SIERA Team

Head :  Abdelmalek BENZEKRI

Research activities led by the SIERA (Service Integration and NetwoRk Adminstration) are organized into two threads. The first one targets quality and reliability assurance of information and its exchange in networks (avionic, software-defined) and in adaptive distributed environments (IoT, Edge Computing), by introducing methodologies (privacy/security/monitoring-by-design), characterization models and orchestration languages. The second one addresses the design of innovative e-learning environments for digital transformation.

The Network Management & Security thread:

  1. Network security. SIERA contributed to “Network Security by design” by defining a four-layer Security Requirement Engineering (SRE) methodology. Inspired by SABSA, it considers the security architectural needs, the security of network devices and of the transferred information. The models and tools provide complete traceability and feedback information between the business, architect, design and builder views.
  2. Adaptive Management of networks services. SIERA made 4 contributions. First, a methodology to address monitoring adaptation with respect to high-level goals related to quality requirements in Network and Service Management. Second, a AMSDL to express adaptive monitoring strategies, and information models for the automation and monitoring tasks deployment in virtual networks. Third, a control language called AirNet where logical boundaries between different policies co-exist (control, data, and transport services), ensuring modularity and reusability of any northbound control program. Fourth, the dynSMAUG, a dynamic security management framework driven by situations to support decision making for automatically adapting security in deployed IT systems.
  3. Information assurance qualification and management specifies how to handle and protect critical information more effectively. The first contribution is the QoCIM meta-model and framework that offer a generic, computable and expressive solution to represent and handle any Quality of Context criterion in its whole life cycle. Second, a new entity for the X.509 4-cornered Trust Model called the Trust Broker (TB) and an implementation approach that it could follow to provide RPs with trust information about a CA by assessing the quality of its issued certificates.
  4. Protecting users’ privacy. SIERA contributed with a privacy learning algorithm that relies on Multi-Critearia Decision Analysis (MCDA), a set of methods used to solve complex problems where a mono-criteria approach cannot. This algorithm relies on the concept of meta-criterion (a criterion with high level of abstraction regrouping a set of criteria) that lowers the number of rules needed to protect users’ privacy.

The e-Learning thread:

  1. TEL Environments for Active Learning focus on the design and implementation of digital solutions for learners’ engagement in authentic learning contexts. The main contributions are a framework and a set of tools for supporting learning at scale: (1) Elaastic, for supporting interactive formative assessments; (2) MyMOOCSpace, a mobile app for supporting collaborative learning in MOOCs and blended learning scenarios; and (3) Lab4CE, for supporting learners in hands-on activities in the field of system and network administration.
  2. Learning analytics (LA) for personalization and adaptation focus  on studying how big data methods and tools can be used to exploit learning data and propose personalized and adaptive technological solutions to support professional competencies. First, a model-driven approach based on competencies and a tool for its management were proposed to unify representations of professional training and ensure their social inclusion (ANR COMPER). Second, a methodological approach based on process-mining techniques and a tool called NoteMyProgress were developed to analyze leaners’ self-regulatory strategies and support them.
  3. Competency-based approach for training in engineering and professional integration. Focus on providing competency-based solutions for supporting careers choices and occupational integration. SIERA has contributed on identifying a continuous improvement process for measuring learning through traces in learning management systems, and a tool called “MIAGE & Compétences” to provide a vision of the curriculum learning outcomes and the professional skills related to the business digital sector.

skills

supervision, control and security of networks and services
software networks
Internet trust management
monitoring-by-design and security-by-design
Computer environments for human learning
e-learning and analysis of learning data

personnel of the team

Permanent members
Non-permanent members

publications of the team

International journals articles
National journals articles
No publication
International conferences articles
Conferences articles without published proceedings
Books parts
Thesis and HDR
  • Sravani Teja Bulusu

    Méthodologie d’ingénierie des exigences de sécurité réseau

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, April 2019.

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  • Rémi Venant

    Les learning analytics pour promouvoir l’engagement et la réflexion des apprenants en situation d’apprentissage pratique

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, December 2017.

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  • Messaoud Aouadj

    AirNet : le modèle de virtualisation “Edge-Fabric” comme plan de contrôle pour les réseaux programmables

    Master’s Thesis, Université de Toulouse, November 2016.

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  • Romain Laborde

    Contributions à la gestion de la sécurité des infrastructures virtuelles

    HDR, Université Paul Sabatier, 2016.

    Abstract URL : https://www.irit.fr/~Romain.Laborde/memoires/HDR-Romain-LABORDE-v4.0.pdf
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  • Franck Silvestre

    Conception et mise en oeuvre d’un système d’évaluation formative pour les cours en face à face dans l’enseignement supérieur

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, November 2015.

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  • Bashar Kabbani

    Gestion unifieée et dynamique de la seécuriteé: Un cadriciel dirigeé par les situations

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, October 2015.

    Abstract URL : https://cloud.irit.fr/index.php/s/fiq4FTtMqE2nXp4
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  • Pierrick Marie

    Gestion de bout en bout de Qualité de Contexte pour l’Internet des Objets : la cadriciel QoCIM.

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, November 2015.

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  • Antoine Toueir

    Une démarche méthodologique orientée-but pour la conception d’une surveillance auto-gérée dans les Systèmes Autonomes

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, November 2014.

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  • Hicham El Khoury

    Une modélisation formelle orientée flux de données pour l’analyse de configuration de sécurité réseau

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, September 2014.

    Abstract URL : http://thesesups.ups-tlse.fr/2499/1/2014TOU30112.pdf
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  • Arnaud Oglaza

    Système d’aide à la décision pour la protection des données de vie privée

    Master’s Thesis, Université de Toulouse, September 2014.

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Reports

contrats of the team

AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
COMPER anr Une approche par compétences pour le diagnostic, la régulation et la personnalisation de l’apprentissage Julien BROISIN
2019 – 2022
INCOME
[Contract completed]
autre Infrastructure logicielle de gestion de contexte multi-échelle pour l’internet des objets Jean-Paul ARCANGELI
Thierry DESPRATS
André PéNINOU
2012 – 2015
COMPETENCES
[Contract completed]
autre Processus global de réingénenierie pour l’acquisition et le développement de compétences Philippe VIDAL
2010 – 2014
SATRIMMAP
[Contract completed]
autre Safety and time critical middleware for future modular avionics platform Emmanuel LAVINAL

Daniel HAGIMONT
2007 – 2010
CEAGMATIC
[Contract completed]
Conception et Evaluation d’Aides au Guidage Métacognitif dans l’Apprentissage avec les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication Philippe VIDAL
2006 – 2011
AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
ODS
[Contract completed]
autre Open Discovery Space Julien BROISIN
2012 – 2015
AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin

[Contract completed]
De la conception à l’expérimentation d’un environnement de travaux pratiques à distance : application à l’électronique Philippe VIDAL
2011 – 2014
GéoWine
[Contract completed]
autre Traçabilité, géotraçabilité, contrefaçon, authentification et identification du vin Abdelmalek BENZEKRI
Jean-Pierre JESSEL
2008 – 2011
Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10h00
Méthodologie d’Ingénierie des Exigences de Sécurité Réseau
Sravani Teja BULUSU – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Friday 8 December 2017, 10h00
Les learning analytics pour promouvoir l’engagement et la réflexion des apprenants en situation d’apprentissage pratique
Rémi VENANT – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Tuesday 8 November 2016, 10h00
The “Edge-Fabric” virtualization model as a control plane for programmable networks
Messaoud AOUADJ – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Monday 30 November 2015, 10h00
End-to-End Management of Quality of Context for the Internet of Things : The QoCIM framework
Pierrick MARIE – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 10h00
Conception et mise en oeuvre d’un système d’évaluation formative pour les cours en face à face dans l’enseignement supérieur
Franck SILVESTRE – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Thursday 29 October 2015, 10h30
Dynamic Security Management: A Unified Management Framework oriented by Situations
Bashar KABBANI – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Friday 28 November 2014, 14h30
Une démarche méthodologique orientée-but pour la conception d’une surveillance auto-gérée dans les Systèmes Autonomes
Antoine TOUEIR – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Monday 15 September 2014, 10h00
Une modélisation formelle orientée flux de données pour l’analyse de configuration de sécurité réseau
Hicham EL KHOURY – Team SIERA – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Wednesday 13 November 2019 – Friday 15 November 2019
Cybersecurity for Europe 2019
Hôtel de Région, Toulouse
#congres Know more
Thursday 12 September 2019 – Friday 13 September 2019
Journées Cloud 2019 du GDR RSD (Réseau et Systèmes Distribués)
UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#congres Know more
Monday 24 August 2015 – Friday 28 August 2015
International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
Bâtiment U4
#congres Know more
Thursday 18 April 2019, 14h00 – 16h00
Technologies pour enseigner la programmation à grande échelle et implémenter des classes inversées en présentiel
Ella HAMONIC – Independent Researcher and Learning DesignerRémi SHARROCK – Télécom ParisTech UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#seminaire
Tuesday 2 April 2019, 10h00 – 11h00
Design for effective orchestration and pedagogical interventions aligned with learning analytics in technology-enhanced learning ecosystems: Notes of a sabbatical year
Yannis DIMITRIADIS – Director of GSIC/EMIC Research Group, University of Valladolid (Espagne) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Salle des Thèses
#seminaire
Friday 17 June 2016, 10h00
Contributions à la gestion de la sécurité des infrastructures virtuelles
Romain LABORDE – Team SIERA – IRIT Amphi Einstein (bâtiment 3TP2 – Université Paul Sabatier).
#hdr
Tuesday 12 November 2019 – Wednesday 13 November 2019
General Meeting du projet CyberSec4Europe
UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT
#journee