UPMC Sorbonne Universités (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, http://www.upmc.fr/) is the largest scientific and medical university in France. Its computer science laboratory, LIP6, is internationally recognized as a leading research institute. The LIP6 Networks and Performance Analysis (NPA) group headed by Professor Serge Fdida focus on the Internet of the future, with the vision of an autonomous, reliable, high-performance, and secure pervasive network. LIP6 is involved in many activities related to DTNs, community-based wireless networks, publish-subscribe research, monitoring and large-scale testbed projects such as OpenLab (IP FP7 project) which UPMC is coordinating.
The NPA group develops a modern approach to research in networking, through basic research and transfer activities, in strong cooperation with worldwide academic partners and industrial leaders. Transfer is measurable though our contributions to standardization bodies (e.g. IETF: MLDv2 or RTP XR), the creation of start-ups (such as Qosmos) as well as numerous industrial contracts.The NPA group’s activity is supported by permanent researchers, Post-Doc, international visitors, engineers and about 40 PhD students. Therefore, the group has established a critical mass of about 60 faculties/engineers/PhDs.