Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Labs

  • LIRIMA (Laboratoire international de recherche en informatique et mathématiques appliquées): Madynes is associated with the MASECNESS research team of the Yaoundé University, Cameroun. The collaboration is about wireless sensors networks and was the support for funding student mobility (4 months this year). The LIRIMA has also supported the purchase of thirty sensors used in our common work. Some results have been presented this year at the scientific workshop of the LIRIMA held in St-Louis of Senegal.

  • Since September 2015, Thomas Silverston is on leave at JFLI (délégation CNRS), an international joint-laboratory between CNRS, Inria, UPMC, Univ. Paris Sud, Keio University, NII and the University of Tokyo located in Tokyo, Japan. He is currently hosted at the University of Tokyo. His main research objectives are on virtualization on new network architecture (e.g.: ICN/NDN) through the use of software-defined networking or Network Function Virtualization.

    Dash Kondo, a PhD student from Madynes, is currently doing an internship at JFLI at the University of Tokyo with Prof. Asami Tohru and Thomas Silverston, on virtualization and security in NDN.

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners
  • University of Luxembourg: Jérôme François is a Fellow at SnT (Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust) to empower our collaboration with the University of Luxembourg. This collaboration is now focused on network virtualization, which also includes the co-advising of S. Signorello.

  • University of Waterloo: we pursue our collaboration with the team of Prof. Raouf Boutaba especially on using SDN for scheduling flows generated by Big Data applications. This work lead to a a survey [55] .

Participation In other International Programs

STIC-AmSud AKD Project

Participants : Remi Badonnel [contact] , Olivier Festor, Gaetan Hurel, Amedeo Napoli.

The AKD project, funded by the STIC-AmSud Program, addresses the challenge of autonomic knowledge discovery for security vulnerability prevention in self-governing systems. The partners include Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil), Republic University of Uruguay (INCO, Uruguay), Technical University of Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM, Chile), and Inria (Orpailleur, Madynes). Computer vulnerabilities constitute one of the main entry points for security attacks, and therefore, vulnerability management mechanisms are crucial for any computer systems. However autonomic mechanisms for assessing and remediating vulnerabilities can degrade the performance of the system and might contradict existing operational policies. In that context, this project started in January 2015 focuses on the design of solutions able to pro-actively understand the behavior of systems and networks, in order to prevent vulnerable states. For that purpose, our work concerns more specifically the exploitation and integration of knowledge discovery techniques within autonomic systems for providing intelligent self-configuration and self-protection. It also investigates the building of flexible and dynamic security management mechanisms taking benefits from software-defined methods and techniques.