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SAMOVAR, the Telecom SudParis CNRS Laboratory

SAMOVAR is one of the only research laboratories to cover all the various domains of Information and Communications Technologies.

The SAMOVAR Joint Research Unit (Distributed Services, Architectures, Modeling, Validation, and Network Administration) brings together several teams of researchers working in the field of services, networks and telecommunications.

Joint UMR Telecom SudParis and CNRS, SAMOVAR is one of the few laboratories to cover all topics of communications systems. Directed in collaboration with industrialists, its activities combine scientific quality and originality.

The CNRS awarded the SAMOVAR Laboratory label N ° 5157 in 2003. It carries out most of the scientific production and collaborative research activities at Telecom SudParis.

Primarily based at the Telecom SudParis campus in Evry, it also has a location on the Paris-Saclay University campus at the Nano-INNOV premises managed by the CEA.

SAMOVAR has five research groups:

ACMES - Algorithms, Components, Models and Services for Distributed Computing

ACMES researchers are interested in defining models, algorithms and tools for the construction of distributed or distributed applications, that is to say, which we use for our daily tasks. Their studies cover different scales of deployment: from very small (sensor networks and Internet of Things) to very large (cloud computing and super computers).

The preferred applications are Smart City, Dependent Care and Health.

Group Leader: Amel Bouzeghoub


ARMEDIA - Applied Research for Multi Media Enrichment, Diffusion, Interaction and Analysis

Using its skills in computer science and applied mathematics, ARMEDIA is interested in the analysis, modeling and interaction of digital content.

The fields study range from e-health, assistance to dependent persons and biometrics, to the transmission and processing of multimedia data, through development in virtual and augmented realities.

Group Leader: Catalin Fetita

METHODS - Methods and models for networks

The METHODES group dedicates its research to optimization, verification and performance evaluation methodologies. They cover the fields of computer science, from mathematics to software, to complex systems.

Its applications component, mainly linked to networks, includes traffic engineering in mobile networks, simulation of sensor networks and evaluation of architectures for future access network.

Group Leader: Tijani Chahed



R3S - Networks, Systems, Services, Security

The work of the R3S group focuses on network and service architectures, cybersecurity and the protection of personal data. The team designs original architectures, functions and protocols that it validates through simulations, prototyping and proofs, sometimes on its own platforms.

The group participates in industrial transfer and standardization and contributes to work on the Internet of Things, mobility, self-organizing networks, service-oriented architectures (SOA) and virtual networks and services.

Group Leader: Maryline Laurent

TIPIC - Information Processing For Images and Communications

The TIPIC group federates SAMOVAR professors who study the physical layer of communication systems.

Its themes are at the interface of optical technologies for networks (generation, transport, control, detection and processing of optical signals), statistical signal processing (multi-sensor processing, performance analysis), propagation and navigation (indoor location, fast algorithms for electromagnetism) and applied mathematics (Monte Carlo algorithms, inference in Markov models).

Group Leader: François Desbouvries


International Laboratories

Qualipso, quality for applications

qualipsoAfter 20 years of cooperation between the researchers at Telecom SudParis and the Department of Information Technology at the University of Tomsk, an agreement for the creation of a Franco-Russian laboratory on the quality of web applications was signed in 2014.

This research partnership between Telecom SudParis and the University of Tomsk has already proven successful through the production of excellent scientific results, mainly on the use of formal methods to test the validity and reliability of services.

Qualipso organized the ICTSS conference in St Petersburg, October 9 to 12, 2017. Speakers included Nina Yevtushenko, Ana Cavalli and Husnu Yenigun.

Contact :

Ana Cavalli
01 60 76 44 27


ILLUMINE, the future of media and services

illumineThe International Laboratory on Future Media and Services (ILLUMINE) is a research laboratory without walls, established in 2013. It brings together IMT and four major Korean research actors: KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Kwangwoon University.

Noel Crespi (Telecom SudParis) and Ilyoung Chong (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) co-direct this laboratory. ILLUMINE uses leading-edge skills in software services and systems, service architectures, Internet of Things and social media. French and Korean experts are joining forces to develop a common line of research.

The Web of Objects project, in partnership with Thales and the actors of the ILLUMINE laboratory, aims to create a uniform and efficient network infrastructure and object services, in order to simplify the development, deployment and execution of distributed applications based on intelligent objects, particularly in the field of smart buildings and social objects. The ILLUMINE laboratory partners lead standardization actions within this project.