An in-depth look at H2020 flagship projects
Several Inria project teams are participating in european framework programmes. Heavily involved in FP7 with around sixty projects currently underway, they are now participating in 49 Horizon 2020 actions. In this context the teams are collaborating with several European academic and industrial partners. We shall now explore some of these projects which have major scientific and socio-economic implications for research in Europe.
Coordinated by the AROMATH research team headed by Bernard Mourrain (Inria Sophia Antipolis), the POEMA project is a European (H2020) Training Network designed to go beyond traditional paradigms of Mathematical optimization by exploiting new advances in algebra and convex geometry. Mathematical optimization yields significant advantages for many industry and society sectors, ranging from production planning processes, transportation, to energy consumption, and resources control, where optimization solutions are used to determine the behaviour of many devices or services.
- Polynomial optimization
- Robust global optimization methods
- Polynomial functions
- Industrial partners
- Energy management
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A European consortium led by Inria and funded by the EU ICT H2020 program, TeamPlay aims at developing new techniques that will allow execution time, energy, security and other important non-functional properties of parallel software to be treated as first-class citizens. As Project Coordinator Olivier Zendra points out, this research is expected to have a significant impact on various sectors of the industry. Results will be evaluated through use cases from various domains such as computer vision, cybersecurity, satellites and drones.
With the advance of robotics, a variety of service bots will soon be trundling and treading the public spaces among people going about their daily occupations. Making navigation through human tides safe and smooth is the purpose of Crowdbot, a European consortium led by Inria and funded by the EU ICT H2020 program. As project coordinator Julien Pettré points out, this research places a strong emphasis on ethics.
A powerful software development methodology, DevOps has become a very popular tool in the US for it greatly helps web giants to deliver more frequent updates. True enough, Europe hasn't catch up yet. Coordinated by Inria, STAMP is a consortium whose aim is to provide a critical missing piece to this methodology. To wit: an automated test generation tool that would make DevOps less risky and incidentally more palatable to European companies. This projet has just been selected as part of the EU H2020 call for proposals ICT-10-2016 ‘Software Technologies’.
After working on the WebCrypto Working Group at W3C/MIT , Harry Halpin joined the Prosecco team at INRIA Paris in January 2016. He coordinates the European NEXTLEAP project and its multi-disciplinary team.Its goal is to develop the securitymessagingprotocols of tomorrow for messaging and identity applications.
The VESSEDIA project, selected within the frame of the call 2016 on Digital Security under the framework-programme Horizon 2020, and coordinated by Technikon (Austria), will bring safety and security to many new software connected applications and devices
“Programming Model INTERoperability ToWards Exascale”, is the goal of the INTERTWinE project. Achieving cooperation with software (runtime support) which controls applications on parallel machines is a challenge which the partners will have 3 years to meet.
Launched in January 2015 with a budget of €4.3M, AEROGUST encompasses, alongside the Memphis team, 12 European partners from the world of academic research (United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa) and industry (Numeca, Optimad, Airbus Defense & Space, Dassault Aviation, Piaggio Aero, Valeol). This project works on simulation issues for the avionics and wind sectors.
ARCADES : changing the ususal CAD/CAM paradigms by introducing methods taken from algebraic geometry
Coordinated by the Greek centre for research and innovation in information technology, for communication and ATHENA knowledge, the ITN « ARCADES » (Algebraic Representations in Computer-Aided Design for complEx Shapes) network, financed as part of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015 call for participation, aims to push forward the traditional paradigmes of Computer Aided Design (CAD) by taking advantage of recent advantages in mathematical and algorithms research.
HPC4E (High Performance Computing for Energy ) is a two-year project whose goal is to apply new high performance computing techniques to simulations of industrial interest in the energy sector: production of wind energy, fuel system for the generation of biogas and exploration of oil and gas sources.