Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria International Partners

Declared Inria International Partners
  • Renewed IOTPUSH collaboration with Freie Universitaet Berlin around the long-term stay of Emmanuel Baccelli in Berlin, on research topics about the Internet of Things, RIOT and Information-Centric Networking.

  • The Inria teams Infine and Eva are part of the "D2D Communication for LTE Advanced Cellular Network" , a project funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA). With industrial partners, and also with Indian partners, this project is focusing on the evolution of cellular networks towards 5G: this includes exploration of device-to-device (D2D) communication, and more generally IoT communication in a cellular context. Research directions include efficient access for IoT devices (massive numbers of devices with low volume communication); combination of random access protocols/error coding/physical layer ; efficient neighbor discovery, ....

Informal International Partners
  • On-going collaboration with Hamburg University of Applied Science around RIOT.

  • Informal collaborations with UIUC and UMass.

  • Informal collaborations with ENSI Tunis and Sesame Tunis.

Participation in Other International Programs


Participant : Aline Carneiro Viana.

PHC PESSOA 2015 with University of Coimbra (2015-2016).

  • Program: -FCT - Programa PESSOA

  • Project title: Routine-based Enhanced Connectivity under User Mobility

  • Duration: 2015-2016

  • Coordinator: Aline Carneiro Viana and João Paulo da Silva Machado Garcia Vilela (University of Coimbra)

  • Abstract: The main goal of this project is to improve WiFi connectivity of users under mobility. The steady growth of smart-phones usage has put cellular networks under great strain, justifying the need for WiFi offloading as a solution that transfers part of the demand on cellular networks to WiFi hotspots that are in many cases already available. However, this must be performed in a way that provides benefits to the cellular operator while ensuring users a similar level of connectivity that they would achieve with cellular networks, even under user mobility (e.g. walking, taking a bus/train, etc). In this work we aim at (1) developing prediction mechanisms for selection of best hotspots by users under mobility, and (2) develop lightweight security schemes to reduce the burden of the association/authentication process of WiFi networks, therefore making WiFi offloading an effective and secure alternative to the growing demand on cellular networks.