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HIPERCOM Research team

High performance communication

  • Leader : Pascale Minet
  • Research center(s) : CRI de Paris
  • Field : Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing
  • Theme : Networks and Telecommunications
  • Partner(s) : Ecole Polytechnique,CNRS
  • Collaborator(s) : EC. POLYTECHNIQUE, CNRS

Team presentation

The HIPERCOM project-team aims at designing, estimating and optimizing algorithms used in the context of telecommunication and information transfer. The privileged activity domains are protocols, new telecommunication standards and the optimization of linked services. New networks and services supporting the Internet represent a privileged ground.

Research themes

  • Methodology for estimating telecommunication algorithms. You cannot design right algorithms without good models to estimate these algorithms. The different main lines are the following: - Collision solving protocols; - Wireless access protocols; - Order and priority algorithms.
  • Modelling of traffic and network architectures, information analytic theory. Most of the estimating models for network performance come from traffic scenarios well established. Telecommunication generalization requires calling some of these scenarios into question. This research theme takes part in the definition and refinement of new scenarios. It deals also with the classification and improvement of general analytic evaluation tools. - On/Off traffics; - Wireless networks (routing and frequency reuse); - Very high flow networks and commutation switch architectures.
  • Design of telecommunication algorithms. - Wireless access protocols; - Wireless routing protocols; - High flow access protocols; - Access protocols with priorities and service qualities.

International and industrial relations

  • Participation in the European Esprit projects Laura (finished in 1995) on wireless and high flow local networks and Catserver on servers in IP networks with TV wire.
  • Participation in the "Information Highway" project Multicâble.
  • Participation in the standardization committees: Etsi, Cenelec and IEEE 802.
  • Academic links with Purdue University and Bell Laboratories.

Keywords: Networks Algorithms Performances Optimization Standardization Services