Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Inria Associate Teams Not Involved in an Inria International Labs

  • Title: Internet of Things for Developping countries

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • UY (Cameroon) - MASECNeSS - Thomas DJOTIO NDIE

  • Start year: 2016

  • We want connect wireless sensors networks to the Internet through gateways. Wireless network should have several acessible gateways (depending on the size and quality of service needed) and gateways should be used by several wireless sensors networks. This is an optimization problem in this perticular context, with unreliable communications and equipments that are easily disturbed by the environment

  • Title: MAnagement of Software-Defined INfrastructure

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) - SnT (Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust) - Radu State

  • Start year: 2016

  • See also: https://project.inria.fr/masdin

  • Networking is deeply evolving with the rise of programmability and virtualization. The concept of SDI (Software-Defined Infrastructure) has emerged from SDN (Software-Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) making thus the configuration of the network highly dynamic and adaptable in real-time. However, new methods and tools have to be defined to properly monitor and configure this type of infrastructure. Current works are mainly limited to apply former approaches of traditional network but do not exploit the novel capabilities offered by these technologies. The goal of the associate team is thus to define methodologies taking benefit of them for an efficient monitoring and use of SDI resources while investigating security issues it brings.

STIC-AmSud AKD Project

Participants : Rémi 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 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.