The LISP-Lab Team

Université Pierre et Marie Curie – LIP6

The UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6) will be represented by the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6). LIP6 is a research laboratory in computer science and networks of UPMC and CNRS (UMR 7606). With about 190 permanent researchers and 250 PhD students, it is a major research laboratory in France. The laboratory covers a broad spectrum of activities grouped in 5 departments: Scientific Computing, Decision and Operation Research, Databases and machine learning, Systems On Chips, and the Networks and Distributed Systems department - the researchers of this project belong to - that is working on model engineering, modeling and checking of distributed systems, interoperability, adaptability, middleware, peer-to-Peer, GRID, quality of service, mobility, metrology, wireless networks, future internet architectures, sensors networks and localization.

Télécom ParisTech

Telecom ParisTech (part of the Institute Mines-Telecom) is the first higher education institution completely focusing on telecommunications, and through the years has acquired a level of excellence internationally recognized in the field of Communications and Information Technology. With 215 faculty members, twenty research associates and approximately 320 graduate students, Télécom ParisTech is a leader in the French public research in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Telecom ParisTech in partnership with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) constitutes one of the largest mixed research unit (UMR - LTCI 5141) in the domain of LTCI (Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication). The main research activities of Telecom ParisTech focus on: communication systems (algorithm, architecture, physical layer, optoelectronic, microwave); signals and images processing (detection, restoration, compression, recognition and interpretation of images of speech and music); computer networks (IP, embedded systems, human-computer interaction, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and information management); economics, management and social sciences (digital business and administration, policy and regulation, sociology of uses).


AlphaLink is a Virtual Network Enabler (VNE) proposing to its enterprise partners all the services needed for a company to become and to develop as a telecommunications provider. The company intervenes where the offers of the large national providers cannot meet enterprise requirements. AlphaLink staff is very experimented and trained to the deployment and the management of virtual private networks with multiple sites, with the deployment of VoIP solutions. AlphaLink actually invests more than 15% of its earnings in R&D. Today, more than 15 000 sites are connected to the AlphaLink network.


Border 6 is an independent technology company based in Paris, France, incubated by Télécom ParisTech. The company aims at providing mid-size and large corporations with the highest availability and performance Internet connectivity architectures. At the core of its portfolio Border 6 has developed a range of optimization tools for enhancing Internet and corporate data connections. Relying on a broad experience in Internet and network technologies the start-up guides and helps its customers when implementing new Internet infrastructures and technologies. After less than a year of activity Border 6 already accounts several large customers for its BGP optimization technology.

Non Stop Systems 

NON STOP Systems is a company specialized in high availability and secure computer architectures. Since 1999, NON STOP Systems distributes, integrates and supports very advanced and competitive solutions. Its research team investigates and tests software and hardware componenets that are becoming the standard so as to ensure customer’s projects success. NSS is becoming a reference in the Cloud computing context, supporting and pushing toward the adoption of novel Cloud computing and networking solutions. NSS is currently leading the NU@GE project on Cloud Computing, in the frame of the “investments of the future” program, grouping one academic lab and six French SMEs. As an system technology architect, NSS develops and integrates technologies to products dedicated to: Virtualization system (Linux KVM, Linux LXC); Virtualized network (LISP and TRILL systems); Managed QOS (tracking and monitoring systems).


France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband Internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband Internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. With its industrial project, "Conquests 2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development. Orange Labs is the Research and Development division of France Telecom Orange. Composed of more than 3,000 research engineers and PhD students, Orange Labs is dedicated to the Group’s Innovation Strategy that covers the whole spectrum of services provided by Orange. As such, Orange Labs is one of the major cornerstones of the aforementioned “Conquests 2015” industrial project.


RENATER, French Research and Education Network, was deployed in the early 90s in order to federate telecommunication infrastructures for Research and Education. To achieve this goal, a non profit organisation called "Groupement d’Intérêt Public" RENATER was created in February 1993. Members of the GIP RENATER are eminent French Research organizations (CNRS, CPU, CEA, INRIA, CNES, INRA, INSERM, ONERA, CIRAD, Irstea, IRD, BRGM), and the French Ministry for Education and Research. More than 1000 sites are connected to RENATER via campus, metropolitan or regional networks. RENATER offers national and international connectivity, and evolves according to technologies’ improvements and available capacity infrastructure. The GIP RENATER also runs the SFINX, Internet exchange point since 1995.


Rezopole is an association promoting the development of high-speed Internet networks in the Rhône-Alpes Region, and managing IXPs (Internet eXchange Points) in Lyon, St Etienne, Grenoble and Valence. Rezopole was created in 2001 with the aim of increase and enhance the Internet connectivity in the Rhône-Alpes area to a higher degree, improving as well the network infrastructure. Rezopole brings to the project its expertise in inter-domain routing, ISPs peering agreements, and network design, helping in the designing and deploying a high performance infrastructure. Rezopole is also a Local Internet Registry (LIR), meaning that handling AS numbers and IPv4/IPv6 prefix request with RIPE NCC is another main area of expertise and contribution to the project. Moreover, Rezopole has in-house experts in BGP, guaranteeing the establishment of peering agreements and setup and maintenance of BGP sessions.

Ucopia Communications

UCOPIA Communications provides access security and mobility management solutions on wireless and wired networks. These solutions, aimed towards small and large enterprises, hotels, educational establishments, hospitals or even administrations, allow remote mobile users to connect to the network in a convenient and secure manner in order to utilize business communication applications. UCOPIA was created in 2002 upon observing a double opportunity: a commercial opportunity, relating to the ever growing need of professional organizations for mobility, ubiquitous internet accesses, information systems and business applications; a technological opportunity, with the emergence and industrial development of wireless networks and their security. Amongst the 4 UCOPIA founders, Guy Pujolle, professor at UPMC backed by his research team at the LIP6, brings to the project a certain know-how in key technologies for UCOPIA product development at the LIP6. UCOPIA then spent its first years (2003-2004) within the UPMC, created its R&D core with UPMC engineers and doctorates, and produced the first industrial version of its solution.

ANR INFRA 2013 Project LISP-Lab




Contract Number:


Contact Us