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1/07/2014

Amadeus and Inria sign a one-year research collaboration agreement

Amadeus, one of the world's travel technology leaders, and the Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée research centre, have entered into a research collaboration agreement for a period of one year

The agreement, which involves the Amadeus development site in Sophia Antipolis and the COATI and SCALE Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée and I3S (UNS-CNRS) joint research teams, is aimed at exploring how digital technology could be put to good use in complex distribution applications for the travel industry. Applications of this type call for powerful algorithms and distributed programming methods to search for the best solutions from billions of combinations in a very short time. Hundreds – or even thousands – of computers are used simultaneously to achieve this. The advantages of digital technology will be demonstrated in an application used to build optimised turnkey packages that are fully customised to meet the traveller's every need – no matter how complex.

For Amadeus, this partnership is a unique opportunity to define a new approach aimed at improving and developing its platform. At the end of the research period, Amadeus will be able to offer its customers new travel solutions at levels of package complexity never achieved before, without increasing – or even considerably reducing – response time.

This collaboration will also provide both INRIA-I3S joint project teams with access to new, real-life situations, using field data and requirements to enhance and extend their research work in the fields of networks and calculations and distributed applications.

This is just the first step. Depending on results, Amadeus could propose thesis topics to take this research further still!

Keywords: Distributed applications Scale Coati Netwoks Partnership Amadeus

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