MADYNES Research team
Management of dynamic networks and services
- Leader : Isabelle Chrisment
- Type : team
- Research center(s) : Nancy
- Field : Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing
- Theme : Networks and Telecommunications
- Inria teams are typically groups of researchers working on the definition of a common project, and objectives, with the goal to arrive at the creation of a project-team. Such project-teams may include other partners (universities or research institutions)
The goal of the research project-team is to design, validate and deploy novel management and control paradigms and software architectures able to cope with :
- the growing dynamicity of both telecommunication infrastructures and services,
- the scalability issues induced by the ubiquitous Internet.
The project addresses two complementary areas :
The first one, called Autonomous Management, focuses on the evolution of management paradigms in order to establish the foundation and the basic infrastructure for autonomous management solutions. Following research topics are addressed in this direction :
- the design of models and methods enabling self organization of management entities,
- the evaluation of communication architectures based on peer-to-peer and application level routing principles together with novel approaches to the representation of management information,
- modeling and benchmarking of management infrastructures.
The second area, called Functional areas extends the above foundations through three of its major functional areas, namely :
- security : new key distribution protocols and infrastructures for privacy,
- service configuration and provisioning : automation of processes ranging from service subscription to service deployment and service activation,
- measurment and analysis : automated instrumentation, tuning, monitoring and measurment models for end-to-end service quality assesment.
The Next Generation Internet is the main application field of our research. Its architecture and the services that it is planed to support offer all dynamic and scalability features that we address in the two research directions of the project.
International and industrial relations
The project-team has many ongoing cooperations with both public and industrial research laboratories worldwide. We have priviledged ongoing cooperations with : LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France), LIP6 (Paris, France), ENST (Paris, France), INSA de Lyon (France), LSR-IMAG (Grenoble, France), Twente University (The Netherlands), Concordia University (Montréal, Canada), UQAM (Montréal, Canada), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).
Current industrial partners are : Alcatel, France Telecom R&D and Thalès.
These cooperations are strenghened through our participation to many national and international research programs (RNRT, RNTL, ACI, AS CNRS, 6Net, EUNICE) as well as standardization and research bodies like the NMRG within IRTF.
Research teams of the same theme :
- AGORA - ALGorithmes et Optimisation pour Réseaux Autonomes
- COATI - Combinatorics, Optimization and Algorithms for Telecommunications
- DANTE - Dynamic Networks : Temporal and Structural Capture Approach
- DIANA - Design, Implementation and Analysis of Networking Architectures
- DIONYSOS - Dependability Interoperability and perfOrmance aNalYsiS Of networkS
- DYOGENE - Dynamics of Geometric Networks
- EVA - Wireless Networking for Evolving & Adaptive Applications
- FUN - self-organizing Future Ubiquitous Network
- GANG - Networks, Graphs and Algorithms
- INFINE - INFormation NEtworks
- NEO - Network Engineering and Operations
- RAP2 - Réseaux, algorithmes et probabilités
- SOCRATE - Software and Cognitive radio for telecommunications