Engineering - software
A routine practice in manufacturing for decades, the concept of product lines is now pervading the software industry. Vendors dream of deriving myriad variations of their software in order to meet specific customer demands and to address more market segments. Yet, managing the complexity of thousands options is no trivial challenge. At this juncture, the virtues of Model-Driven Engineering become all the more relevant, as French scientist Mathieu Acher explains.
Awards - Research
The ASAP team's paper entitled "Archiving Cold Data in Warehouses with Clustered Network Coding, Actes de EuroSys 2014" has won the prize awarded by the magazine La Recherche in the "Computer Science" category. Launched 12 years ago, this prize aims to promote research spanning different scientific and technological disciplines.
Stéphane Ubeda is nominated as the new director of the Inria Rennes Bretagne Atlantique’s research center
Antoine petit, Inria’s CEO, has nominated Stéphane Ubeda as the new director of the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique’s research center, replacing Bertrand Braunschweig from the october 1st 2015.
Erwan Faou, Inria researcher in the project-team IPSO, received last september 14 the Germund Dahlquist prize 2015, on the occasion of the international conference SciCADE2015 (Scientific Computation and Differential Equations) held in Potsdam (Germany).
Event - Openness
Created by Inria, fOSSa is a conference where scientists present the latest open source developments. The seventh edition takes place in Nantes from 23 to 25 September 2015. As explained by its co-ordinator, Stéphane Ribas, the event provides an opportunity to get a preview of the latest trends coming out of a flourishing ecosystem.
- Stéphane Ribas
- INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
- Open design
- Creativ commons
- Citizen cloud
- FOSSa 2015
- Nantes Digital Week
Medecine - Virtual reality
Surgical education could greatly benefit from VR-based training systems. Yet, devising such simulators calls for innovative methods meant to model not just the surgical processes but also the medical knowledge and the doctor's multifaceted expertise. Overcoming these methodological deadlocks is the purpose of S3PM, a new research project carried out in Rennes, Brittany, France, by three scientific teams in conjunction with the University Hospital.
Launched by the Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique Research Centre, A||GO is a platform intended to facilitate the use of applications developed by the Institute at the national level. As research engineer Sébastien Campion explains, scientists in many fields, businesses and individuals will soon be able to launch tasks via a simple web interface.
Research - Privacy
Billions of people surf the web. Surprisingly enough, almost everyone uses a uniquely customized browser. These small differences are tantamount to a distinct digital fingerprint that can be surreptitiously collected by a new breed of inquisitive programs, spurring privacy concerns. A scientist at Inria research center in Rennes, Brittany, France, Benoît Baudry holds that software diversity is also at the crux of the solution against such prying tools.
Awards and distinctions
Alan Schmitt, an Inria researcher working in the Celtique research team, has recently received the Most Influential POPL Paper Award. This award recognises a paper that he co-authored in 2005 as being the most influential paper ten years after its publication. We asked him for his comments.