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## Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

### Regional Initiatives

#### COSIT, 2018-2019

Participants : Mohammed Amine Ait Ouahmed, Ali Al Zoobi, David Coudert, Nicolas Nisse.

• Program: Innovation project, Centre de reference “Smart City” of IDEX UCA${}^{\text{JEDI}}$.

• Project acronym: COSIT

• Project title: Convergent Service for Intermodal Transportation

• Duration: February 2018 - January 2019

• Coordinator: David Coudert

• Other partners: UMR ESPACE (France) and SME Instant-System

• Abstract: On-demand transportation is a highly flexible mode of transportation that aims at optimizing transit operator service by reducing operational cost while increasing the number of passengers per vehicles, and to increase customer satisfaction. We are considering a service where a fleet of vehicles (minibuses with a limited number of seats) is used to answer user requests. Vehicle trajectories need to be recalculated dynamically as new queries arrive. It is a complementary offer to existing public transport services (bus, tram, metro, etc.) and intermediate in terms of cost and quality of service between public transport and individual transport ( taxi, VTC).

In the COSIT project, we studied different aspects of the problem including static and dynamic algorithms for the assignment of users to vehicles, the study of user flows in the city, and the prediction of users queries. We will developed a graphical interface to visualize the evolution of vehicle itineraries as the demands of users arrive.

#### SNIF, 2018-2021

Participants : David Coudert, Frédéric Giroire, Nicolas Nisse, Stéphane Pérennes.

• Program: Innovation project of IDEX UCA${}^{\text{JEDI}}$.

• Project acronym: SNIF

• Project title: Scientific Networks and IDEX Funding

• Duration: September 2018 - August 2021

• Coordinator: Patrick Musso

• Other partners: GREDEG, SKEMA, I3S (SigNet) and Inria (Coati ), all from UCA.

• Abstract: Scientific collaboration networks play a crucial role in modern science. This simple idea underlies a variety of initiatives aiming to promote scientific collaborations between different research teams, universities, countries and disciplines. The recent French IDEX experience is one of them. By fostering competition between universities and granting few of them with a relatively small amount of additional resources (as compare to their global budget), public authorities aim to encourage them to deeply reshape the way academic activities are organized in order to significantly increase the quality of their research, educational programs and innovative activities. The development of new collaboration networks is one of the factors at the heart of this global reorganization. Promoting new international and/or interdisciplinary collaborations is supposed to increase researchers’ productivity and industry partnerships. This project aims to question the validity of this line of thought.