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Batiment 14, INRIA - UR de Rocquencourt,
Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt - BP 105,
78 153 Le Chesnay Cedex, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 39 63 57 00

Team members
Valérie Issarny

Valérie Issarny

Project Coordinator,
Research director


Emmanuelle Grousset

Management Support Team leader
Administrative assistant

Nikolaos Georgantas

Nikolaos Georgantas

Research scientist


Amel Bennaceur

PhD student

Animesh Pathak

Animesh Pathak

Post doc researcher

Luca Cavallaro

Luca Cavallaro

Post doc researcher

Daniel Sykes

Daniel Sykes

Post doc researcher

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique

INRIA (, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, operating under the joint authority of the Ministries of Research and of Industry, is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication science and technology (ICST). The institute also plays a major role in technology transfer. By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICST in France.

Expertise brought to CONNECT

Researchers of the ARLES project-team ( at INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt contribute to CONNECT, bringing expertise in the area of middleware for pervasive computing/ambient intelligence systems. Relevant research background for CONNECT includes lightweight middleware interoperability through event-based protocol translation, and a semantic service-oriented middleware for pervasive computing that allows rigorous ontology-based description of pervasive services, while enabling efficient location and composition of semantic services.

Contribution to CONNECT research

Within CONNECT, INRIA ARLES leverages its expertise on middleware for pervasive computing, further making evolve the paradigm towards eternal universal interoperability. INRIA ARLES in particular contributes to the development, from design to prototype implementation, of the CONNECT architectural framework regarding embedded support for ontology-based description of networked system and related discovery protocol, as well as the effective networking of CONNECTenablers. Further, building upon past work on the systematic customization of connectors towards enforcing quality of service, INRIA ARLES contributes to the CONNECTsolution to the synthesis of middleware-layer protocols. Finally, INRIA ARLES brings its competency in the area of trust and privacy management for pervasive computing, enhancing proposed solutions to the scope of eternal networked systems.


The CONNECT project acknowledges the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission.