Category Archives: Projects

Internet of Things Security

Start / End: January 2015 / December 2019
Fund: Algerian Ministry of Higher Education (CNEPRU)
Abstract: In this project, we deal with security issues in Internet of Things: authentication, access control, key management, etc. We consider particular IoT applications for which we design customized security solutions taking into consideration resource and operational constraints. For instance, we developed scalable and efficient key management techniques for smart grid. We also proposed fine grained access control solutions that can be used in the context of smart healthcare applications.

SIRENE: Secure and Coordinated Air Supervision

Start/End: 2008-2012
Fund: HEUDIASYC lab (2008-2010)/CARNOT National Research Agency (2010-2012)
Abstract: The aim of this project is to develop an architecture of air supervision based on a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles, with potential applications in the fields of fire fighting, tracking, borders surveillance, offshore platforms monitoring, etc.


SAFECAST: Security in hierarchical group communications

Start/End: 2003/2007
Fund: RNRT National Research Agency
Partners: EADS Telecom , LAAS lab, HEUDIASYC lab, LORIA lab, ENST-Paris
Abstract: The objective of the project was to develop a comprehensive security architecture for hierarchical group communications. This architecture brings innovative solutions not only to highly secure VPN multicast applications but also to the unified voice and data networks for the IP PBX markets, public safety and defense.

AGROSENS: Wireless sensor networks for precision agriculture

Start/End: 2009-2012
Fund: European Fund for Regional Development / Picardy Regional Council
Partners: INRA (National Institute of Agronomics), AgroTransfert Resources and Territories. HEUDIASYC lab
Abstract: The aim of this project is the design and development of a WSN platform for precision agriculture. We deal with several operational and technology challenges such as scalability, data storage and retrieval, dimensioning space and time sampling, etc. The platform will be used as a tool that helps farmers to make decisions on agricultural tasks and scientists to develop/improve agronomic models.

Testbed: We developed a testbed using CrossBow sensors (MicaZ, TelosB) (cf. figure below). Nodes are equipped with atmospheric sensors (temperature, light, humidity) and connected to soil moisture/temperature sensors (EC5 from Decagon). We developed a secure energy saving routing protocol to collect data from sensors towards the base station for agriculture decision making.

SUPGEST: Wireless sensor networks for rehabilitation

Start/End: 2009/2012
Fund: National Scientific Research Center (CNRS)/UTC Federation SHIC 3272
Partner: BMBI Biomechanical and Bioengineering CNRS/UTC Joint lab, HEUDIASYC lab
Abstract: The aim of this project is the design and development of WSN platform for rehabilitation. The WSN will be used to measure some parameters of a patient movement (acceleration, speed, etc.) and feed a biomechanical model that will reproduce the movement and help both patients and doctors in rehabilitation.
We also designed a eHealth communication architecture for a secure storage and retrieval of sensed data over the cloud..
Testbed: We developed a testbed based on the Shimmier platform. We developed an efficient and reliable delay tolerant MAC protocol based on IEEE 802.15.4 for collecting data from sensors to the base station running the biomechanical model of the arm.