CITI Talk: “Digital transitions and what they say to research”, by Daniel Kaplan, on 31st March


Since 2000, Fing “has been exploring the transforming potential of technologies, when placed in the hands of millions of people”. How to characterise this transforming potential, at a time when everybody talks about “digital transition” (and therefore a systemic change presented as both ineluctable and the “blues of the Net”)? What if “the digital era” was a pretext to allow oneself to think differently on any topic?
Based on some of Fing current works, we will look at how those works have open new ways, and the possible interactions with questions asked by the Inria researchers (and others):
– Personal data and privacy: what about focusing not only on the protection of individuals but also on their capacitation, by putting them in the position to be able to produce, capture and use their personal data for themselves?
– Ecological transition and digital transition: what if digital was the way to green transition, and ecology the collective aim missing from digital transition?
– Work: what if digital transition became an asset to bring meaning to work and professional itineraries?

Speaker Biography:

Daniel Kaplan, 53, is the founder and CEO of the Next-Generation Internet Foundation (FING), a nonprofit Think-&-Do-Tank that produces and shares novel and actionable ideas to anticipate digital transformations.
In 1986, he cofounded one of the world’s first digital communication agencies, JKLM, which he headed until the early 1990s. He then became a consultant and co-founded Proposition, a consultancy specialized in digital strategies.
Since the 1990’s, Daniel Kaplan has been deeply involved in the Internet’s development and evolution. He was VP-Membership of the Internet Society worldwide, and contributed to the creation of ICANN. He served in the European Commission’s e-Europe’s Experts Chamber and currently sits in France’s National Digital Council.
He is a member of several large companies’ and research centre’s Foresight Committees.
Mr. Kaplan has written or directed more than 25 books and public reports on the internet, mobility and ubiquitous networking, ambient intelligence, e-inclusion, e-commerce, e-education, electronic media, cities and sustainable development, privacy and digital identities…

Latest books in English:
Next-Generation Innovation, Bpifrance, 2015
Digital Disruptions, “Promises”, Fing, 2013
Digital Privacy Revisited, To protect and to project, Fyp Editions, 2010


CITI Lab and DGCT announce research collaboration

The Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of service (CITI) Laboratory and the DiGital Content Technologies Pte Ltd (DGCT) Company are proud to announce a research collaboration in the emerging field of Smart Cities and Internet of Things. DGCT has built a deep expertise in providing technological solutions for digital Out-Of-Home media digital architecture, combining content distribution and viewers behaviour measurement solutions in public locations such as airports, shopping malls, retail networks. With the smart evolution of cities and the integration of devices in human everyday life, DGCT and the Dynamid team will jointly work on a large and saling distributed infrastructure – especially “P2P Dissemination and Semantic Aggregation of Multimedia Informations sensed in Smart Cities”.

Laurent Fabry, head of DGCT: “Digital out of home advertising contributes to the increasing demand of smart cities infrastructures. Sensing anything from traffic and footfall are keys for urban planning and financing of public infrastructure and services. Autonomous sensing and media distribution architecture are key milestones for implementing brick-and-mortar programmatic scheduling.”


About DGCT

DiGital Content Technologies Pte Ltd (DGCT) is a technology based company located in Singapore. The company is specialised in software based system integration for OOH media, digital signage, and distributed sensor based platform.

DGCT is developing the adooh™ platform – a registered trademark of DGCT -, providing a software generic framework and middleware for a distributed content management and sensor-based real-time targeted content scheduling.

DGCT act as well as a distributor of video-analytic, people counting and 3D visualisation technologies and smart-cities related technologies for Asia market with customers in Singapore, China, South East Asia, Japan and India.

About CITI Lab

CITI is an academic laboratory associated with INSA Lyon and INRIA. The CITI Laboratory develops research activities bringing together computer science, networking, and digital communications to address the challenging issues related to the development of Internet.

This world scale network offers a seamless communication path between heterogeneous nodes (persons,objects, sensors, phones,…) in a heterogeneous architecture including wireless access, offering mobility, ubiquity and adaptability.

Cutting-edge technologies are expected in various fields to provide seamless, self-adaptive and secured solutions fitting with the specific constraints of many applicative frameworks. The full cross-layer expertise the CITI acquired during the past ten years makes it a very original, challenging and almost unique place in France.

CITI Talk: “Dedicated networks for IoT : PHY / MAC challenges”, by Claire Goursaud, on 3rd March

This presentation will focus on the emerging transmission technologies dedicated to IoT networks. We first point out the need of dedicated technologies for IoT. Then, we present the PHY and MAC layers of the technologies that are already deployed, or likely to be deployed: UNB by SigFox, CSS by LoRaTM, Weighless, and RPMA by Ingenu. We then compare their performances to highlight their pros and cons.

Speaker Biography:

Dr Claire GOURSAUD obtained her PhD in High Frequency and Optical Telecommunications in 2006 from the University of Limoges, working on Signal Processing for Optical Communications. In September 2007, she joined the INSA de Lyon (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées), as an Assistant Professor in the telecommunication department, and the CITI laboratory. Her research interests focus on Cooperation in Wireless Sensor Networks, and particularly on Body Area Networks and IoT networks.