Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • ANR JCJC DET4ALL (2019-2021): Modern factories and industrial system massively rely on cyber physical systems with digital communications (e.g., to allow collaborative robots, for data analytics...). However, industrial networks are still mostly managed and conceived as collections of independent communicating units instead of one unified piece of software.

    The reason why the shift of paradigm did not occur yet to industrial digital communication networks is because industrial processes generally impose strong determinism and real-time constraints. As a result, industrial networks have a propensity of being physically segregated to contain potential malfunctions and simplify conception.

    With the DET4ALL project, we will apply the concept of network programmability to the world of industrial communicating systems. To that aim, we will construct and prove the essential building blocks that will allow to virtualise industrial networks:

    • algorithms to automatically provision the various components constituting industrial networks;

    • Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) to specify real-time communication schemes;

    • mechanisms to update on-the-fly the production infrastructures without service degradation.

    The impact of the DET4ALL project goes beyond technological advances; it will also bring a new vision on what production tools can become, namely agile systems in perpetual evolution.

  • ANR FIT (2011-2019): FIT (Future Internet of Things) aims at developing an experimental facility, a federated and competitive infrastructure with international visibility and a broad panel of customers. It will provide this facility with a set of complementary components that enable experimentation on innovative services for academic and industrial users. The project will give French Internet stakeholders a means to experiment on mobile wireless communications at the network and application layers thereby accelerating the design of advanced networking technologies for the Future Internet. FIT is one of 52 winning projects from the first wave of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research's Equipements of Excellence (Equipex) research grant programme. The project will benefit from a 5.8 million euro grant from the French government. Other partners are UPMC, IT, Strasbourg University and CNRS. The project was extended for one year and will end in december 2019. See also http://fit-equipex.fr/.

  • ANR BottleNet (2016-2019): BottleNet aims to deliver methods, algorithms, and software systems to measure Internet Quality of Experience (QoE) and diagnose the root cause of poor Internet QoE. This goal calls for tools that run directly at users' devices. The plan is to collect network and application performance metrics directly at users' devices and correlate it with user perception to model Internet QoE, and to correlate measurements across users and devices to diagnose poor Internet QoE. This data-driven approach is essential to address the challenging problem of modeling user perception and of diagnosing sources of bottlenecks in complex Internet services. ANR BottleNet will lead to new solutions to assist users, network and service operators as well as regulators in understanding Internet QoE and the sources of performance bottleneck.