« MINES » is an Associate Team between the Inria MiMove project-team and the DSM Group of the Department of Information & Computer Science at the University of California Irvine, funded from 2018 to 2020.


12 February 2018 | Author: Valérie Issarny

The Inria International affairs department decided to support the creation of the associate team project MINES.

Project description

Emerging smart-city and smart-community efforts will require a massive deployment of connected entities (Things) to create focused smartspaces. Related applications will enhance citizen quality of life and public safety (e.g., providing safe evacuation routes in fires). However, supporting IoT deployments are heterogeneous and can be volatile and failure-prone as they are often built upon low-powered, mobile and inexpensive devices - the presence of faulty components and intermittent network connectivity, especially in emergency scenarios, tend to deliver inaccurate/delayed information. The MINES associate team addresses the resulting challenge of enabling interoperability and resilience in large-scale IoT systems through the design and development of a dedicated middleware.

More specifically, focusing on emergency situations, the MINES middleware will:

  1. Enable the dynamic composition of IoT systems from any and all available heterogeneous devices.
  2. Support the timely and reliable exchange of critical data within and across IoT in the enabled large-scale and dynamic system over heterogeneous networks.
Finally, the team will evaluate​ ​the​ ​proposed​ ​solution​ ​in​ ​the​ ​context​ ​of​ ​emergency​ ​response​ ​scenario​ ​use​ ​cases.