Colloquium EJC - ICT 2012

19-20 November, 2012 - Lyon

Entretiens Jacques Cartier

Towards ecological and energy efficient ICT



Brigitte Jaumard

Concordia Research Chair -
Optimization of Communication Networks
Concordia University
Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE) Department

Brigitte Jaumard holds a Concordia University Research Chair, Tier 1, on the Optimization of Communication Networks in the CIISE - Concordia Institute for Information Systems and Engineering - Institute at Concordia University. She was previously awarded a Canada Research Chair - Tier 1 - in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at Université de Montréal. She is an active researcher in combinatorial optimization and mathematical programming, with a focus on applications in telecommunications and artificial intelligence. Recent contributions include the development of efficient methods for solving large-scale mathematical programs, and their applications to the design and the management of optical and wireless, access and core networks. In Artificial Intelligence, contributions include the development of efficient optimization algorithms for probabilistic logic (reasoning under uncertainty) and for automated mechanical design. B. Jaumard has published over 150 papers in international journals in Operations Research and in Telecommunications.


Christine Tremblay

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
Département de génie électrique

Christine Tremblay is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) since 2004 where she set up the Laboratoire de technologies de réseaux, a high-speed WDM physical layer test bed for evaluating advanced optical transmission technologies and networking concepts. Her research interests include the exploration of novel architectures, as well as optical layer test and monitoring techniques for optical networks. Her team introduced the filterless network concept based on coherent transmission technologies, a step towards more cost-effective and energy-efficient WDM core optical networks. Before joining ÉTS, she held senior R&D and technology management positions at Nortel, EXFO, Roctest and the National Optics Institute (INO). She is a member of the Center for Advanced Systems and Communications (SYTACom), the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL), the Canadian Institute for Photonics Innovation (CIPI), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society.


Laurent Lefèvre

Equipe INRIA RESO / Laboratoire LIP
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Laurent Lefèvre obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in January 1997 at LIP Laboratory (Laboratoire Informatique du Parallelisme) in ENS-Lyon (Ecole Normale Superieure), France. From 1997 to 2001, he was assistant professor in computer science in Lyon 1 University and a member of the RESAM Laboratory (High Performance Networks and Multimedia Application Support Lab.) Since 2001, he is a permanent researcher in computer science at INRIA (the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). He is a member of the RESO team (High Performance Networks, Protocols and Services) from the LIP laboratory in Lyon, France. He has organized several conferences in high performance networking and computing and he is a member of several program committees. He has co-authored more than 80 papers published in refereed journals and conference proceedings. His interests include: grid and distributed computing and networking, Green and Energy Efficient Computing and Networking, autonomic networking, high performance networks protocols and services.


Françoise Berthoud

groupe EcoInfo, LPMMC, CNRS,
Université Joseph Fourier

Françoise Berthoud obtained her Master in biomathematics en October 1987 at Paris VI University. From 1987 to 1992, she worked as a computer manager in a few COMPANIES. Since 1992, she HAS BEEN a permanent research engineer, FIRST AT Grenoble University and then AT CNRS. She is in charge of managing huge computer clusterS for research. Since 2005 she manages a working group dedicated to the environmental impacts of ICT. She has organized several teaching sessionS and conferences focusED on this subject (from LCA to recommendations about datacenter green management). She is an EXPERT member of several working groupS outside CNRS. She HAS GIVEN a lot of conferences (more than 20 on the subject) and HAS co-authored several papers. Her interests include : ICT LCA, rebond effects, Green and Efficient Computing, rare materials extraction impacts, WEEE problems.


Olivier Richard

Computer Science Department
Polytech'Grenoble and Université Joseph Fourier

Olivier Richard obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in December 1999 in LRI (Laboratoire de Recheche en Informatique) at Paris Sud University., France. Since 2000, he is assistant professor in computer science at Computer Science Department Polytech'Grenoble of Joseph Fourier University, France. He is a member of LIG (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble) and of the Mescal team (Middleware Efficiently SCALable) from INRIA (the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control). He was worked to design and to develop the Grid'5000 nation wide platform dedicated to support experiment-driven research in all areas of computer science related to parallel, large-scale or distributed computing and networking. His research interests are focused on task and resource management systems and general computing infrastructures.