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Description. École Polytechnique is a world-class educational and research establishment. For over 200 years, École Polytechnique has been a leader among the French engineering grandes écoles, thanks to the quality of its students, lecturers and researchers and to its single, firm objective of providing a very high level, multi-disciplinary, scientific and human education. École Polytechnique is a member of the ParisTech Research and Higher Education Cluster (PRES) and is a member of the Plateau de Saclay Scientific Cooperation Foundation (FCS). It has partnerships with many companies in the field of aeronautics, electronics, pharmacy, chemistry, energy, the car industry and optics. Industrial partnerships are established as part of long-term contracts covering a broad range of investigation - education and research chairs - or of short or medium-term contracts, or on the level of joint research teams.
École Polytechnique's Research Centre (22 laboratories for physics, chemistry, mechanics, biology, information technology, mathematics,…) create an environment that encourages innovation. Economic and Management supports a specific research unit of Ecole Polytechnique and CNRS (PREG - UMR 7176). The management component (PREG-CRG) is renowned, for over thirty years, as one of the major management research center in Europe in the field of ICT and innovation. It is involved in international partnerships in research projects and educational programmes (PhD, Masters…).
The place of AmiQual within Ecole Polytechnique strategy. The AmiQual equipment will contribute to the strategic involvement of Ecole polytechnique in Saclay Campus, creating, on a pluridisciplinary basis, a unique location to develop, design, experiment and set up ICT-based innovations. It will support the development of - new and existing – cooperations with local public and private partners (namely, TelecomParistech, CEA, System@tic, Altran, INRIA).
Description. Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) is the first French engineering university, both for training and research (30 affiliated laboratories). 1100 engineers are graduated, 350 students receive a Master of Science degree and 150 students their PHD every year. ICT and Energy are two of its most important research topics. Three laboratories from the INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) will participate to the project: LIG, G2ELAB and GSCOP.
The place of AmiQual within GINP strategy.
The AmiQual facility will provide Grenoble INP with an open, experimental facility that enables integrated scientific research on innovative human-centered systems and services in the areas of energy efficient habitats, services for the family, and services for education and research. The experimental facility on Smart Habitats builds on a collaboration with Schneider Electric (Grenoble) in the area of integrated management of comfort and energy. Experiments reconciling energy efficiency and confort within AmiLab 1 will allow the local academic community from informatics to fully participate in the emergence of Grenoble as a world leader in research and innovation in smart energy-efficient buildings as well as systems and services for teaching and research.
The Montbonnot facility will be used by students of the International Masters program MoSIG: Master of Science in Informatics at Grenoble, as well as by local doctoral students in the areas of Informatics, Applied Mathematics, and energy systems. This facility will also provide an important resource for collaboration with Orange Labs Meylan in the area of systems and services communications, health and entertainement. The facility has been endorsed by GRILOG, the local association of software small and medium enterprises, and will be open to usage and evaluation experiments with new systems and services developed by the local software development community.
LIG – Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (UMR 5217 CNRS INS2I, PRES Grenoble, INRIA)
Description. The Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) is a research unit whose funding partners are CNRS, INRIA, Grenoble INP, UJF and UPMF. The place of AmiLab 1 within LIG is described below in the section on University Joseph Fourier.
G2Elab - Laboratoire de recherche en Génie Electrique (UMR 5269 CNRS, Grenoble INP)
Description. With 114 researchers, engineers, technicians and administratives, more than 100 PHDs students and post-graduate, and roughly 50 Master students, G2Elab is a major national and international actor in electrical engineering. The research fields have for goal to answer to the main societal problematic of tomorrow linked to electricity:
The place of AmiQual within G2Elab strategy. G2ELAB is particularly involved in the problem of design and management of electrical energy system for smart-buildings. Since buildings represent more than 67% of the electricity consumption, the G2ELAB, in cooperation with the G-SCOP laboratory, has identified that buildings are of great importance in the global electric network. The challenge is then to design the more efficiently as possible the electric systems of buildings, and then to manage them as cleverly as possible (linked with the problematic of smart buildings). The challenge is to go towards buildings able to produce their own energy, and to use this energy as efficiently as possible by taking into account the inhabitant’s usages. This topic is of greatest importance in the emerging problematic of electric management. The idea is to go towards smart buildings integrated in smart electrical grids.
In order to develop this thematic the G2ELAB has widely contributed to develop the PREDIS platform that will be integrated in the AmiQual project. The researchers of G2ELAB involved in this research topic are hosted in this platform. This platform is a dedicated research utility in order to characterize electric energy consumption in buildings, to model, to develop and to test new electric systems, and to develop new strategies and software for managing them by integrating the users (the inhabitants).
The AmiQual project will be an opportunity to exchange with other utilities and researchers around the thematic of smart buildings in topics like sensors and software.
G-SCOP - Laboratoire des Sciences pour la Conception, l'Optimisation et la Production de Grenoble (UMR 5272 CNRS, Grenoble INP)
Description. The G-SCOP lab (Grenoble - Science de la Conception, de l'Optimisation et de la Production) tackles the challenges in production systems, goods and services arising from the distribution of devices as much as from the distribution of people. This new context indeed introduces new problems dealing with cooperation, co-design, safety and security management, operator support systems but also with the sharing of knowledge and the integration of uncertainty modelling into algorithms. The G-SCOP lab proposes a multi-disciplinary approach of problems. It gathers researchers from Mechanical Engineering, Operational Research, Control of Discrete Event Systems, Computer Science and Safety and Security Engineering. G-SCOP lab is associated to the French CNRS and it gathers 140 persons including 50 researchers.
The place of AmiQual within G-SCOP strategy. G-SCOP has signed a cooperation agreement with G2ELAB in order to develop new research in the field of Energy and Power Management in smart buildings. These two labs are already involved into projects dealing management of power appliances in housing, management of energy fluxes in power distribution. These projects are supported by French National Agency of Research (ANR), by companies such as Schneider Electric, and by institutions such Centre Scientifique et Technique du bâtiment. In order to develop this thematic, G-SCOP has widely contributed, in cooperation with G2ELAB, to the PREDIS platform that will be integrated in the AmiQual projet. This platform is more especially a research utility in which software for smart energy supervision developed by G-SCOP is tested.
Description. INRIA, the French National Research Institute for Informatics and Automatics, is a public research institute under the joint direction of the French Ministers of Research and of Industry. INRIA has eight research centers, with over 5000 researchers, including scientists from INRIA’s partner organizations, the CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Major French Universities. Approximately 1000 doctoral students work on INRIA research projects. INRIA is well known for its many fundamental contributions to informatics and automatics. INRIA plays an important role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, and fostering the creation of start-up companies.
INRIA develops many partnerships with industry, facilitating technology transfer and exploitation. INRIA has participated in the foundation of over sixty companies, financed in part by the INRIA Transfer subsidiary that provides start-up funds. INRIA is active in standardization committees including IETF and ISO and was the European host of the W3C from 1995 to 2002. INRIA is involved in ERCIM which brings together 17 European research institutes and is a partner in ap proximately 40 FP6 IST actions. INRIA also collaborates with numerous scientific and academic institutions abroad (joint laboratories such as LIAMA, associated research teams, training and internship programs). INRIA has an annual budget of 160 million euros, 20% of which comes from its own research contracts and development products.
The place of AmiQual within INRIA strategy. In order to focus its research actions and relying on its strengths, the INRIA has defined seven areas of priority in its strategic plan 2007-201210. The first four areas are focused on developing original concepts as well as innovative methods and effective modeling tools, on programming, communication and interaction. The three other areas relate to how ICT is integrated into the fields of computational engineering (designing embedded software and systems for physical objects that are subject to extremely stringent requirements with regard to dynamics and security), digital sciences (particularly material, life and environmental sciences), and digital medicine (production of models and algorithms for the medical and medical biology fields). The objectives of the AmiQual facility fit with these priorities. In particular, aspects of Ambient Intelligence which are addressed by the facility correspond to the “Communicating” and “Interaction” priorities where main research challenges of Ambient Intelligence can be found: “Information, Computation and Communication Everywhere”, “The Institute will continue studying new distributed control algorithms for self-organizing networks, in order to allow users to always be connected in the best possible manner.” Application domains that are targeted by AmiQual are also in the core of the INRIA’s priorities for societal issues11: “sustainable development” (smart buildings), “Health” and “Democratic changes” (healthcare), “education” (intelligent campus), etc.
Centre de Recherche INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes
Description. The Centre de Recherche INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes (CR INRIA GRA) is located in the Inovallée Science Park in Montbonnot (near grenoble), and comprises 28 research groups with nearly 600 scientific research staff drawn from the Universities in Grenoble and Lyon, as well as CNRS and INRIA research staff. The 28 research groups perform world-class scientific research and technology innovation in the areas of Embedded Systems, Grid Computing, Distributed Computing, Networks, Bio-Informatics, Graphics and Animation, Computer Vision, Robotics, and Smart Environments. The center is active within the local technology innovation community, and has extensive research cooperation with the Minalogic Innovation Pole, as well as local industrial groups (ST Microelectronics, Orange Labs, Schneider Electric) and small and medium enterprises (GRILOG). In collaboration with Grenoble Univeristies, the CR INRIA GRA is actively involved in masters and doctoral education, notably with teach and research in the International program "Master of Science in Informatics at Grenoble" as well as the doctoral program devoted to Informatics and Applied Mathematics.
The place of AmiQual within CR INRIA GRA strategy. AmiLab 1: Smart Systems and Services will provide INRIA Grenoble with an important research platform for joint innovation with local research community. The AmiLab facility will be an important tool for collaborative and integrative research with Schneider Electric (In the area of energy efficient buildings) and Orange Labs (in the area of multimedia systems and services). The facility will provide a testbed for development and evaluation of technologies in collaboration with local small and medium enterprises, as part of INRIA's I-Labs program. The AmiLab1 facility will be a key part of INRIA's participation in the new European Institute of Technology ICT Labs, providing a facility for research, training and innovation in the EIT ICT labs devoted to smart environments, homecare, and smart energy.
Centre de Recherche INRIA Lille-Nord Europe
Description. INRIA Lille – Nord Europe (ILNE, http://www.inria.fr/lille) has opened in 2008 after an incubation period lasting several years, the result of a government and local authority-backed initiative. Together with the growing influence of existing laboratories, and in close conjunction with nearby universities and schools, this INRIA center will play a determining role in boosting competitiveness in the Nord - Pas-de-Calais region in terms of research and innovation. From the outset, 13 project-teams have worked at the centre. 250 people work in the 4.000 sqm. building, around half of whom are on the Institute’s payroll.
The place of AmiQual within CR INRIA SAM strategy. In accordance with the institute's strategic plan for 2008-2012, the center has set itself three priority research objectives to which most of its 13 teams contribute: software infrastructures for ambient intelligence, modeling and interaction with living systems, and modeling and simulation. Dealing with issues such as healthcare, environment, transportation, trade, industry and services, the INRIA Lille – Nord Europe research center is part of the permanent information and communication revolution that is laying the foundations of our future society. ILNE is a founding partner of the Ambient Intelligence Campus, an initiative that brings together most of the regional software and hardware players relevant to the field and comprises more than 1000 researchers. ILNE is involved in the Nord – Pas de Calais region’s PICOM (mass retail industries) competitiveness cluster. Ambient intelligence is a key strategic focus of the PICOM cluster, which led to several projects on the internet of things and intelligent sales areas. The PICOM also initiated the Lille Métropole Ubiquitaire project on mobile services and ubiquitous commerce, with the ambition to turn the Lille metropolitan area into a life-size laboratory on the commerce of the future.
Centre de Recherche INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt
Description. INRIA Paris - Rocquencourt is one of the eight research centers of the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), a research organization specialized in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies. A Public institution supervised jointly by the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt employs about 600 people including 400 scientists, and has a yearly budget of approximately 35 million Euros. The Paris - Rocquencourt research center is particularly aligned with the Institute’s basic strategy which is to combine scientific excellence with technology transfer. Thus, our priority objectives of research - communication systems and networks - reliable software and security - modeling living structures and environment - are conducted with the goal of reconciling upstream research at the highest international level, applications and development by means of constant interaction with the socio-economic world. We conduct our scientific activities by developing close partnerships with cutting-edge international teams, the world of industry and services, especially as part of competitiveness clusters, and many higher education and research establishments in the Île-de-France area.
The place of AmiQual within INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt strategy. In line with INRIA’s scientific policy, one of the three priority objectives of research at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt is “Communication systems and networks”, which aligns well with the vision of AmiLab 4 – Smart Mobility: E-Campus. Specifically, the researchers of the ARLES project-team at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt will contribute to AmiQual by partnership in AmiLab 4, bringing expertise in the area of software architecture and middleware for pervasive computing/ambient intelligence systems, as well as high-level application development in sensor networks. Relevant research results for AmiQual include the IBICOOP middleware, which provides discovery and communication among peers in a multi-radio, multi-network scenario, as well as ongoing work on the Yarta middleware for enabling interactions in a mobile social network. Members of ARLES have contributed to a number of European and industrial research projects investigating new system and middleware architectures for emerging networking technologies, including flagship European projects OZONE and AMIGO on system infrastructures for ambient intelligence, FP6 PLASTIC project on services engineering for pervasive networks, and FP7 FET CONNECT project on next generation middleware architectures.
Centre de Recherche INRIA Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée
Description. INRIA's Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée research centre was set up in 1983 at the heart of one of the most important scientific parks in Europe. Today it has premises in Sophia Antipolis, Marseille and Montpellier, and now in Italy, bringing together almost 500 staff - including nearly 400 scientists - divided in about 40 research teams, over half of which have established partnerships with public science and technology institutions (EPSTs), universities and grandes écoles (CNRS, CIRAD, ENS, INRA, universities of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Montpellier 1, Montpellier 2, Provence, University of Bologna, etc.).
CR INRIA SAM conducts scientific activities by developing close partnerships with cuttingedge international teams, the world of industry and services, especially as part of competitiveness clusters, and many higher education and research establishments in the Mediterranean area. This contributes to INRIA's strategic objective of combining scientific excellence with technology transfer. The priority objectives of research are Ubiquitous computing and communications, Computational medicine and biology, Modeling, simulating and interacting with the real world. Research in these areas is conducted with the goal of contributing to research at the highest international level, while providing innovative applications and development through interaction with the socio-economic sectors.
The place of AmiQual within INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Médditerranée strategy. One of the three research objectives at CR INRIA SAM is "Modeling, simulating and interacting with the real world". To exemplify our actions on this priority, two milestones of the institute's strategic plan for 2008-2012: Independence for the Elderly and Disabled and Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment. In CR INRIA SAM, five groups propose to work together to develop technologies and services to improve the autonomy and quality of life for elderly and fragile persons. Most of the associated project groups already address issues related to enhancing autonomy and quality of life within their work programs. However, one of their goals is to consolidate their efforts around collaborative experimentation. The AmiLab 5 "Smart Buildings - Aging in place" is perfectly designed to meet the needs of the teams to prototype, certify and transfer their services. This facility will also provide an innovative tool for developing a new partnership with Nice Hospital on the use of ambience intelligence technologies to assess the frailty level of Alzheimer patients.
Description. Institut Telecom is made up of 5 major Graduate Schools of France in the field of Information Technology. Two of these schools are involved in the AmiQual proposal:
The French research landscape has recently evolved in a significant manner and Institut Telecom has emerged as one of the major French public research organizations in information society technologies. With this role of increasing importance Institut Telecom has identified three scientific challenges:
Institut Telecom is currently actively involved in a large number of cooperative projects. Research conducted in the institutes contributes to most of the major European programs and initiatives in the ICT field, including IST, Eureka (ITEA, CELTIC,…), and COST.
Institut Telecom has also developed partnerships with industrial organizations for enabling a rapid transfer of knowledge in the product development cycle. This cooperation is exemplified by the participation in EU-sponsored projects where industry has the prominent role with a strong academic backing from the Institut Telecom researchers. This cooperation takes place with more than 300 organizations in more than 30 countries.
Telecom ParisTech - CNRS LTCI – UMR 5141
Telecom ParisTech is one of France's leading graduate engineering schools and considered the school in the field of Communication and Information Technologies. Its disciplines include all the sciences and techniques that fall within the term "Information and Communications": Computer Science Networks, Communications, Electronics, Signal and Image Processing, as well as the study of economic and social aspects associated with modern technology. The school was founded more than a hundred years ago and is classed among the Grandes Ecoles d'Ingénieurs. Because of its high scientific standard and the extremely competitive admission procedures, Telecom ParisTech can be compared to the highest level engineering schools and universities that one would find abroad.
As an institution of higher education, the school is publicly funded, with close links with a number of partner institutions: it is part of a federation of schools in Telecommunications, called Institut Telecom and a member of ParisTech, a multi-campus networks of 12 graduate engineering schools, all located in the Paris area.
Telecom ParisTech today has a faculty of about 150 full-time staff (full professors, associate and assistant professors), over 200 part-time lecturers and a student body of about 1000 students (including 750 in the three year diploma program, 100 in one of the master's level programs, and 250 Ph.D. students).
The UMR 5141 aka LTCI (Laboratory for Communication and Processing of Information) is a joint research lab between the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Telecom ParisTech. It currently covers all the research activities within Telecom ParisTech and its structure mirrors that of Telecom ParisTech.
Telecom SudParis – CNRS SAMOVAR - UMR 5157
Telecom SudParis graduate school of engineering is committed to the development of information technology. It offers post-graduate masters programs in English and French. Research at Telecom SudParis is conducted in direct relation with the SAMOVAR (UMR 5157) CNRS research unit that focusses on distributed services, architectures, modeling, validation, network administration.
The place of AmiQual within Paris Tech strategy. AmiLab 4 will contribute to the strategic involvement of Institut Telecom in Saclay Campus, creating a unique opportunity to develop, design, experiment and set up ICT-based innovations involving plusridisciplinary expertise. This is completely alined with the 3rd of the three above mentioned challenges identified as key to the Institut Telecom strategy: “Develop new services for the information society and comprehend their uses”. This Equipex will support the development of - new and existing – cooperations with local public and private partners (in particular: Ecole Polytechnique, CEA, System@tic, Altran, INRIA).
Description. University Joseph Fourier (UJF) is one of the 5 top universities in France. UJF’s ambitious research takes place within 70 research laboratories and is developed in partnership with national research bodies and major international facilities. UJF's research is organized as four scientific and technological clusters: Earth and Universe sciences, Environment and Society, Life and Health Sciences, Chemistry and Bioengineering, Mathematics, Information and Communication Sciences and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering. UJF provides students with its high-quality education, enabling them to gain strong professional skills. 17000 students are registered at UJF to study a wide range of disciplines covering sciences, technology, medicine and society. UJF offers a variety of bachelor and master programmes (52 bachelor's degrees, 84 research-oriented or vocational master's degrees) and has 8 doctoral schools.
The place of AmiQual within UJF strategy. The AmiQual equipment and its scientific project are in accord with the UJF’s scientific strategy in the areas of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Habitats. Research in these areas stem from long standing collaborations with major industrial partners such as Orange labs, Schneider Electric and others.
LIG – Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (UMR 5217 CNRS INS2I, PRES Grenoble, INRIA)
Description. The Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble (LIG) is a research unit whose funding partners are CNRS, INRIA, Grenoble INP, UJF and UPMF. LIG has been created on January 1, 2007. It gathers over 550 researchers, lecturers-researchers, students and postdocs, technical and administrative staff members. Research activities are structured around 23 autonomous research groups. LIG’s scientific project is an invitation to imagine the future of Computer Science: refine the domain’s concepts, put forward models and algorithms determining the domain’s evolution, and create mock-ups helping to anticipate the usages. In this respect one of LIG’s big projects for the period of the four-year strategic plan consists in working on a integrated platform around the thematic of ambient computing. AERES ranked LIG A+, in the top level French laboratories.
The place of AmiQual within LIG strategy. In its founding document in 2005 [Plateau et al 05], the Laboratoire Informatique de Grenoble (LIG) has selected Ambient Informatics as its unifying scientific project. Within this project, LIG has identified core challenges as proposing the theories and models, languages and software components for systems that are multi-scale, heterogeneous, reliable, secure, and interacting with users in an appropriate manner. Smart Buildings have been identified as one of the unifying projects, and a LIG working group was formed to identify challenges and formulate a vision for how ambient informatics could provide systems and services for smart buildings. Many of the ideas proposed in AmiQual can be found documented in the LIG Smart Building working group report [Crowley et al 08] based on contributions from 14 of the 24 LIG research Groups.
The AmiLab 1 Smart Habitats, as well as the Coordination Facility will be located within buildings operated by LIG. During construction in Phase 1, the Smart Habitats AmiLab will rely extensively on LIG research groups, and as well as the MarveLIG research platform for component technologies. LIG researchers will be actively solicited for contributions of expertise in sensors, actuators, robotics, network technologies, middleware, context aware computing, intelligent systems and human-computer interaction. During Phase 2, The Smart Habitats AmiLab platform will serve as a testbed facility for multidisciplinary research by researchers within LIG.
CERAPS – Centre d’étude et de Recherches Administratives, Politiques et Sociales (UMR 8026 CNRS, Lille II)
Description. Mainly positioned at the University of Lille Nord-de-France, CERAPS is the largest research unit specialized in Law and Political Science. Political Science, Public Law and Sociology are its main fields. With a double label granted by CNRS, the lab is recognized by a large scale of academic partners, from the American Political Science Association (APSA) to European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), by the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and is celebrated by awards and distinctions. CERAPS’ projects include both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand changes within the present political order at strategic levels : construction of suprapolitical areas, citizens and their connections with politics, governance and legitimacy in democratic countries, public institutions and political bodies, incrementation of legal norms. Devoted to teaching and training, 34 academics, 5 research-fellows, 6 managing and clerical staffs and 83 graduated and post-graduated students are active participants, in both Master Degrees, of annual colloquiums and conferences.
The place of AmiQual within CERAPS strategy. CERAPS's legal expertise will cover the development of support tools for legal analysis surrounding the elaboration of systems and services for Ambient Intelligence. It lays on an understanding of analysis processus, data processing, and its exploitation, at each step of the process, from design, development to deployment, even the commercilaisation of a finished product. The wealth of legal questions raised by AmiQual will give a direct feedback effect on the science of law. The transversal nature of the problems raised will force us to think the legal aspects outside its classical categories.
I3S - Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis (UMR 6070 CNRS, Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis)
Description. The I3S laboratory (“Laboratoire d'Informatique, Signaux et Systèmes de Sophia-Antipolis”) is home to more than 115 academics including Professors and Associate Professors from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis along with full time researchers from CNRS and INRIA. The laboratory is hosted across three neighbouring sites: Algorithmes/Euclide B, Polytech’Sophia/Templiers and INRIA Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée. The research teams are structured into four departments, COMRED, GLC, MDSC and SIS. They cover, almost continuously, all the spectrum of computer science, from the most theoretical to rather applied aspects, and electrical engineering, including signal and image processing, automatic control and robotics. The research activity in COMRED (“COMmunications, Réseaux, systèmes Embarqués et Distribués”) is centred on communication networks and embedded and distributed systems. MDSC (“Modèles Discrets pour les Systèmes Complexes”) is centred on formal discrete models for complex systems. SIS (“Signal, Images, Systèmes”) is centred on signal-processing, image-processing and control. GLC (“Génie du Logiciel et de la Connaissance”) is centred on software and knowledge engineering. Techniques are studied and developed to master software complexity, dynamicity and adaptability. Their implementation is considered on widely distributed architectures (grid computing, ambient computing), together with the semantic description of processes and data as well as the design and use of knowledge databases.
The laboratory invests on average 2 M€ per year (not including salaries) in research activities from which more than 90% is funded through competitive grants and industrial collaborations. In 2009, for instance, 29 projects have been supported by the ANR (National Agency for Research) and 7 by the European Union. The scientific achievements have been highly successful over the last four years as demonstrated, for example, by more than 300 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals. These factors underline the international importance and impact of the research carried out at the I3S laboratory.
The place of AmiQual within I3S strategy. The main purpose of the scenarios of I3S in the AmiLab 5 is to test the advanced middleware for ubiquitous computing for home control Indeed new high added-value services are now accessible through better management of the interroperability between devices and smart objects and the dynamic evolution of these facilities.I3S has already built an experimental environment called the Ubiquarium that is comprised of various devices and services, that can be discovered and composed at runtime. Those devices can either be virtual devices (3D scene objects in which the user is immersed), or physical devices worn by users or available in their immediate environment. This represents an ideal framework for the evaluation of new applications for mobile and ambient computing. This platform is particularly well adapted to the study of the software adaptation mechanisms for context-aware mobile and ubiquitous computing applications. AmiQual will provide an exceptional context and tool to go beyond the state of the art in the field of home control and assisted living, in association with other AmiQual partners and research groups of the area of Sophia Antipolis: LEAT (electronics), GREDEG (law and economics), CHU (health) and other UNS partners.
ICD - Institut Charles Delaunay (UMR 6279 CNRS, UTT)
Description. The Charles Delaunay Institute (ICD) has been established on 1 january 2006. It gathers 450 lecturers-researchers, phd and postdoc students, engineers and administrative staff members. Research activities are organized around 8 research teams and a transversal scientific axis focused on Risk Engineering which has been recognized as an UMR CNRS on january 2010. Research at the Institute addresses a wide range of disciplinary areas : from physics and signal processing to networks, sustainable development, and cognitive engineering.
The place of AmiQual within ICD strategy. Since 1998 the University of Technology of Troyes has initiated a research activity (led by the TechCICO research team) focused on cooperation mechanisms and on the design and assessment of mobile and cooperative technologies. In this context ICD has developed knowledge, methods, and tools to guide the design of systems to support human performance in cooperative complex settings including pervasive computing situations. We take a highly interdisciplinary approach integrating cognitive ergonomics, psychology, sociology, human-computer interaction and knowledge engineering. Ambient Intelligence introduces pervasive and unobtrusive intelligence appliances in the surrounding environment supporting the activities and interactions of the users in a radical new way. It extends the scope of traditional issues studied in cooperative systems research and offers new opportunities for developing original research trends in the domain of human-computer and human-human cooperation. Recently, the ICD-TechCICO team has initiated scientific and industrial research projects focused on the sociocognitive efficiency and acceptability of ambient intelligence. The team will take benefit from this opportunity to develop this axis of research and to set methods and tools to assess the potential of ambient intelligence situations.distributed, pervasive systems from the point of view of the users in different contexts of use and in coordination with the different AmiLabs.
MSHST - Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société de Toulouse (MSH9, Toulouse I et II)
Description. The MSHS of Toulouse (Toulouse Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities Federative Research) is a stronghold of interdisciplinary scientific research in Midi-Pyrénées. Created in 1999, it depends on three regulatory authorities (National Centre for Scientific Research, and two universities of Toulouse, and has premises in both universities. It federates 22 research laboratories (with a total exceeding 600 permanent researchers), among which 11 have got the CNRS label. The MSHS of Toulouse and 22 other similar institutes in France constitute a Network recognized since 2006 by the Ministry of Research as a Scientific Interest Group (GIS). Working with approximately 1/3 of Social and Human Sciences university professors and researchers, the network and each of its institutes react to research opportunities at the interdisciplinary level, facilitate the development of collective equipments and shared resources, and help the research laboratories to valorize their results. The specificity of the Toulouse Institute within the French network is its strong support to the development of scientific projects involving collaboration between the Human and Social Sciences and the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. The MSHST is already a partner of different projects going in this direction.
The 6 MSHST laboratories involved in this EquipEx develop research on the subject of health, aging and disability.
The place of AmiQual within MSHST strategy. “Health and aging is an important field of the MSHST policy for the next four years programme. AmiLab 2 Smart HealthCare and HomeCare will become an essential element of this policy, facilitating interactions with the partners in the Toulouse site. It will consolidate some equipments that we have already available at the MSHST (audiometric room, smart home, etc.) related with academic formation (2A2M - Aide et Assistance pour le Monitoring et le Maintien à domicile and gerontology).
IRIT - Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (UMR 5550 CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier -Toulouse III)
Description. The IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse – Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research) represents one of the major potential of the French research in computer science, with a workforce of more than 600 members including 187 researchers and teachers 187 PhD students, 36 post-doc and researchers under contract and also 47 engineers and administrative employees. AERES ranked IRIT A+, in the top level French laboratory.
The 18 research groups of the laboratory are dispatched in seven scientific themes covering all the computer science domains of today: Information Analysis and Synthesis, Indexing and Information Search, Interaction Autonomy Dialogue and Cooperation, Reasoning and Decision, Algorithms Modelling and High Performance Calculus, Architecture Systems and Networks, and Safety of Software Development. 10 groups are concerned by this equipment demand. From 2008, we defined four strategic fields around the big scientific and socio-economical challenges: Data Mass and Calculus, Critical Embedded Systems, Ambient Socio-technical Systems, Computer Science for Health.
The place of AmiQual within IRIT strategy. Since 2008, IRIT has initiated two scientific axes concerning the Health and the Sociotechnique Ambient Systems based on several existing competencies inside the laboratory. 10 IRIT teams over 18 have some linked research with ambient systems. Some IRIT teams have participated or are currently participating to projects in relation with ambient systems and/or health. IRIT is leader of the AmIE (Ambient Intelligent Entities) project supported by the laboratory and the University Paul Sabatier where healthcare & homecare is one of the application domains. The AmiLab 2 HealthCare and HomeCare will provide an exceptional context and tool to go beyond the state of the art in association with other diciplines. The regional or national projects cannot provide enough funding to create this research tool, that is to say enough equipment to really realise the scalability of our solutions. This equipment will participate in cooperation with our competitivity pole about “Cancer Bio Santé” to the excellence and the visibility of researches done at IRIT.
IRIT will manage the local installation of the equipment that will be in majority in two rooms inside IRIT: smart room and the usage study laboratory: ULYSS. IRIT will actively participate with medical staff to the supervision of the installation in the CIC CHU, CUC and private houses. It will also take into account the maintenance of the equipment concerning HealthCare & HomeCare.
|Lig laboratoire Informatique de Grenoble||Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire (Europe – Afrique)|
«Usages et Pratiques de l’environnement» (29 mars 2011), à celle de Paris sur «Histoire des modes de régulation environnementale»...
|Bogliste: Faglitteratur o lig||Universite joseph fourier – grenoble I|
|U. F. R. Sciences & Techniques Mathématiques, Informatique et Automatique||Master Sciences, Technique, Santé Mention Informatique|
|Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire (Europe – Afrique)||Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire (Europe – Afrique)|
|Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire (Europe – Afrique)||Laboratoire méditerranéen de Préhistoire (Europe – Afrique)|