Epizeuxis is the computer networking research group at Ecole Polytechnique. We are interested in all-things related to data networking, digital communication, networking architectures, network optimization, digitization, etc.
Our ambition is the development of the “digitized society”. Innovative networdking technologies are part of that – as are innovative uses, applications, and services, running atop ubiquitous connectivity.
The dictionary definitions of the word “Epizeuxis” are all descriptive of what our research team does:
|A genus of moths of the Noctuidae family. Often considered a synonym of Idia, some retain it as a valid genus containing at least the type species.||Internet protocols are – largely – built with the assumption that every link “looks like an Ethernet”. Yet, wireless ad hoc networks, MESH networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Multi-Hop PLC networks, etc., exhibit distinctly non-Ethernet-like properties, and are non-transitive, non-reflexive, and short-lived,
The Epizeuxis team has 20+ years of experience in extending the Internet “across non-Internet Protocol compliant links”. One of the corollaries of this experience is that the Internet cannot be considered as “just a graph”.
|Deliberate repeating words in immediate succession (“Oh Horror, Horror, Horror”).||Information and time redundancy are ways of accommodating lossy and fragile “links” – and one of the tools in the toolbox of the Epizeuxis team is development of clever algorithms allowing redundancy in signaling, but in ways which do not overload the channels.|
|Literally, the act of fastening together ; from epizeugnynai to fasten together (epi- + zeugnynai to join, yoke) + -sis||And, of course, our goal is digitization by integrating everything into a single Internet… integrating into the Internet of Everything|