Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives

PIA (Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir)


Participants : Frédéric Lang, Radu Mateescu [correspondent] , Wendelin Serwe.

CAPHCA (Critical Applications on Predictable High-Performance Computing Architectures) is a project funded by the PIA. The project, led by IRT Saint-Exupéry (Toulouse), involves a dozen of industrial partners (among which Airbus, CS Systèmes d'Information, Synopsis, and Thalès Avionics), the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), and Inria Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes (CONVECS and SPADES project-teams). CAPHCA addresses the dual problem of achieving performance and determinism when using new, high performance, multicore System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms for the deployment of real-time, safety-critical applications. The methodology adopted by CAPHCA consists in building a pragmatic combination of methods, tools, design constraints and patterns deployable at a short-term horizon in the industrial domains targeted in the project.

CAPHCA started in December 2017 for four years. The main contributions of CONVECS to CAPHCA are the detection of concurrency errors in parallel applications by means of formal methods and verification techniques.

Competitivity Clusters


Participants : Lian Apostol, Hubert Garavel [correspondent] , Radu Mateescu, Wendelin Serwe.

SECURIOT-2 is a project funded by the FUI (Fonds Unique Interministériel) within the Pôle de Compétitivité Minalogic. The project, led by Tiempo Secure (Grenoble), involves the SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) Alpwise, Archos, Sensing Labs, and Trusted Objects, the Institut Fourier and the VERIMAG laboratories of Université Grenoble Alpes, and CONVECS. SECURIOT-2 aims at developing a secure micro-controller unit (SMCU) that will bring to the IoT a high level of security, based on the techniques used for smart cards or electronic passports. The SMCU will also include an original power management scheme adequate with the low power consumption constraints of the IoT.

SECURIOT-2 started in September 2017 for three years. The main contributions of CONVECS to SECURIOT-2 are the formal modeling and verification of the asynchronous hardware implementing the secure elements developed by the project partners.

Other National Collaborations

We had sustained scientific relations with the following researchers:

  • Xavier Etchevers (Orange Labs, Meylan),

  • Fabrice Kordon and Lom Messan Hillah (LIP6, Paris),

  • Eric Jenn and Viet Anh Nguyen (IRT Saint-Exupéry, Toulouse),

  • Ioannis Parissis and Oum-El-Kheir Aktouf (LCIS, Valence),

  • Pascal Poizat (LIP6, Paris).