- April 2012 – July 2012: Iuliana Prodan's masters internship, Semantic adaptation of time and control in ModHel'X using clock constraints, within her masters of science (5th year) at University Polytehnica of Bucharest.
- Since January 2012: Daniel Chavescafé's PhD thesis, Multi-paradigm modeling for the synthesis and validation of complex systems in multi-physical environments (25 %).
- Since October 2011: Asma Gharsellaoui's PhD thesis, Study of the problems posed by the supervision of user tasks in ambient environments and design of a model for monitoring and assisting users while performing these tasks (30 %).
- April 2011 – July 2011: Iuliana Prodan's bachelors internship, Resolution of temporal constraints for heterogeneous modeling, within her 4th year at University Polytehnica of Bucharest.
- November 2010 – December 2013: Ayman Dogui's PhD thesis, Explicit modeling of semantic adaptation between models of computation (30 %). Thesis defended on 18 December 2013.
- November 2009 – November 2013: Ahmed Mohamed's PhD thesis, Fault-detection in Ambient Intelligence based on the modeling of physical effects (70 %). Thesis defended on 19 November 2013.
- April 2008 – April 2009: Issam Rebaï's post-doctoral work on the IRoom project, designing and setting up a testbed for ambient intelligence.
- CBDP — Context-Based Digital Personality (2009-2012)
Within the next several years, as digital technologies become increasingly pervasive, we might find ourselves living within intelligent interactive systems formed by hundreds of sensors, actuators, complex systems, etc. Interacting with them is a complex and time-consuming task that sometimes is not possible for certain groups of people: elderly people, disabled people and so on. Even for fully prepared IT professionals it is complicated to deal with all manuals, guides, and so on, overflowing home and office spaces. Although there are many user-centric approaches to deal with this phenomenon, it seems that the only unnatural part of a digital environment is the human being. To solve this problem the CBDP project suggests the creation of a context-based digital personally (DP) which acts as an enabling proxy between digital surroundings and the final user. DPs will benefit from mobile technologies for context-creation, maintenance and usage; and from semantic technologies for formal decisions and verifications. Usage of DP will simplify everyday interaction between users and their surrounding digital environments. The most remarkable result of this project will be the development of a framework for implementing value-added services for mobile operators.
- IRoom (April 2008 — April 2009)
The IRoom project ("Intelligent Room") aims at designing and building a testbed for ambient intelligence, in order to perform experiments in the fields of "ambient" user interaction and reasoning in ubiquitous computing settings. It is a joint project by LIMSI-CNRS and Supélec, funded by Digiteo and Région Ile-de-France. The experimental testbed is located at LIMSI.
- Edona (January 2008 — September 2010)
The EDONA project (Environnements de Développement Ouverts aux Normes de l'Automobile — Open development environments conforming to the automotive standards) will federate, integrate and share key technologies used for development by the automotive industry.
- Usine Logicielle / MoDriVal (2007)
The goal of the Usine Logicielle ("Software Factory") project was to develop tools to foster model-based software engineering. The objective is to bring proven engineering techniques to software in order to standardize and automate the design, integration, validation and maintainance of software products. This approach should ease the production of reliable software.
I was involved in a MoDriVal subproject, called ADLV, which aimed at providing tools to specify and validate systems composed of heterogeneous components.
I defended my PhD in December 2006, on the topic Oportunistic presentation of information to mobile users within the framework of ambient intelligence.
See the page dedicated to my PhD thesis.
Involvement in the Research Community
- co-organizer of MPM 2014, the 8th Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modelling, an satellite event of Models 2014, the 17th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Valencia, Spain, 30 September 2014;
- member of the program committee of MoDeVVa 2014, the 11th Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, Verification and Validation, another satellite event of Models 2014;
- co-organizer of MPM 2013, the 7th Workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modelling, an satellite event of Models 2013, the 16th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Miami, Florida, USA, 30 September 2013 — co-editor of the proceedings;
- member of the program committee of MoDeVVa 2013, the 10th Workshop on Model-Driven Engineering, Verification and Validation, another satellite event of Models 2013;
- panelist at the NexTech/AMBIENT 2012 conference;
- member of the program committee of MPM 2012, the workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling, held in conjunction with Models 2012, the 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Innsbruck, Austria, October 1 2012;
- reviewer for Ergo'IHM 2012 (Ergonomie et interaction homme-machine);
- participant to the 2012 Bellairs CAMPaM workshop (Computer Automated Multi-Paradigm Modelling);
- reviewer for the special issue on Ambient Intelligence of the TSI journal (2012);
- reviewer for IUI 2012 (Intelligent User Interfaces);
- member of the program committee of MPM 2011, the workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling, held in conjunction with Models 2011, the 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Wellington, New-Zealand, October 16-21 2011;
- member of the advisory board of the European Teresa project (Trusted Computing Engineering for Resource-Constrained Embedded System Applications), 2011-2012;
- reviewer for the book Next Generation Intelligent Environments: Ambient Adaptive Systems, Tobias Heinroth and Wolfgang Minker, Eds (Springer, 2011);
- member of the program committee of MPM 2010, the workshop on Multi-Paradigm Modeling, held in conjunction with Models 2010, the 13th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems, Oslo, Norway, October 3-8 2010;
- member of the scientific committee of PIT 2008, the 4th IEEE Tutorial and Research Workshop on Perception and Interactive Technologies for Speech-Based Systems;
- reviewer for IHM 2007;
- student volunteer at Context 2005, Paris.