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Section: Dissemination

Scientific Events Organisation

We organized the 13th International Conference in Monte Carlo & Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing, in Rennes, July 1-6, 2018. The MCQMC Conference is a biennial meeting on Monte Carlo and quasi-Monte Carlo methods and the premier event on the topic; it has attracted 300 people from all over the world.

General Chair, Scientific Chair

  • Bruno Tuffin was the General Chair for the 13th International Conference in Monte Carlo & Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing, in Rennes, July 1-6, 2018.

  • Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul was the General Chair for the The 5th International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications, Co-sponsored by IEEE, in Roma (Italy), May 2018.

Member of the Organizing Committees

  • Pierre L'Ecuyer is member of the Steering Committee of MCQMC and the president of the Steering Committee of MCM.

  • Gerardo Rubino and Bruno Tuffin are members of the Steering Committee of the International Workshop on Rare Event Simulation (RESIM).

  • Y. Hadjadj-Aoul is co-chairing the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM) from December 2016 and member of the steering committee since 2015.

  • Yann Busnel has been member of the Organization Committee of the 17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (AdHoc-Now 2018), in Saint-Malo, France, in July 2018, acting as Publicity Chair.

Scientific Events Selection

Chair of Conference Program Committees
  • Bruno Tuffin Area chair for the area “Performance Evaluation, Control and Optimization" of ITC, 11-14 Sep, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

  • Bruno Tuffin was Track-Coordinator for Network and Communications mini-track for WSC'2018 (Winter Simulation Conference, Gotheburg, Sweden, Dec 9-12).

  • Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul was Track-Coordinator for the “Satellites IoT and M2M Networks” of the “International Conference on Smart Communications and Networking” (SmartNets), Hammamet, Tunisia (Nov. 2018).

Member of the Conference Program Committees

Pierre L'Ecuyer was a member of the program committee of the following events:

  • MCQMC’2018: Thirteenth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing, Rennes, France, July 2018.

  • SIMULTECH 2018: International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, Porto, Portugal, July 2018.

  • ICORES 2018: International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, Funchal, Portugal, Feb. 2018

Patrick Maillé was a member of the program committee of the following events:

  • MobiHoc 2018,

  • WiOpt 2018,

  • IFIP Performance 2018,

  • NetEcon 2018,

  • AdHocNow 2018.

Bruno Tuffin was a member of the program committee of the following events:

  • Ninth International Workshop on Simulation, Barcelona, Spain, June 18-22, 2018

  • The 4th International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking (UNET 2018), Hammamet, Tunisia, May 03-05, 2018.

  • IEEE International Conference on Communications, 20-24 May 2018, Kansas City, MO, USA

  • IEEE 1st 5G World Forum, Santa Clara, July 9-11, 2018

  • GECON 2018 - International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Software, and Services, Pisa, 18-20.Sept.2018

  • NETGCOOP 2018 - International Conference on NETwork Games, COntrol and OPtimisation New York, November 14-16, 2018

  • IFIP WG 7.3 Performance 2018, 36th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modelling, Measurement and Evaluation, Toulouse, France, December 5-7, 2018

Yann Busnel was a member of the program committee of the following events:

  • NCA 2018: 17th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications, Boston, USA, October 2018.

  • AdHoc Now: 17th International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless (AdHoc-Now 2018), Saint-Malo, France, July 2018.

Gerardo Rubino was a member of the program committee of the following event:

  • MCQMC’2018: Thirteenth International Conference on Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing, Rennes, France, July 2018.

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul was a member of the program committee of the following events:

  • IEEE Globecom 2018 - IEEE Global Communications Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 9-13, 2018.

  • IEEE ICC 2018 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Kansas City, MO, USA, May 20-24, 2018.

  • IEEE WCNC 2018 - IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Barcelona, Spain, April 15-18, 2018.

  • IEEE ISCC 2018 - IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Natal, Brazil, June 25-28, 2018.

  • IEEE CCNC 2018 - IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, Las Vegas, USA, January 12-15, 2018.

Reviewer

Yann Busnel served as a reviewer for several major international journals and conferences, such as TPDS (IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems).

 

Bruno Sericola served as a reviewer for several major international conferences.

 

César Viho has reviewed papers for the journals IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communication, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine, and for the following international conferences: IWCNC, Globecom, and CCNC.

 

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul has served as a reviewer for several major international conferences such as IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC.

Gerardo Rubino served as a reviewer for several major international conferences.

Journals

Member of the Editorial Boards

Bruno Tuffin is the Simulation Area Editor for Informs Journal on Computing since Jan. 2016.

Bruno Tuffin is an associate editor for the following journal:

  • ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, since November 2008.

Pierre L'Ecuyer is an associate editor for the following journals:

  • ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, since August 2004.

  • Statistics and Computing (Springer-Verlag), since June 2003.

  • International Transactions in Operational Research, since May 2007.

Bruno Sericola is an associate editor for the following journals:

  • International Journal of Stochastic Analysis, since April 2010.

  • Performance Evaluation, since April 2015.

Bruno Sericola is Editor in Chief of the books series “Stochastic Models in Computer Science and Telecommunications Networks”, ISTE/WILEY, since March 2015.

Reviewer - Reviewing Activities

Bruno Sericola, Bruno Tffin, Gerardo Rubino, served as reviewers for several major international journals.

 

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul has reviewed papers for the journals: Elsevier Computer Networks, Elsevier Computer communication, IEEE Communication Letters, Transaction on Vehicular Technologies (TVT), IEEE Communication magazine, IEEE Journal On Selected Area of Communication, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer Annals of Telecommunications.

Invited Talks

B. Tuffin. gave the tutorial “Recherche opérationnelle et théorie des jeux pour l'analyse de la neutralité du Net" in 19ème congrès de la Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide A  la Decision (ROADEF), Lorient, France, 21-23 Février 2018.

 

B. Tuffin gave the following seminar presentations:

  • B. Tuffin. Estimating the mean and tail-distribution measures of time to failure by simulation. Meeting COSMOS(Contrôle et Optimisation Stochastique, MOdélisation et Simulation), GR Recherche Opérationnelle CNRS, June 18, 2018.

  • B. Tuffin. Mean Time To Failure Estimation by simulation. RNA Kinetics Day, LRI October 3, 2018.

 

Yann Busnel made several invited and keynote talks:

  • How to generate uniform Samples on large-scale data streams, Invited talk at SMURF Workshop: Survey Methods and their use in Related Fields, Institute of Statistics, University of Neuchâtel, August 2018.

  • Big Data Panorama & Large-scale Data Streaming, Keynote at CEP/FDP on Big Data Computing, IIT Patna, India, December 2018.

 

Gerardo Rubino made several invited and keynote talks:

  • Machine Learning Developments around the PSQA Project, plenary speaker in the workshop by invitation Machine Learning in Communication Systems, organized by the German DFG Collaborate Research Center 1053 “MAKI”: Multi-Mechanism Adaptation for the Future Internet, Darmstadt, Germany, March 23, 2018.

  • Random Neural Networks and Extensions. Applications to networking, plenary speaker in the TMA Experts Summit by invitation, as part of IEEE Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA'18), Vienna, Austria, June 2018.

  • Duality concepts and applications in difference and differential linear systems, A. Krinik and G. Rubino, invited talk in The American Mathematical Society (AMS) Fall Western Sectional Meeting, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, October 2018.

  • Performance evaluation targeting Quality of Experience, keynote speaker in The 15th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW'18), Paris, France, October 2018.

  • Efficient Monte Carlo estimation of network reliability metrics with the standard estimator, invited talk in INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, USA, November 2018.

 

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul gave the following tutorial:

  • “Analysis of caching strategies for content centric networks” in the International Conference: “The 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies (SaCoNet)”.

 

Gerardo Rubino gave the following tutorial:

  • Introduction to rare event analysis using Monte Carlo, G. Rubino, tutorial in 13th International Conference in Monte Carlo & Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Scientific Computing (MCQMC 2018), Rennes, France, July 2018.

 

Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul gave the following seminar presentation:

  • “Efficient support of massive IoT deivces’ access in future wireless networks” at the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Leadership within the Scientific Community

  • Bruno Tuffin is the co-director of the common lab ALSTOM-Inria since 2014.

  • Bruno Tuffin is an elected member of I-SIM council of INFORMS Society.

  • Yann Busnel is a member of the CSV (the technical committee) of the Images and Networks Cluster of Brittany, France.

  • Gerardo Rubino is a member of the CSV (the technical committee) of the Images and Networks Cluster of Brittany, France.

  • Yann Busnel is a member of the Steering Committee of the RESCOM research group at GDR CNRS RSD.

  • Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul is a founding member of Special Interests Group “IEEE Sig on Big Data with Computational Intelligence” under the IEEE COMSOC Big Data TC (Since June 2017).

  • Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul is a member of the scientific committee of GT ARC (Automatique et Réseaux de Communication) scientific committee (since Nov. 2017).

  • Gerardo Rubino is the coordinator of the research action “Analytics and machine learning”, in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs.

Scientific Expertise

  • César Viho has reviewed project proposals for the ANR and for CIFRE contracts for the ANRT.

  • Yassine Hadjadj-Aoul has reviewed project proposals for the Irish Research Council (COALESCE Research Fund 2019).

Research Administration

  • Yann Busnel is the head of « Network System, Cybersecurity and Digital law » Research Department at IMT Atlantique (2017–*).

  • Bruno Sericola is responsible for the Inria Rennes-Bretagne Atlantique budget.

  • Bruno Sericola is the leader of the research group MAPI (Math Appli Pour l’Info) the goal of which is to improve the collaboration between computer scientists and mathematicians.

  • Bruno Sericola is member of the research commission of the academic council of University of Rennes 1.

  • César Viho is director of the MAthSTIC (Mathematics, Electronics and Computer Sciences) doctoral school in charge of managing the recruitment of around 1100 PhD students and their activities during their doctorate, in all the concerned areas of the UBL (Université Bretagne Loire).