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Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events Organization

General Chair, Scientific Chair
  • Thomas Watteyne is TPC co-chair of the 6th International Workshop on Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT), held in conjunction with IEEEINFOCOM, Paris, France, 29 April-2 May, 2019. More information at

  • Paul Muhlethaler was general co-chair with Eric Renault of the first conference of application of Machine Learning for Networks (MLN 2018 27-28 November 2018), conference hosted by Inria Paris.

  • Pascale Minet was general co-chair with Leila Saidane from ENSI (Tunisia) of the PEMWN 2018 conference, the 7th IFIP/IEEE international conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling of Wired and Wireless Networks, technically co-sponsored by IFIP WG6.2 and IEEE ComSoc (see This conference was held in Toulouse (IUT of Blagnac), the 26th, 27th and 28th of September 2018. The organization co-chairs were Thierry Val, Adrien Van Den Bossche, and Rejane Dalce. Three tutorials were given:

    • D2D communications in 5G networks: opportunities and challenges by Salah Eddine Elayoubi, Centrale Supelec, Paris.

    • Drone aided networks: from collecting data to connecting people by Riadh Dhaou, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT).

    • Continuity of the Positioning Service by François Spies, University Bourgogne Franche-Comte.

  • Thomas Watteyne was co-chair of the 6TiSCH 2 Plugtests, Inria, Paris,2-4 February 2018.

Member of the Organizing Committees
  • Paul Muhlethaler organized the DGA Inria workshop on Artificial Intelligence for telecommunications and networks in May 2018.

Scientific Events Selection

Chair of Conference Program Committees
  • Paul Muhlethaler was in Steering committee member of MobileHealth Workshop 2018.

  • Anis Louiti was in Steering committee member of MobileHealth Workshop 2018.

Member of the Conference Program Committees
  • Pascale Minet

    • CoRes 2018, 3emes Rencontres Francophones sur la Conception de Protocoles,

    • DCNET 2018, 9th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, July 2018,

    • ETFA 2018, 22th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation, September 2018,

    • EUSPN 2018, 9th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN), November 2018,

    • GlobeCom 2018, IEEE Global Communications Conference, December 2018.

    • MLN 2018, Machine Learning for Networking, November 2018,

    • MSPN 2018, 4th International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking, June 2018,

    • PEMWN 2018, 7th International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks, September 2018,

    • PECCS 2018, 8th International conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems, July 2018,

    • SITIS 2018, 14th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems, November 2018,

    • VTC 2018, 87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, June 2018,

    • Wireless Days 2018, IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days, March 2018,

    • WiSEE 2018, 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments, October 2018.

  • Paul Muhlethaler:

    • ITST 2018 15- 17 October, Lisbon, Portugal ,

    • ISCC 2018, 25-28 June 2018, Natal Brazil,

    • Mownet 2018, International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile & Wireless Networking, 20 -22 June 2018,

    • PEMWN 2018, 7th International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks, 26 - 28 November 2018, Toulouse,

    • Wireless Days, IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days 3 - 5 April 2018, Dubai,

    • WiOpt 2018, 7 - 11 March 2018 Shangai, China.


Reviewer - Reviewing Activities
  • Paul Muhlethaler

    • Reviewer Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier),

    • Reviewer Annals of telecommunications,

    • Reviewer International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. Hindawi,

    • Reviewer IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,

    • Reviewer IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,

    • Reviewer IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.

  • Pascale Minet

    • Acta Astronautica,

    • Ad Hoc Networks,

    • Annals of Telecommunications,

    • Computer Communications,

    • Computer Networks,

    • Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence,

    • IEEE Access,

    • IEEE Internet of Things,

    • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing,

    • IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking,

    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics,

    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,

    • International Journal of Communication Systems,

    • International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing,

    • Sensors Journal,

    • Wireless Networks.

  • Thomas Watteyne

    • MDPI Sensors, 2018.

  • Nadjib Achir

    • Reviewer Sensor Networks (MDPI)

    • Reviewer Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley)

    • Reviewer Internet of Things Journal (IEEE)

    • Reviewer Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier)

  • Selma Boumerdassi

    • Reviewer Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier);

    • Reviewer The journal of Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier).

  • Samia Bouzefrane

    • The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking (Elsevier),

    • The IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing,

    • The Information and Software Technology Journal (Elsevier)

    • The Springer Multimedia Tools and Application Journal

    • The ACM Transaction on Internet Technology

    • The Concurrency and Computation Practice and Experience Journal

    • the Journal of Systems and Software (Elsevier)

Invited Talks

  • Thomas Watteyne

    • Panelist on “New Trends for IoT and Satellite Networks“, talking about “Industrial IoT, A Reality Check – Standards, Products and Research Challenges” at IoT Week 2018, Bilbao, Spain, 6 June 2018.

    • Boostez la Performance the vos Objects Connectes. Inria Tech talk, French Tech central, Station F, Paris, France. 24 October 2018.

    • Getting Your Hands Dirty with the Industrial IoT and SmartMesh IP. Summer School on Dependable IoT. TU Graz, Graz, Austria. 20 July 2018.

    • SmartMesh IP. Captronic/Arrow mesh networking day. ESSIE, Paris, France. 25 October 2018.

    • The Internet of (Important) Things. French Tech Central, Station F, Paris, France. 24 October 2018.

    • “IoT research, standardization and interop using testbeds”, Fed4FIRE Engineering Conference, Brugge, Belgium, 8-9 October 2018.

    • From Research, to Product, to Standardization: A Journey into TSCH. TU Graz, Graz, Austria, 19 July 2018.

    • Reality Check on IoT Solutions producing data for people to analyze. Boston Consultancy Group semine series, Station F, Paris, France. 7 July 2018.

    • (keynote) Industrial IoT, A Reality Check : Standards, Products and Research Challenges. IIoT Workshop, Strasbourg, France, 3 July 2018.

    • “IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e: overview of standardization, tooling, open-source initiative and commercial products”, Workshop on Design, Deployment and Testing of Internet of Things Technologies (DDT-IoT), IEEE BalkanCom, Podgorica, Montenegro, 8 June 2018.

    • “Industrial IoT, A Reality Check: Standards, Products and Research Challenges”, IoT Week, Bilbao, Spain, 4-8 June 2018.

    • A Turn-Key Solution for Real-World IoT, presented together with Keoma Brun-Laguna. LIRIMA Workshop on Smart Agriculture in Africa. 3-4 April 2018.

    • Intro to Dr. Malisa Vucinic' keynote “The Devil is in the Detail: How a Real-World IoT Technology is Made – IETF 6TiSCH” at the Information Technology Conference, Montenegro, 20 February 2018.

Leadership within the Scientific Community

Thomas Watteyne co-chairs the IETF 6TiSCH standardization group.

Scientific Expertise

Thomas Watteyne regularly consults with major player in the (Industrial) IoT space.

Research Administration

  • Thomas Watteyne is member of the Inria-Paris “Commission de Developpement Technologique”, since 2018, where we ensure Inria project teams get sufficient engineering resources to change the world.

  • Paul Muhlethaler is member of the Inria-Paris “Comite de Centre”, since 2016 (suppléant of Michel Kern).

  • Thomas Watteyne is member of the Inria-Paris “Comite de Centre”, since 2016, where we work on making sure Inria-Paris will always remain one of the greatest places to work at!