Section: Overall Objectives
Our general goal is to develop distributed mechanisms for optimizing the operation of networks both at the logical and physical levels. Despite the massive increases in transmission capacity of the last few years, one has every reason to believe that networks will remain durably congested, driven among other factors by the steadily increasing demand for video content, and the forecasted additional traffic due to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. There is thus a strong need for smart protocols which transport requested information at the cheapest possible cost on the network.
INFINE team is engaged in research along two main themes: Human-centric Networking, and Internet of Things. These research activities encompass both theoretical research (on elaboration of models, algorithms, protocols and formal characterization of their performance), and applied research (to validate and/or experiment the proposed concepts against real networking scenarios). INFINE fits in the theme ”Networks and Telecommunications” of the research field ”Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing” at Inria.