ASAP ended on 31st December 2017.
Its successor, WIDE, can be found here.

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After more than 10 years of existence, the ASAP project officially ended on 31st December 2017. Its successor, the WIDE team (short for "the World is DistributEd") officially started on January 1st 2018. WIDE's new website is here ...
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We are pleased to receive Roberto Azeverdo from PUC Rio (Brazil). He will give a talk on Thursday, December 14 at 10:30 in room Sardaigne (F102, blue level). Title: Exploring Integrated Broadcast-broadband for Advanced Multimedia Services Abstract: Integrated Broadcast-Broadband (IBB) multimedia services combine both broadcast and broadband technologies to provide ...
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We are pleased to receive Stevens Le Blond from EPFL (Switzerland). He will give a talk on Tuesday, December 5 at 10:30 in room Crête (F402, red level). Title: Towards providing digital immunity to humanitarian organizations Abstract: Humanitarian action, the process of aiding individuals in situations of crises, poses unique ...
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The 7th workshop on scalable computing (WOS7), co-organized by Technicolor and Inria, will take place at Technicolor Rennes on Thursday, the 30th of November 2017. For more details about the event, such as the registration and schedule, please refer to the workshop page ...
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Anne-Marie Kermarrec received the 2017 Inria-Académie des sciences-Dassault Systèmes award for innovation for the technology transfer of her research work into the Mediego start-up that she created ...
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(French version below) You are cordially invited to attend the PhD defense of Resmi Ariyattu that will be held on July 5, 2017 at 14:00 in room Metivier and for a drink in Room Minquiers. Jury members: Sara Bouchenak, Professor at Insa Lyon Fabrice Huet, Associate Professor at University of ...
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We are pleased to receive Barry Porter from Lancaster University (UK). He will give a talk on Tuesday, July 4 at 11:00 in room Lipari (F202, orange level). Title: Emergent software systems Abstract: Modern software systems are increasingly complex, demanding high levels of human involvement in the fine details ...
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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