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Universities, R&D Groups and Academic Networks

CLOSER is a unique forum for universities, research groups and research projects to present their research and scientific results, be it by presenting a paper, hosting a tutorial or instructional course or demonstrating its research products in demo sessions, by contributing towards panels and discussions in the event's field of interest or by presenting their project, be it by setting up an exhibition booth, by being profiled in the event's web presence or printed materials or by suggesting keynote speakers or specific thematic sessions.

Special conditions are also available for Research Projects which wish to hold meetings at INSTICC events.

Current Academic Partners:

Collaborative Development of Intelligent Wearable Meta-Products in the Cloud “EASY-IMP”

EASY-IMP is a research project under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. It aims to develop methodologies, tools and platforms for the design and production of personalised Meta-Products (product / services), combining wearable sensors embedded into garment with mobile and cloud computing. The Easy infrastructure will enable collaborative design, production planning and supply chain management for this new range of combined product-service offers based on intelligent wearables. The Easy business model will introduce immense business scalability by offering to all interested third parties the tools to develop new services for mobile device users, thus evolving into an open platform of literally infinite applications in various target markets. More specifically Easy will focus on the following pilot applications: rehabilitation and developmental games, personal training and cardiac rehabilitation. The selected application scenarios will include a large variety of sensors and sensor networks including miniature motion sensors (angular velocity and acceleration), medical sensors (e.g. heart rate, ECG, skin-conductivity), etc. The project will build upon existing and new game, sport and medical applications for testing and demonstrating purposes, while focusing on the development of the Meta-Product methodology and framework. It will develop guidelines and standards, methodologies and reference-architectures for the design and production of personalized smart garments and associated services.

University Lumière Lyon2 (ULL)

University Lumière of Lyon (ULL) is one of the leading French universities in multidisciplinary research. With its 45 research labs, ULL covers a broad range of research from Human and Social sciences to Technology and Industrial Engineering. ULL has many agreements around bi-lateral co-supervisions with laboratories over the world and an experience in terms of PhD students exchange. ULL team belongs to the Technology Institute of the university that develops unique co-operative studies (sandwich programs) with the industry and yearly works with more than 500 companies. This leaded to an extensive exchange with the partner companies and industry clusters.

Research Experience

ULL team belongs to the MISI research team of the DISP (Decision, Information for Production Systems) laboratory. The research team has strong connections with Rhône-Alps and EU automotive and aeronautics industry and is strongly involved in several network actions such as PLM SME meeting day, Micado framework, regional economic and IT clusters. It participates in several research projects, both locally (AncarPLM and ISPRI-PLM Research Cluster, ANR, FUI, OSEO…) and internationally (FP7, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Erasmus-Mundus, EU-Asia) and participates in the incubation of start-up companies (Ginkyo). Among ULL research topics: Information Systems, Decision and Management Systems for the Extended Enterprise and Supply Chain, focusing on multiple disciplines and more particularly: Cloud Computing, Product and service Lifecyle Management, Knowledge engineering in product/service lifecycle management, and Business process driven services for collaboration.

CLOMMUNITY - A Community networking Cloud in a box

Community networking, also known as bottom-up networking, is an emerging model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond where communities of citizens can build, operate and own open IP-based networks, a key infrastructure for individual and collective digital participation.

The CLOMMUNITY project aims at addressing the obstacles for communities of citizens in bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned networks that provide community services organised as community clouds. That requires solving specific research challenges imposed by the requirement of: self-managing and scalable decentralized infrastructure services for the management and aggregation of a large number of widespread low-cost unreliable networking, storage and home computing resources; distributed platform services to support and facilitate the design and operation of elastic, resilient and scalable service overlays and user-oriented services built over these underlying services, providing a good quality of experience at the lowest economic and environmental cost.

This will be achieved through experimentally-driven research, using the FIRE CONFINE community networking testbed, the participation of large user communities, and software developers from several community networks, by extending existing cloud service prototypes in a cyclic participatory process of design, development, experimentation, evaluation and optimization for each challenge.