Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry

Bilateral Grants with Industry


  • Coordinator: Y. Maurel

  • Starting: April 2017 - Ending: April 2020

  • Abstract: OKWind (http://www.okwind.fr/) is a company specialized in local production of renewable energy. This project, with Inria DiverSE and EASE teams, aims at building a system that optimizes the use of different sources of renewable energy, choosing the most suitable source for the current demand and anticipating future needs, so as to favor the consumption of locally produced electricity. The system must be able to model clients' activities. It must also trigger actions (local consumption vs. local storage). The final goal is to use " locally produced" energy in a smarter way and to tend towards a self-consumption optimum. This contract funds Alexandre Rio's PhD grant.

  • Orange Labs

  • Coordinator: JM. Bonnin

  • Starting: Jan 2016 - Ending: Jan 2019

  • Abstract: The objective of this thesis is to propose a new management architecture for optimizing the upstream bandwidth allocation in PON while acting only on manageable parameters to allow the involvement of self-decision elements into the network. To achieve this, classification techniques based on machine learning approaches are used to analyze the behavior of PON users and specify their upstream data transmission tendency. A dynamic adjustment of some SLA parameters is then performed to maximize the overall customers' satisfaction with the network. The proposed architecture comes with two major contributions. First, it can be directly and easily integrated in the PON management system without a need to modify the resources allocation mechanism itself in the equipment. Second, as it focuses only on manageable parameters, the proposed approach gives us the opportunity to apply the autonomic and cognitive paradigm in order to enrich the network with self-decision capabilities that leave the task of the dynamic reconfiguration of the SLA parameters to the network itself with the minimum of direct human intervention. This contract funds Nejm Frigui's PhD grant, co-supersized with Tayeb Lemlouma (IRISA OCIF team).