• ANR Numerical Models MARMOTE (January 2013 – June 2017)

MAESTRO is partner and coordinator of the ANR project MARMOTE: MARkovian MOdeling Tools and Environments, ANR-12-MONU-0019. The MARMOTE project aims at realizing the prototype of a software environment dedicated to modeling with Markov chains. It brings together seven partner teams, expert in markovian analysis, who will develop advanced solution algorithms and applications in different scientific domains: reliability, distributed systems, biology, physics and economics. The participants are: University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (PRiSM), Telecom SudParis (SAMOVAR), University Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne (LACL), University Pierre and Marie Curie (LIP6) and Inria (Project-Teams Diogen, Maestro, Mescal).

The ANR project Ecoscells (Efficient Cooperating Small Cells, ANR-09-VERSO-01) aimed at developing algorithms and solutions which will be required for the deployment of small cell networks. The theoretical studies will define and solve the models needed to understand the behavior of radio channels, and will design the algorithms which will allow the exploitation of the diversity (user, spatial, interference, etc.) in these networks. The consortium gathers two main industrial groups in the telecommunication domain (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs (leader) and Orange Labs), together with three leading SMEs (3Roam, Sequans and Siradel) and six academic partners (Univ. of Avignon, Inria through its project-teams MAESTRO, MASCOTTE (now COATI) and Swing, EURECOM, Laas-Cnrs and Laboratoire des Signaux et Syst`emes/SUPELEC). See also

  • Inria ARC OCOQS (2011-2012)

The ARC (INRIA Cooperative Research Initiative) OCOQS (Optimal threshold policies in COntrolled Queuing Systems) was devoted to the structural analysis of Markov Decision Processes, with the objective to improve the set of formal techniques available to prove that optimal control policies have a particular structure (typically, threshold-type). This project involved A. Jean-Marie with A. Busic (Inria project-team Trec now Dyogene), E. Hyon (LIP6 and Univ. Paris 10) and I. Vliegen (Univ. Twente).

MODECOL (Using mathematical MODeling to improve ECOLogical services of prairial ecosystems, ANR-08-SYSC-0012) was integrated in the framework of the urgent need for solutions for compensating human deterioration of the environment. New environmental policies point out natural ecosystems as key elements for providing ecological services such as water purification, soil detoxification, climate regulation and advocate for the creation of new ecosystems (as surrogates for the degraded natural systems) for increasing their positive effect on the environment. The project Modecol aimed at developing a hybrid model, sufficiently realistic, that will simulate a prairial ecosystem (modelled through IBM) correlated through feedbacks to environmental conditions (modelled through PDEs). Participants were: UMR Ecobio (CNRS/Univ. Rennes 1), University of Houston (USA), University of Berkeley (USA), University of La Rochelle, and Inria through its project-teams MAESTRO, MODEMIC and TOSCA.

  • ANR Telecom WINEM (2007-2010)

MAESTRO was partner of the ANR Telecom WINEM project. Our partners were: France Telecom R&D, GET (ENST Bretagne and INT), project-team ARMOR (INRIA), Institut Eurécom, LIA (University of Avignon), and Motorola which was coordinating the project. This project aimed at engineering and evaluating solutions for the issues left open in the WIMAX standard. Some of these issues are quality of service and service differentiations. MAESTRO’s task was to analyze the performance of the IEEE 802.16e protocol.

  • ANR Multimedia VOODDO (2008-2010)

VOODDO aimed at developing an innovative visualization interface for video contents, based on a safe, reliable and optimized storage and transport infrastructure. It was coordinated by the VodDnet company, and involved researchers of LIRMM (University of Montpellier 2 and CNRS) and MAESTRO.

  • Inria ARC POPEYE (2008-2010)

POPEYE (POPulation gamE theorY and Evolution) focused on the behavior of large complex systems involving interactions among one or more populations. The project brougth together researchers from different disciplines: computer science
and network engineering, applied mathematics, economics and biology. Three Inria project-teams participated in this project (MAESTRO, MESCAL and TOSCA), three INRA groups (Biostatistics and Spatial Processes group in Avignon, Ecology of Insect Pararasitoids group in Sophia-Antipolis, LAMETA group in Montpellier) and three groups from the universities (Combinatorics and Optimization group from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, LIA from University of Avignon, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis).

  • ANR RIAM “SPI3-PRO” (2006-2007)

The aim of this project was to develop and to evaluate a software for the tracking of multimedia content published on the Web. This tool will be used by free-lance professional photographers to protect their rights against malicious behaviors. The industrial partner is CANON and the work is supervised by a professional photographer. MAESTRO develops a software module which will allow an autonomous and an automatic navigation in the Internet. This work builds on the expertise on Web crawlers developed over the years by MAESTRO. K. Avrachenkov wes coordinating this project for MAESTRO.

  • Inria ARC IFANY (2006-2007)

MAESTRO participated in the ARC IFANY (InFormAtioN theorY: New challenges and new interdisciplinary tools), coordinated by E. Altman. Others INRIA project-teams involved are ARMOR, HIPERCOM, TEMICS and TREC. Other groups participating are ENST Bretagne, University of Avignon, France Telecom R&D, Institut Eurecom, EPFL, University of Cyprus and University of Thessaly. The objective of ARC IFANY is to bring together methods and tools used in traditional information theory, together with new tools (stochastic geometry, game theory, percolation) so as to come up with new notions of capacity of wireless networks.

  • Inria ARC COINC (2006-2007)

MAESTRO participated in the ARC COINC (COmputational Issues in Network Calculus), coordinated by B. Gaujal (INRIA project-teamMESCAL). COINC aims at developing computational tools and new applications for what is known as the “network calculus” framework. Partners are INRIA project-teams DISTRIBCOM, MAESTRO and MESCAL, University of Angers and ENS Lyon.

  • Inria ARC PRIXNET (2003-2004)

MAESTRO participated in the ARC PRIXNET on “Internet Pricing”, whose coordinator was B. Tuffin (INRIA project-team ARMOR).
The goal of PRIXNET was to develop, implement and compare new pricing schemes for telecommunication networks. Partners were INRIA project-teams ARMOR and MAESTRO, France Telecom R&D, University of Versailles (PRiSM Lab.) and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA.

  • Inria ARC TCP (2002-2004)

MAESTRO participated in the ARC TCP on “Models and Algorithms for TCP/IP Networks”, whose coordinators were K. Avrachenkov and P. Nain (the initial duration of this ARC was two years but a third year was granted to this project). This ARC was composed of six INRIA project-teams (ARMOR, HIPERCOM, MAESTRO, PLANETE, TREC, RAP), one team from LIRMM, CNRS/University Montpellier research laboratory, three teams from France Telecom R&D (Issy-les-Moulineaux, Lannion and Sophia Antipolis) and one team from EPFL. ARC TCP had two main goals: to keep all participating teams informed of on-going research in this active area of TCP/IP modeling, and to enable new collaborations among participating members. As an illustration of the activities which took place within this ARC, the Third ARC TCP Workshop was held on October 12-13, 2004 at INRIA-Sophia VTHD2 and gathered over 50 participants. In addition to ARC TCP members, the following distinguished researchers gave lectures during this workshop: T. Ott (New Jersey Institute of Technology), M. Sidi (Technion) and S. Mascolo (Politecnico di Bari).

  • RNRT Project VTHD+ (2002-2004)

In this project MAESTRO was in charge of developing and deploying ALLEGRO, a multimedia traffic generator able to create on demand a realistic background traffic on the VTHD platform. ALLEGRO ran on a hundred dedicated workstations connected to the VTHD platform, deployed at eight different geographical sites in France. Several test campaigns qualitatively and quantitatively assessed the performance of this traffic generator. P. Nain was the coordinator for MAESTRO.

Older projects:

  • RNRT Project VTHD (1999-2001)

MAESTRO was partner of the VTHD (Very High Broadband) IP/WDM test platform for new generation Internet applications) project that aimed to deploy a broadband IP test platform to develop the technological bricks required to deploy second generation Internet and Intranet networks.

VTHD was partially funded by the Direction Générale de l’Industrie, the Technologies de l’Information et des Postes (DiGITIP), and the Ministry for the Economy, Finance and Industry.

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