3 months and the report of the experiment, b) The ability to store the data recorded by the consortium on a server in the capacity limit of the predefined server, c) The loan of smart-phones, and d) A schedule of specifications of a service activity monitoring of remote person. A consortium agreement has been signed by eight laboratories: INSA-INL, UJF-AGIM, UJF-GIPSA, CNRS-LAAS, CNRS-IRIT, Ecole des mines de Douai, ISFTTAR, UTT et Orange Labs.