The research interests of RMS lie in the design and study of future and emerging networking technologies, architectures and services. Research efforts are concentrated around three main themes:

  • Cloudify networking and virtualization
  • Mobile networks and communications
  • Future Internet/Internet of Things

The research activities carried out in the RMS group cover a wide range of topics in the general area of networking, ranging from lower layers — access, resource allocation, energy harvesting, radio handover, radio mobility management, data transmission reliability and infrastructure resilience — to higher layers — routing, Information-Centric Networking (ICN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), network automation and programmability, edge computing, data centers and cloud architectures, network storage, cloud RAN, IoT networking and service discovery, IP mobility, embedded systems, network telemetry and metrology including quality of user experience.

RMS has a strong expertise in protocol and architecture design. Indeed, RMS is involved in standardization activities (IETF, ETSI) as well as in the design of major research platforms (LISP, FIT, SILECS) for the networking community. Theoretical aspects are tackled using advanced approaches and tools, such as stochastic geometry, simplicial homology, game theory, optimal control and scheduling. RMS is engaged in structural cooperation with international laboratories (Europe, China, India, MENA region). Its expertise is regularly sought by national regulatory bodies and public policy makers. Research activities are also undertaken in the context of national (ANR, FUI) and international research projects (European projects), in close cooperation with major industrial groups in the field.

In 2018, RMS has been evaluated (as part of LTCI) by the High Council for Research and Higher Education (HCERES). The research activity report for the period 2013-2018 is available here (pp. 105-124).