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SPIE and INSA Lyon have created a chair: “Artificial Intelligence to Serve Behavioral Analysis of Flows in Digital Infrastructure”

SPIE ICS, the French digital services subsidiary of SPIE Group, in partnership with INSA Lyon, an independent European leader in energy and communications multi-technological services, is creating a research and teaching chair on analytics-related topics for intelligent processing of data in communication infrastructure. Close to possible production sources (applications, users, infrastructure, companies).

The ambition of this chair is to develop research work to improve the performance of digital infrastructure and contribute to a responsible digital transition. Over the next five years, the development of a search engine through artificial intelligence, in real time, enables them to use data as close as possible to the source of their production and to process them locally as a responsible process.

Towards more responsible data management
Data management is an accelerator of organizational transformation. At SPIE ICS, this is a strong focus on the 2021-2025 strategic plan.
For its part, INSA seeks to integrate its role as a pioneering academic actor for sovereign, sustainable processing and communication systems, including Leon Low Carbon Footprint.

Today, the development of “smart” applications (Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Building, Smart Factory, Smart Grid, etc.) generates a lot of data. The analysis of this data in transit creates locally values ​​and new uses: predictive behavioral analysis, dynamic “levels” of resources and infrastructure, cost reduction, protection against cyber threats, or even real-time audits of traffic. Through this scientific partnership, which is part of the chair program supported by the INSA Lyon Foundation, SPIE ICS seeks to strengthen its “data oriented” approach, creating operational value in a logic and developing local services.

Identify new disruptive technologies
The work developed within the framework of these chairs will enable the creation of an artificial intelligence engine in “Edge Computing 1”, which is able to better understand the data flow through the infrastructure to improve their visibility, comprehension and processing. The research work will focus on local data analysis and processing technology. They will be coordinated by CITI and LIRIS Laboratory team, coordinated by Frederick Le Moul, CITI Laboratory Chair Holder and Director.

Research activities will focus on a variety of disruptive technologies:
– “Data Oriented” Infrastructure and Protocols: The challenge is to define how to extract information in transit for useful knowledge gathered while reducing the power footprint.
– Embedded Artificial Intelligence: To understand behavior in an uncontrolled environment, for example, embedding an AI engine in low-power equipment and working on partial data, including collaborative and robust learning techniques.
– Distribution of resources and services: involves the development of self-managed infrastructure (without human intervention) that guarantees the interoperability of services and tools and allows them to be sorted into data-driven logic.

A digital trust problem
Karen Lugigant, director of SPIE ICS’s Grand-Assets Activities, said, “The control of data and services within organizations must incorporate the concept of digital trust.” Services are a key source of profit: therefore, infrastructure control and data sovereignty are essential.

For Marie-Christine Bayetto, INSA Lyon’s Director of Research and Development: The “Digital Transformation of Society” (“Digital Society”) is a major challenge for players in information science and technology, the social sciences. Based on. Collected information becomes huge (“big data”) and raw materials to be transformed. Makes it possible to predict increasingly powerful and efficient solutions for. Decisive research themes on energy consumption, safety, reliability and agility. Many responses to the needs of our partners and society.

1 Edge Computing: A distributed computing architecture with decentralized processing power

About INSA Lyon
Founded in 1957, the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon) trains humanitarian engineers in tackling the socio-economic and digital challenges of an ever-changing world. Each year, INSA Lyon welcomes more than 6,000 students, 600 doctoral students, and more than 1,000 engineers and 150 doctors graduating. A school open to the world, INSA Lyon has built a network of more than 200 academic partners across 5 continents and has about 100 different nationalities on its campus. Committed to social openness and diversity, the school leads a very active policy in this area through its Gaston Berger Institute.
INSA Lyon develops excellent and responsible research based on 22 laboratories in close association with the business world and builds around 5 social challenge structures, including the ‘Information and Digital Society’ challenge. INSA Lyon is part of the INSA Group, a leading network of French public engineering schools, which currently has 7 institutions and 6 partner schools in France.

About the INSA Lyon Foundation
The INSA Lyon Foundation, a strategic link with social and economic partners, intervenes in partnership partnerships with the company to support INSA Lyon in setting its ambitious 2030 strategy, decisive for the launch of a project in favor of symbolic programs, partners, priority issues or carriers.
A key player in sponsoring higher education and research through its specificity of action in terms of partnerships with social impact, it now has 17 sponsors and partners.

SPIE ICS, a digital services subsidiary of France, supports core accounts through digital conversion and a global offer of ICT solutions to its ETI customers. SPIE ICS puts its expertise and digital knowledge at the service of its customers and the welfare of its users.
With 3,300 employees and 60 sites in France, SPIE ICS maintains a unique close relationship in the market, enabling it to create tailor-made solutions with its customers. Based on historical expertise in integration and outsourcing for infrastructure and digital work environments, SPIE integrates and innovates new skills in ICS datacenter, cloud, cybersecurity and smart data and IoT.

About SPIE France
SPIE France, a subsidiary of the SPIE Group, is a European leader in multi-technology services, a major player in energy and digital transformation. SPIE France is organized into five subsidiaries and six national divisions: SPIE ICS (Digital and Technical Services), SPIE Facilities (Maintenance and Facility Management), SPIE CityNetworks (Energy and Digital Networks, Urban Transport and Services), SPIE Nuclear (Specialists) in the nuclear industry. Services), and finally, the industry division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire (Industrial Partners for Smart and Quick Solutions) and the Tertiaire Division of SPIE Industrie & Tertiaire (dedicated to building intelligence and performance skills).
SPIE France has 19,000 employees working from more than 400 locations spread across the national region.
With around 48,000 employees and strong local roots, SPIE has consolidated revenue of 6.97 billion euros in 2021 and consolidated EBITA of 427 million euros.

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