The "Reliable and connected digital infrastructures" area will be dedicated to the projects and representations which aim at producing new hardware and software architectures and infrastructure which will allow the new generations of very high speed networks and innovative communication services to be deployed. The freedom and security aspects will also be presented with concepts that allow the design of effective, safe and open-ended systems in light mobile digital devices up to very large-scale distributed systems over the entire planet built on top of the Internet. Interchanges between the players will be encouraged through oral presentations, posters, workshops and round tables; similarly, numerous talks will also be given addressing subjects with major implications such as Cloud computing/High Performance Computing/Network/Data Centre convergence, the quantum computer and the security of connected objects.

PROVISIONAL programme

WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2016 

   
  • Posters & flash presentations session
The projects associated with this session are those funded by ANR in the area of hardware and software infrastructures. The Cybersecurity aspects will also be represented by some projects. Each project will be entitled to a flash presentation in the centre of the village in addition to a poster.
 
  • "Cloud/HPC, network and software convergence" presentations
The prospect of a profusion of connected objects and diversity of applications imposes major changes in the networks ensuring their connectivity and the introduction of new communication paradigms. The historical segmentations within these networks (fixed/mobile, IP/transport, cloud/network, computing/telecom) will be merged and the same infrastructure elements will support these new network function concepts: content distribution, data processing, storage, interactions with the real world, etc. The new trends and developments in this area will be illustrated by research project presentations overseen by a prominent actor in the area.
   
  • "Quantum technologies" round table
Quantum information technologies use new modes of calculation and communication based on the laws of quantum mechanics instead of conventional physics. A large number of devices and technologies in our daily life such as lasers, transistors, GPS and mobile telephones, are already based on these technologies. Research efforts are continuing in order to initiate a second quantum revolution with highly sophisticated computing and cryptographic capacities, thanks to the quantum computer in particular. The European Commission has moreover announced funding amounting to about one billion euros in the context of the next Flagship for the development of these technologies. These themes will be approached from different angles during a joint round table with area 4 "Micro and Nano ICST".
 

Thursday 17th November 2016

 
  • Posters & flash presentations session
The projects associated with this session are thus funded by ANR in the area of hardware and software infrastructures. The Cybersecurity aspects will also be represented by some projects. Each project will be entitled to a flash presentation in the centre of the village in addition to a poster.
   
  • "Security of connected objects" round table 
Introduction to the round table through demonstrations of attacks on connected objects.
Recent studies show that in 2016 more than 5.5 million objects are connected per day in the world, and the trend would indicate that nearly 20.8 billion objects will be connected by 2020. This context of the Internet of Things and infrastructure shared by many operators and users is one of the innovations of these last few years which offers the most opportunities for the economy and for societal changes. However, it also leads to an increase in threats aiming primarily to take control of a system to divert it from its initial and legitimate use. Specialists in this area will have discussions on the basis of analyses and solutions to the different security issues addressed.