Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) is a French public- sector scientific and technological institute operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry. INRIA's missions are to undertake basic and applied research, to design experimental systems, to ensure technology and knowledge transfer, to organize international scientific exchanges, to carry out scientific assessments, and to contribute to standardization. INRIA gathers in its premises around 3,000~persons including 2,500 scientists and trainees, many of which belong to partner organizations (CNRS, industrial labs, and universities) and are assigned to work on common projects. The research carried out at INRIA brings together experts from the fields of computer science and applied mathematics covering the following areas: Networks and Systems, Software Engineering and Symbolic Computing, Man-Machine Interaction, Image Processing, Data Management, Knowledge Systems, Simulation, and Optimization of Complex Systems. Contribution to standards is done through the institute's co-ordination of the World Wide Web Consortium, and through participation in IETF, ETSI, IEEE, etc.
The INFINE team of INRIA focuses on designing and analysing novel communication paradigms, protocols and architectures based on concepts of ultra-distributed, information- and user-centric networking. 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 experiment with the proposed concepts against real networking scenarios). The team consists of Laurent Massoulié (also leader of the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre), Aline Carneiro Viana, Emmanuel Baccelli, and Cedric Adjih. The team is involved in several national and international projects. The INFINE team also maintains a large open IoT tesbed comprising several hundred nodes (IoT-LAB).
Role in project
INRIA will mainly provide the integration of the IoT-LAB within AGILE providing potential developers and users with a distributed testbed for validating applications by allowing users to control and collect data from a network of more than 2500 sensors.