CNAM will participate to the project with members from the communications and computer science department (CEDRIC), and more precisely to the Networks and IoT Systems ROC team, focusing on network virtualization, Internet protocol design and mobile computing. The team members have a long experience in collaborative research projects in both national and international contexts, such as projects funded in FP7, EIT, ANR and FUI programs.
CNAM participants: Françoise Sailhan, Selma Boumerdassi, Stefano Secci (PI).
Inria will participate to this project through the Inria Agora team. Agora is part of the Inria Rhône-Alpes center and it is hosted at the CITI laboratory at INSA Lyon.The team was created in January 2017, following up the Inria UrbaNet project, and it brings together 5 permanent researchers and 12 post-docs and Ph.D. students. The research group concentrates on the study of wireless networks in an urban environment, including the analysis of mobile traffic data and the proposal of adaptive and anticipatory solutions for mobile networks. The Inria Agora group collaborates on these subjects with multiple public partners (Lyon Urban Agency, TUBA – Urban Data, Grand Lyon) as well as with academic groups from other disciplines (transportation, urban planning, economics, sociology), especially through its presence in the Labex IMU, a multidisciplinary lab on smart cities. In 2015, a team from the Inria Agora group was selected among the 10 finalists of the Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge, from over 180 participating teams, for their work on automatic land-use detection from mobile phone data.
Inria participants: Marco Fiore, Razvan Stanica (PI).
Orange SA is one of the biggest global telecommunication operators. Orange Labs is a worldwide R&D network of the Orange Group. With over 3,800 researchers, engineers and scientists, it produces around 500 inventions patented each year (and over 8,400 patents filed). The SENSE department is the social sciences laboratory inside Orange Labs. It counts some 60 researchers (including 20 PhD candidates and postdocs) in sociology of communication and innovation, economics, geography, ergonomics and statistics. The department uses a large scope of methodologies, ranging from direct observation and qualitative studies, sociological surveys and panels to large scale social network analysis, and is tightly connected to academia in France and abroad engaging frequently in collaborative research. Orange Labs brings to the project an expertise in mobile phone data collection and pre-processing, human mobility and communication analysis, and mobile phone data anonymization.
Orange participants: Imen Grida, Chi-Dung Phung, Zbigniew Smoreda (PI), Cezary Ziemlicki.
THALES addresses every activity related to telecommunications: wireless communications, IP networks, satellite communication, network and service management and security. Thales has a deep skill in secure telecommunications for public and governmental organizations, emergency services, transportation, and avionics. Thales will be represented by two labs. The Advanced Information Technologies (TAI) laboratory at Thales, in Gennevilliers, France, is involved in leading cutting-edge projects aiming in specification, design and integration of security and telecommunication infrastructures and services. CENTAI gathers 10 data scientists with mixed background covering statistics, machine learning and software development. TAI (Networking lab) and CENTAI (Artificial intelligencelab) are both in charge of transferring technological bricks to Thales’s business lines.
Thales participants: Mathieu Bouet (project coordinator), Vania Conan, Agathe Blaise.