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We are receiving Fabio Costa from the University of Goiás. He will give a talk on Wednesday, September 14 at 13:40 in Bréhat room (C001, yellow level). Title: QoS-aware Service Selection and Cloud-based Resource Allocation for Service Choreographies Abstract: Service choreographies and service compositions in general rely on the proper ...
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The 6th workshop on big data and analytics (WOS6), co-organized by Technicolor and Inria, will take place at Technicolor Rennes on Thursday, the 24th of November 2016. For more details about the event, such as the registration and schedule, please refer to the workshop page ...
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We are receiving Vincent Gramoli from the University of Sydney. He will give a talk on Tuesday, August 30 at 10:30 in Sardaigne room (F102, blue level). Title: On the Danger of Private Blockchains Abstract: Consensus is a fundamental problem of distributed computing. While this problem has been known to ...
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Our paper "Speed for the elite, consistency for the masses: differentiating eventual consistency in large-scale distributed systems" by Davide Frey, Achour Mostefaoui, Matthieu Perrin, Pierre-Louis Roman and François Taïani has been accepted at the 35th IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS 2016) ...
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(French version below) Note: A video recording of the defense as well as the slides of the presentation can be found here. You are cordially invited to attend the thesis defense of Antoine Rault that will be held Thursday June 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm, Room Métivier and ...
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We are receiving Daniel Negru and Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix from the LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, this week (9 and 10 of June). In this context, Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 PM in room Minquiers (B025), we will have two talks: one by Joachim Bruneau-Queyreix and one by Davide Frey.
Our paper "The Out-of-core KNN awakens: The light side of computation force on large datasets" by Nitin Chiluka, Anne-Marie Kermarrec and Javier Olivares has received the Best Paper Award at The 4th Edition of The International Conference on NETworked sYStems (NETYS 2016) ...
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About ASAP Research

Our research activities range from theoretical bounds to practical protocols and implementations for large-scale distributed dynamic systems to cope with the recent and tremendous evolution of distributed systems. Effectively we observed huge evolutions:

  • Scale shift in terms of system size, geographical spread, volume of data
  • Dynamic behavior due to versatility, mobility, connectivity patterns

These characteristics lead to a large amount of uncertainty. Mastering such uncertainty is actually our goal.



We aim at providing a wide range of applications (from content delivery networks to sensors networks, from backup systems to voice over IP, from publish-subscribe systems to genomic databases). We focus our research on two main areas: information management and dissemination. We believe such services are basic building blocks of many distributed applications in two networking contexts: Internet and wireless sensors. These two classes of applications, although exhibiting very different behaviors and constraints, clearly require scalable solutions. To achieve this ambitious goal, we need to tackle the issues both along the theoretical and practical sides of scalable distributed computing and ASAP will be organized along the following themes:

Models and abstractions: dealing with dynamics Participants: Michel Raynal, Marin Bertier, Anne-Marie Kermarrec

Dealing with Internet-scale resource management Participants: Anne-Marie Kermarrec

Data management in wireless self-organizing networks Participants: Marin Bertier, Anne-Marie Kermarrec