The INFINE (INFormatIon NEtworks) is a research team of INRIA Saclay – Ile de France, located at the Alain Turing building in the Campus of the Polytechnical School, Palaiseau. INFINE aims to design and to analyse novel communication paradigms, protocols, and architectures based on concepts of ultra distributed, information- and user-centric networking. The team is motivated by the recent and forthcoming evolution of Internet uses. Based on an information- and user-centric perspective, not only does it address issues pertaining to physical communication networks such as traffic routing, regulation and caching, but also issues about online social networks such as content recommendation and privacy protection.

INFINE team is engaged in research along three main themes: Online social networking, Information- and User-centric networking, and Spontaneous Wireless Networks.

All the INFINE research activities encompass both theoretical research (on elaboration of models, algorithms, protocols and formal characterization of their performance), and applied research (to validate and to experiment with the proposed concepts against real networking scenarios). It is indeed an ambition of the project to generate a mutually beneficial interaction between theory and systems approaches.

The INFINE team fits in the theme “Networks and Telecommunications” of the research field “Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing” at INRIA.