Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

Participation in International Programs

PHC Peridot

Participants : Mohammed Amer, Thomas Begin, Anthony Busson, Isabelle Guérin Lassous.

Framework for Control and Monitoring of Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN) using Software-Defined Networking (SDN). The main objective of this project is propose mechanisms and modifications in the SDN architecture, specifically in the OpenFlow, which allow SDN mechanisms to operate over WMN considering the dynamic network topology that WMN may experience and some other relevant characteristics. The project will involve devising mechanisms for controlling mesh switches through controllers in a wireless environment, which will require developing novel and WMN-specific rules, actions and commands. The project will involve proposing mechanism that consider dynamic environment of WMN along with providing redundancy in the network. Besides, there is a requirement to have an adaptive measurement API for WMN. This is the second objective of our research project. The proposed measurement API will enable the network operators to monitor network traffic over WMN which may be content-specific or host-specific. This is a joint project between DANTE and M. A. Jinnah University, Islamabad. It started in June 2015 and will end in June 2018.

International Initiatives

MOTif - Mobile phone sensing of human dynamics in techno-social environment
  • Program: Stic AmSud

  • Duration: January 2018 - December 2019

  • Coordinator: Inria DANTE (Márton Karsai)

  • Partners:

    • Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    • Grandata (USA-Argentina)

    • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

    • LNCC (Brazil)

This project brings together two Inria teams - INFINE (Saclay) - DANTE (Lyon) and multiple Latin-American partners to work together with the IT company Grandata.

Scope of the project: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is becoming increasingly social, as demonstrated by the multitude of emerging technologies and technology platforms that facilitate social interactions, taking place as communication via telephone, text message, email, online social networks etc. At the same time, our social activities are increasingly embedded in the ICT environments that enable and enhance our ability to transact, share experiences, and maintain social relationships. One of the best ways to explore these developments is through the mining and analysis of data, which are collected through mobile phones and allow us to investigate how individuals act when embedded in a technology-enabled environment. Unlimited access to a wide range of mobile applications and services may change our way to gain information, to communicate, or even to behave in different contextual places like home, work, or anywhere else. Thus understanding individual activity patterns and the source of decisions behind them is moreover important for the design of future services and to estimate the demand on the infrastructure. The MOTIf project builds on the analysis and modeling of geo-localized temporally detailed but fully anonymised mobile phone call networks. These datasets allow us to address the two scientific objectives about spatiotemporal patterns of service usage of anonymised individuals to learn when, where, and what people are doing; and about the fine-grained sociodemographic structure of society and its effect on the the individual social behaviour. In other words our goal in general is to understand how individuals behave in a dynamic techno-social environment.