Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)

UPMC ( 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/was involved in many activities related to DTNs, community-based wireless networks, Publish-Subscribe research, Internet governance and regulation, monitoring and large-scale testbed projects such as OneLab2 (IP FP7 project) which LIP6 is coordinating. LIP6 will mainly provide the expertise on Federation and OneLab architecture, operation and dissemination on EINS technical sciences aspects and expertise on Internet governance and regulation on its social sciences aspects.

The NPA group develops a modern approach of 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 (like Qosmos) as well as numerous industrial contracts. The NPA group is also involved in the definition and teaching Computer Networks multi-disciplinary curricula at MSc. level. The group 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.

Finally, members of the NPA group are strongly involved in the scientific and organizing committees and boards of main European and International conferences, journals and scholarly associations within EINS scope, and will naturally use them to contribute to the successful implementation of EINS intended Integration and Spreading Excellence activities.