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Finally: MP-OLSR becomes RFC8218

After ten years of hard work (well… not that hard), 20 revisions, MP-OLSR, the Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2)  finally gets its RFC number: 8218 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8218). MP-OLSR is my major work of my PhD … Read More »

WiFi: too much of a hassle – Alleviating Pain with Constellation

Any business traveler will recognise this: you arrive, tired after a long flight…take a shuttle to your hotel, where you queue to check in, and do all sorts of formalities including most commonly showing picture ID, having your credit card...
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WSPLC 2016 Student Challenge Winners - congratulations to Remi Dubaele

Ecole Polytechnique organised, in partnership with our friends from EDF R&D, the 10th Workshop on Power-Line Communication, in the early fall of 2016. The event was incredibly interesting, scientifically, and a great opportunity to “put a face to the names”...
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When prof. Rodney Van Meter asks if Ecole Polytechnique students have had a class in Quantum Mechanics ...

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Today's Lunch Talk: The Quantum Internet, by prof. Rodney Van Meter, KEIO Univ.

As you no doubt have seen, some of the “recent news” regarding Quantum Communications includes the launching of the worlds first quantum communications satellite — and (very very recently) the first experimental results coming. To help us make sense of...
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Yay! Bibliometrics - a 20 citations-in-8-months paper

I have previously written about how while bibliometrics may pretend to be “quantifying impact” of a scientist, they really do not. That said, it made me smile the other morning when I got a Google Scholar alert that our paper...
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Stupid Mug !!!

A friend of mine handed me some corporate merchandise that he’d been given – a mug. Which came with an instruction manual – which was, in itself, odd enough….only beaten by what was written in the manual…for, I insist, a...
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I guess my students are right....I'm old....

The mail-man came, today, with a plaque from the IEEE making official that I now am a senior citizen member… I guess there’s now no more denying what my students, and former students (I am looking at especially you, Ulrich Herberg!)...
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X12: A very special day at Ecole Polytechnique

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Paper on-line "SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing"

In waiting for the final version to appear at IEEExplorer, and on (surprisingly) popular demand, a preprint of the paper “SRLP: The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing”, which Yoann presented at ICDCS’37 earlier this week, is on-line for your...
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Interns from Polytechnique hard at work Cisco France ...

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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium: "The future of Infrastructures: Exceeding the Limits"

Nathalie has posted a nice narrative recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique symposium, over at the Cisco France blog, with detailed articles on the four major topics which were addressed and discussed: ICN, the infrastructure of tomorrow? Artificial intelligence: its impact...
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Recap from the 2017 Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

Unsurprisingly, the second annual networking innovation and research symposium, jointly organized by Cisco and École Polytechnique, held March 20-21, 2017, was a fantastic success. Bringing together in excess of 100 interesting engineers, researchers, and students, discussions were livid and extremely interesting,...
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On "The Power of Choices in Load Balancing with Segment Routing"

Today, and at this very moment (assuming that they stick to the agenda, and I did time-zone computations correctly), our own Yoann Desmouceaux (X11), along with Mark Townsley, are in Atlanta Georgia presenting the paper “SRLB: The Power of Choices in Load...
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Good sign when amphitheater becomes too small during a guest lecture ...

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Why many Ecole Polytechnique students join the Corps d'Armement (corps DGA)?

Inquiring mind wondering …  Read More »

Cybersecurity: This Is Not Just Theory - by Jean-Charles Griviaud, Cisco France

Today, Jean-Charles Griviaud from Cisco France is at Ecole Polytechnique, where he is giving a talk about Cybersecurity at Ecole Polytechnique – and, is bringing an industrial perspective to what we have been treating “academically” only, so far. One of his...
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Thanks for visiting, Michela Meo

Last Wednesday, Michela Meo from Politecnico di Torino paid a visit to Ecole Polytechnique – she was in town for, in her own words, “one of the small research-related things I still get to do” … a somewhat intimidating statement, given...
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One more down: RFC8116 on Security Threats to OLSRv2 just out

The long-in-the-process RFC 8116 finally hit the repositories last Friday. The abstract of this document goes: This document analyzes common security threats to the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol version 2 (OLSRv2) and describes their potential impacts on Mobile Ad...
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Cool: Sentient Sections and Academic Writing ...

On the long list of things in academic writing that make me cringe is – of course – the use of active form, incorrect use of insufficient biographies, and frivolous acknowledgements. I’m currently reviewing a paper for a journal, which brings...
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Enjoy WiOpt 2017 at Telecom-ParisTech this week.

Our friends at Telecom-ParisTech organises IEEE WiOpt 2017 this week, in central Paris. I’ve attended a couple of WiOp’s over the years, and it tends to be excellent – albeit with a somewhat theoretical leaning – and definitely worth attending. This...
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Point Gamma at Polytechnique: The Hacker Experience?

This evening, students at Ecole Polytechnique organize “Point Gamma 2017” – a gigantic party for students and others, with music, entertainment, – and, according to the flyer, something special this year…. I cannot help but wonder if this is related...
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UUCP Bang Paths Live!

We’re doing pretty much everything electronically at Ecole Polytechnique these days, having over the past couple of years introduced electronic signatures on traditional paperworks (Convention de Stages, for example …) But, the other day, I actually got a physical letter, addressed...
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Yes, our IoT lab

Recently, our Network Research Team@X has been acquiring widgets for building our small, but neat IoT lab, to: teach the students build test beds and experiments build IoT prototype and mostly, have fun With different kinds of main boards, radios, … Read More »

Science (and cats!) rocks!

Science rocks. Working at a multi-disciplinary research university also rocks – because, it means unrestricted access to serious science publications. Such as this gem, which roughly states that my cats love cuddling up with their pet human (=me) more than...
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IPv6 Container Networking, Stephen Youell, JPMorgan Chase

A key take-away from this talk: Docker does not, in 2017, run IPv6 – which is a tragedy.Read More »

Clarence Filsfils detailing SRv6: the background, the design, the opportunities enabled

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Sam Aldrin on how Google takes the humans out of the equation: Zero-Touch Networks

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How Microsoft is rolling out IPv6 in their End-User facing networks?

How Microsoft is rolling out IPv6 in their End-User facing networks? Marcus Keane, Principal Network Engineer from Microsoft, shares his experiences, in a very interaction Q&A session at the Cisco-Polytechnique 2017 symposium.Read More »

Martin Levy: last year, we fixed IPv6 - now, we need to fix DNS ...

The always entertaining Martin Levy from Cloudflare entertained and thrilled the participants in the Cisco-Polytechnique symposium about how he didn’t get what the big deal about. IP4-to-IPv6 transitioning was: they’d done so, with no ill effects, and urged the audience...
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Mark Townsley opens the afternoon session on ... what else? IPv6...

Mark Townsley opens the afternoon session, talking IPv6 – specifically, all the opportunities it opens when you have a large address space (IPv6) or even a virtually unlimited address space (IPv6 Segment Routing) end-to-end: Media Production and distribution, distributed storage,...
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GGIE: Leveraging IPv6 from ‘Glass to Glass', Glenn Deen, Director, Networking & Distribution Technology, NBCU

Glenn Deen from NBCU gave a fantastic lecture on “Glass to glass IPv6” just before the lunch break – from idea if transforming a media production chain to IPv6, through prototyping, and to standardization push, from a content provider, Fascinating...
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Nice talk on "Containerized orchestrable architecture" by Peter Bosch, André Surcouf, Cisco

Containerized orchestrable architecture, Peter Bosch, André Surcouf, Cisco France.Read More »

Sören Kjellin, CTO, ChyronHego, wrapping up on IP Transformation in Media Production

Sören Kjellin, CTO, ChyronHego, wrapping up on IP Transformation in Media Production.Read More »

Secrets of Media Production Revealed: Charles Lesoil, Video Engineer at Canal+

Next up, Charles Lesoil, head of video engineering at Canal+, gives a fascinating talk “Canal Factory: IP Network powered Media Production Center”.Read More »

Recent lessons from Broadcast IP deployments: A Grass Valley perspective Mark Hilton, Infrastructure Products VP, Grass Valley

The first talk of today is “Recent lessons from Broadcast IP deployments: A Grass Valley perspective” by  Mark Hilton, Infrastructure Products VP, Grass Valley.Read More »

And we are off for Day#2 of the Cisco-Polytechnique Symposium

Mark Townsley (Cisco and Ecole Polytechnique) and Guillaume Sauvage de Saint Marc (Cisco) kicking off Day 2 of the symposium, with Guiaume giving a light talk about shapeshifting….err, #shifthappensRead More »

Where's AI going in the near, and medium future? Final panel session of day 1

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Maks Ovsjanikov closing the days talks by a seminar on "Multi-modal AI"

Maks Ovsjanikov from Ecole Polytechnique closes out today’s talks by a seminar called “Multi-modal AI” – and, which he subtiles by “An User’s Perspective”.Read More »

Penultimate talk of the day: Advanced ML/DL Technologies" by François Courteille, Solutions Architect, Nvidia

Digging into hardware, and understanding the relationship between Machine Learning / Deep Learning, and HPC,Read More »

Automated Predictive Models: AI Driven AI, Benoit Gourdon, CEO & Remi Coletta, CTO - TellMePlus

And the last talk befor the coffee break is “Automated Predictive Models: AI Driven AI” – which sounds intriguingly recursive. By Benoit Gourdon, CEO & Remi Coletta, CTO – TellMePlus.  Read More »

Polytechnique graduate (X09) and Facebook Research Engineer Martin Raison on "Virtual assistants: from engineering to research"

Polytechnique graduate (X09) and Facebook Research Engineer Martin Raison kicks off the discussion on “Virtual assistants: from engineering to research” Martin did his Polytechnique 3rd year research internship at Cisco Paris Research and Innovation Lab in Paris, then went on...
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Now, Real-world ML/DL Deployment at Scale, James Jones, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco

Next up, Session Chair Hugo Latapie introduces the ML/DL part of the session: An interesting talk called “Real-world ML/DL Deployment at Scale”, by James Jones, Customer Solutions Architect, Cisco.Read More »

Kicking off the afternoons sestion: The Future of AI: from Deep Learning to Deep Understanding, Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, Novamente

Kicking off the afternoon session “A.I., THE IMPACT ON INFRASTRUCTURE” The Future of AI: from Deep Learning to Deep Understanding, Ben Goertzel, Chief Scientist, NovamenteRead More »

And the last talk of the ICN slot is “Multicast: How do we solve the ‘crying baby’ problem?”, Dr. Mayutan Arumathrai, University of Goettingen. Inquiring mind wanting to know: does the crying baby solution also apply to airplane cabins?Read More »

Penultimate ICN talk this morning "Keyword-based mobile application sharing through information-centric connectivity" by Dr. Ioannis Psaras, UCL

Penultimate ICN talk this morning by Dr. Ioannis Psaras, UCL — “Keyword-based mobile application sharing through information-centric connectivity”, or KEBAPP — the acronym which, according to the speaker, won them a best paper award…Read More »

Now, talk on "Mobile video for ICN" - Ecole Polytechnique graduate and Cisco researcher Jacques Samain wins the price for the shortest title this morning

Memorable quotes from Jacques’ presentation: 1+3 = 4 82% of the Internet traffic is Video …Read More »

Opening the 2nd half of the ICN session: "Stream Reasoning-Based Control of Caching Strategies in CCN Routers, Prof. Dr. Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University

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Last talk before the coffee break is "Temporal-spatial distributed databases over ICN, Prof. Andrea Detti, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

Last talk before the coffee break is “Temporal-spatial distributed databases over ICN, Prof. Andrea Detti, Università di Roma Tor Vergata.  Read More »

Now up, Emmanuel Baccelli from INRIA, talking "ICN for the IoT: Energy Efficiency, Opportunities & Challenges" - and, I would assume, also a bit of RiotOS?

Now up, Emmanuel Baccelli from INRIA, talking “ICN for the IoT: Energy Efficiency, Opportunities & Challenges” – starting with a taxonomy of “the IoT:Read More »

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