Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • AIDE (“A New Database Service for Interactive Exploration on Big Data”) is an ANR “Young Researcher” project led by Y. Diao, to start at the end of 2016.

  • CBOD (“Cloud-Based Organizational Design”) is a 4-year ANR started in 2014, coordinated by prof. Ahmed Bounfour from UPS . Its goal is to study and model the ways in which cloud computing impacts the behavior and operation of companies and organizations, with a particular focus on the cloud-based management of data, a crucial asset in many companies.

  • ContentCheck (2015-2018) is an ANR project in collaboration with U. Rennes 1 (F. Goasdoué), INSA Lyon (P. Lamarre), the LIMSI lab from U. Paris Sud, and the Le Monde newspaper, in particular their fact-checking team Les Décodeurs. Its aim is to investigate content management models and tools for journalistic fact-checking.

  • Datalyse is funded for 3.5 years as part of the Investissement d'Avenir - Cloud & Big Data national program. The project is led by the Grenoble company Eolas, a subsidiary of Business & Decision. It is a collaboration with LIG Grenoble, U. Lille 1, U. Montpellier, and Inria Rhône-Alpes aiming at building scalable and expressive tools for Big Data analytics. The project has ended in November 2016.

LabEx, IdEx

  • Structured, Social and Semantic Search (S4) is a 3-year project started in October 2013, financed by the LabEx (Laboratoire d'Excellence)DigiCosme . The project aims at developing a data model for rich structured content enriched with semantic annotations and authored in a distributed setting, as well as efficient algorithms for top-k search on such content. The project has ended in September 2016.

  • CloudSelect is a three-years project started in October 2015. It is financed by the Institut de la Société Numérique (ISN) of the IDEX Paris-Saclay; it funds the PhD scholarship of S. Cebiric. The project is a collaboration with A. Bounfour from the economics department of Université Paris Sud. The project aims at exploring technical and business-oriented aspects of data mobility across clo ud services, and from the cloud to outside the cloud. Research contributing to this project is carried in collaboration with U. California in San Diego (UCSD) (see Section 3.1).


  • ODIN is a four-year project started in 2014, funded by the Direction Générale de l'Armement, between the SemSoft company, IRISA Rennes and Cedar. The project aims to develop a complete framework for analytics on Web data, in particular taking into account uncertainty, based on Semantic Web technologies such as RDF.

  • Google Award I. Manolescu has received a Google Award in collaboration with X. Tannier from LIMSI/CNRS and Université de Paris-Sud. The award is given within a call specifically dedicated to computing tools for computational journalism. The project given the award focuses on “Event Thread Extraction for Viewpoint Analysis”; the project has finished at the end of 2016.