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Fabien Gandon

Head of the Inria Wimmics research team and Inria’s representative at the W3C

Fabien is researcher at Inria and scientific head of the Wimmics team (Inria, I3S, CNRS, University of Nice) which studies the methods, models, tools and algorithms to reconcile the social web, mainly oriented towards the users, and semantic web, essentially oriented towards the machines and software. Fabien is also a representative of Inria at the international standardization consortium for the Web (W3C) and a member of several working groups of the consortium, especially in the field of linked data, related data and semantic web.


Serge Abiteboul

Head of Research at Inria, member of the French Digital Council. 

Portrait Serge Abiteboul @INRIA / Photo C. Lebedinsky

Serge Abiteboul graduated from Télécom ParisTech and received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a State thesis from the University of Paris-Sud. He is a member of the National Digital Council and the Academy of Sciences, and president of the Conseil scientifique de la Société Informatique de France. He has been a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique and guest professor at Stanford and Oxford Universities. He held for a year the computer chair at the Collège de France and the Franqui Chair at the University of Namur. In 1998, he received the ACM SIGMOD Innovation Award, the EADS prize from the Academy of Sciences in 2007, and the Milner prize from the Royal Society in 2013. In 2008, he received an ERC Advanced Grant. His research focuses on information management, particularly on the Internet.


François Daoust

W3C Expert 

François Daoust

François Daoust develops Web applications for all types of devices (mobile phones, tablets, TVs, connected objects) for fifteen years. W3C, he is particularly interested in the convergence of the Internet and television, and scenarios involving multiple terminals. He also participated in the working group on real-time communication (WebRTC). François is the co-author of a book entitled "Facing the challenge of the mobile Web."


Philippe Merle

Research Fellow, Inria Spirals research team Spirals

Research Fellow, INRIA research team Spirals

Member of Spirals research team , Philippe Merle received a PhD in computer science at the University of Science and Technology of Lille in 1997 and was a lecturer at the University of Science and Technology of Lille from 1997 to 2002. since 2001 he is researcher at Inria. His research focuses on software engineering for distributed systems, including cloud computing and service oriented computing.


Bernard Odier

Charge transfer "telecom networks, multimedia" in charge of the Office & Inria France W3C

Bernard Odier is the Technology Transfer Executive at Inria, Institut de Recherche en Sciences du Numérique, and Office Manager of the French office of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

With degrees from ESME Sudria and ESCP Europe, Bernard Odier has held various marketing and sales positions at Alcatel-Lucent (export); ATOS (Advanced Techniques of Sema Group); France Cables & Radio, and Orange Business Services Expertel (Marketing Director of the outsourcing division).

Bernard has a special interest in the impact new technologies have on strategy and marketing. 


Stephane Boyera

Expert W3C

Stéphane is W3C Staff since 1995. Since 1st January 2014, he is leading W3C work on Web Payments, part of HTML5Apps EU-Funded project.

Before that, leading the W3C Device Independence Working Group from 2001 till 2005, he has been a key participant in the development and launch of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative, managing the Device Description Working Group till the end of 2005. At the same time, Stéphane also took part in the management of the Voice and Multimodal Activities. Since 2006 he has been leading W3C's work on the Mobile Web for Social Development, which is looking at how to extend the frontier of the Web to make it relevant, usable and useful for rural communities and under-privileged populations of Developing Countries. Since its launch in January 2008, Stéphane has been managing the EU FP7 project Digital World Forum focusing on the use of ICT to leverage economic development in Africa and Latin America.

From mid-2008, Stephane has taken part of the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation, in charge of defining the Web in Society program, and he officially joined the foundation in January 2009 as lead program manager till end of June 2013. Since then, he continues working in the domain of web technology and social and economic development in low and middle-income countries as an independant consultant.

Before W3C, Stéphane worked in Artificial Intelligence (knowledge acquisition and modeling) at Inria. He has an engineering degree from ESSTIN (telecommunications and network engineering school in Sophia-Antipolis).


David Simplot-Ryl

Director of the INRIA Lille - Nord Europe research center 

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David Simplot-Ryl has been the director of Inria Lille-Nord Europe research center since 2011 and has been contributing for years to the development of research in computer science in close collaboration with the business community, especially through competitive clusters and regional excellence centres. He is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and former auditor at the l’Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie (IHEST), he led the Pops project team (joint project between Inria, Lille 1 University and the CNRS from 2004 to 2011) where he was looked into systems and networks for communicating objects and, in particular, communication protocols for sensor networks. 

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