Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

H2020 Projects

H2020 MSCA FogGuru

Participants : Hamidreza Arkian, Davaadorj Battulga, Mozhdeh Farhadi, Julie Montégu, Guillaume Pierre, Mulugeta Ayalew Tamiru, Cédric Tedeschi, Paulo Rodrigues de Souza Junior.

  • Title: FogGuru – Training the Next Generation of European Fog Computing Experts

  • Program: H2020 MSCA ITN EID

  • Duration: September 2017 - August 2021

  • Coordinator: Guillaume Pierre

  • Participants:

    • University of Rennes 1, France (coordinator)

    • Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

    • Elastisys AB, Sweden

    • U-Hopper srl, Italy

    • EIT Digital Rennes, France

    • Las Naves, Spain

  • Abstract: FogGuru is a doctoral training project which aims to to train eight talented PhD students with an innovative and inter-sectoral research program to constitute the next generation of European Cloud and Fog computing experts. Besides their scientific and technical education, FogGuru's PhD students will receive extensive training in technological innovation and entrepreneurship as well as soft skills. These combined skills will enable them to fully master the innovation process stemming from fundamental research towards invention and development of innovative products and services, and to real-life deployment, experimentation and engagement with beta-testers.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

EIT Digital DriveTrust

Participant : Guillaume Pierre.

  • Program: EIT Digital

  • Project acronym: DriveTrust

  • Project title: AI-Powered Driving Evaluation

  • Duration: January 2019 - December 2019

  • Coordinator: University of Rennes 1, France

  • Other partners:

    • Eurapco, Switzerland

    • Achmea, the Netherlands

    • Imec, Belgium

  • Abstract: This project aims to develop and commercialize an AI-powered dash cam with short range V2X and LTE communication capabilities. The product uses the newest AI capable hardware for real-time object detection. The device can detect street signs, traffic lights, other cars, and pedestrians. Combined with sensor data from the accelerometer, GPS and weather data from the cloud we use the data to calculate different dimensions of driving profiles. In addition the V2X and object detection capabilities allow us to warn the driver in real-time about dangers on the road.

Inria Associate Teams Not Involved in an Inria International Labs


Participants : Ayan Mondal, Nikos Parlavatzas, Guillaume Pierre.

  • Title: QoS-aware Resource Management for Smart Cities

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • IIT Kharagpur (India) - Department of Computer Science and Engineering - Sudip Misra

    • IIT Kanpur (India) - Department of Industrial and Management Engineering - Subhas Chandra Misra

  • Start year: 2018

  • See also: https://team.inria.fr/myriads/projects/fogcity/

  • Abstract: The FogCity associate team proposal concerns a collaboration between the Myriads project-team, and two research teams at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The proposal focuses on a smart city scenario in which data from static and mobile sensors is routed to appropriate fog data centres based on application QoS requirements. The main goal of the research is to select suitable nodes within the fog data centers to optimize the QoS of the applications in terms of latency. The different teams have complementary expertise in theoretical research (Indian partners) and system research (Inria Myriads project-team) and share a strong research interest in IoT and Fog Computing.


Participants : Anne-Cécile Orgerie, Martin Quinson.

  • Title: Steering Efficiency for Distributed Applications

  • International Partner: Gene Cooperman, College of Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University (USA).

  • Start year: 2019

  • In Fog Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Intermittent Computing, low-power devices migrate geographically, and are required to rapidly assimilate new data in a power-efficient manner. This is a key component of any Smart Interfaces solution as devices migrate from the IT infrastructure to the Edge of the Cloud in order to provide Function-as-a-Service, High-availability mobility, and IT infrastructure malleability. A three-tier strategy is proposed toward steering Fog applications in order to optimize the energy efficiency and sustainability. The strategy will leverage the backgrounds of the participants in Fog Computing, checkpointing, scheduling, Green Levers within the IT infrastructure, and a simulation infrastructure for predicting and efficiently steering such distributed applications. The Inria team and the Northeastern team are uniquely positioned to make rapid progress due to their long history of collaborative research based on visits by both permanent members and PhD students in the two directions.

Inria International Partners

Informal International Partners
UC Louvain (Belgium):

We collaborate with Prof. Etienne Riviere on legacy application edgification. Genc Tato spent six month at UCL.

Tlemcen University (Algeria):

We collaborate with Dr. Djawida Dib on energy-efficient and fault-tolerant resource management in containerized clouds. Christine Morin and Nikos Parlavantzas are co-advising Yasmina Bouizem, who is enrolled in both Tlemcen University and University of Rennes 1.

University of Bologna (Italy):

We collaborate with Prof. Paolo Bellavista on the design of performance-efficient fog computing platforms. Lorenzo Civolani from University of Bologna spent 6 months in the Myriads team to complete his master thesis internship. A paper on his work has been accepted for publication [14].

Umeå University (Sweden):

We collaborate with Prof. Erik Elmroth on the control of large-scale cloud and fog computing platforms. Ali Fahs spent 6 months at Umeå University where he worked on autoscaling techniques for future fog computing platforms.

Rutgers University (USA):

We collaborate with Prof. Manish Parashar on improving the energy efficiency of distributed data-intensive applications. This collaboration is outlined by a joint publication in [20].

University of Hawaii (USA):

We collaborate with Prof. Henri Casanova on simulating the energy consumption of scientific workflows. This collaboration is outlined by a joint publication in [16].

University of Southern California (USA):

We collaborate with Dr. Rafael Ferreira da Silva and Prof. Ewa Deelman on simulating the energy consumption of scientific workflows. This collaboration is outlined by a joint publication in [16].

Participation in Other International Programs

Inria International Chairs
  • Deborah AGARWAL

  • Title: Workflow, user centered design, and data management as well as mobile applications for data science

  • International Partner (Institution - Laboratory - Researcher):

    • Université californienne de Santa Barbara (United States) - Computational Research Division - Deborah Agarwal

  • Duration: 2015 - 2019

  • Start year: 2015