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PLANETE Research team

Protocols and applications for the Internet

  • Leader : Walid Dabbous
  • Research center(s) : CRI Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Field : Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing
  • Theme : Networks and Telecommunications

Team presentation

The PLANETE project-team, located both at INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée and INRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes research centers, conducts research in the domain of networking, with an emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating Internet protocols and applications. The main objective of the project-team is to propose and study new architectures, services and protocols that will enable efficient and secure communication through the Internet.

The Internet architecture is expected to evolve and the next-generation network must overcome the limitations of existing networks and add new capabilities and services. Future networks should be available anytime and anywhere, be accessible from any communication device, require little or no management overhead, be resilient to failures, malicious attacks and natural disasters, and be trustworthy for all types of communication traffic. It is therefore important to perform a balance of theoretical and experimental research that expand the understanding of large, complex, heterogeneous networks, design of access and core networks based on emerging wireless and optical technologies, and continue the evolution of Internet.

Research themes

In our project-team, we have chosen to address a small number of research directions focusing on the following domains which constitute essential building blocks for the future Internet architecture:
  • Security in infrastructure-less and constrained networks;
  • New modes of information dissemination;
  • Seamless integration of wireless devices with the rest of network infrastructure;
  • Understanding the Internet behavior;
  • Experimental environments for future Internet architecture;

International and industrial relations

Our research activities are conducted in the context of national and European projects among them DIVINE (Video transmission over heterogeneous receivers and links), OSCAR (Overlay networks Security: Characterization, Analysis and Recovery), CAPRI-FEC (Design and analysis of Application Level FEC codes and application to mobile communications), ONELAB (An Open Networking Laboratory Supporting Communication Network based on PlanetLab), UBISec&Sens (Ubiquitous Sensing and Security in the European Homeland) and Expeshare (Enable Virtual Communities to Share Media Experiences). To complete the golden chain, we collaborate with industrials such as Ericsson, Nokia, SUN, Docomo, Expway, UDcast, Hitachi, Alcatel, FT R&D, LGE, STM, Motorola, Intel, Netcelo, NEC, Boeing and others, to transfer the results of our research and/or to address together hard research problems.

Keywords: Protocols Applications