Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

CominLabs/InterCom project

Participants : Aline Roumy, Thomas Maugey.

  • Title : Interactive Communication (INTERCOM): Massive random access to subsets of compressed correlated data .

  • Research axis : 7.4.1

  • Partners : Inria-Rennes (Sirocco team and i4S team); LabSTICC, Telecom Bretagne, Signal & Communications Department; External partner: Kieffer L2S, CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Sud.

  • Funding : Labex CominLabs.

  • Period : Oct. 2016 - Nov. 2019.

This project aims to develop novel compression techniques allowing massive random access to large databases. Indeed, we consider a database that is so large that, to be stored on a single server, the data have to be compressed efficiently, meaning that the redundancy/correlation between the data have to be exploited. The dataset is then stored on a server and made available to users that may want to access only a subset of the data. Such a request for a subset of the data is indeed random, since the choice of the subset is user-dependent. Finally, massive requests are made, meaning that, upon request, the server can only perform low complexity operations (such as bit extraction but no decompression/compression). Algorithms for two emerging applications of this problem will be developed: Free-viewpoint Television (FTV) and massive requests to a database collecting data from a large-scale sensor network (such as Smart Cities).