MOMI2023: Keynote speakers

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Session: Power-up tomorrow world with green energies

Paul Aubin – A startup on optimal bidding strategy for the electricity market

Paul Aubin – CEO of Eol Robotics

Renewable energies produce electricity depending on the weather, and it is consumed at demand. Their development must then be supported by storage systems, among which battery energy storage systems (BESS) are very competitive. Different revenue streams exist for BESS, yet none is sufficient in itself to reach economic viability. 
Eol Robotics is a startup project from INRIA, that is developing a web app for recommendations on the electricity trading markets. We will present our work to make BESS business profitable. 

Dr Robin Girard

Dr Philippe Blanc

Session: Eco-responsability, sustainability and high-innovation are still compatible? and what are the alternatives?

Dr Nadia Maizi

Dr Jacques Sainte-Marie – ICT and ecological transition

Dr Jacques Sainte-Marie

The climate emergency requires us to act. For Inria, this means conducting research that contributes, directly or indirectly to decarbonisation. There are several main areas of focus:

– Enabling Inria scientists that wish to shift their research focus to environmental issuesenvironment-related issues,

– building and promoting eco-responsible digital technology- working on digital tools and services that effectively contribute to decarbonisation

– develop models and simulation tools for the environment (in the broadest sense).

In addition, we need to significantly change the way we work and travel.
These are the points that we will seek to address during the presentation.

Gauthier Roussilhe – Understanding how positive and negative impacts of digitalization are assessed

We tend to believe that digitalization is a natural part of the ecological transition, but how do we assess this? In a first part, this presentation will dissect the main works that have put forward the positive environmental effects of digitization in order to determine their level of credibility. In a second part, we will come back to what we need to understand about the environmental effects of digitalization.In conclusion, we will give some perspectives on the challenges between digitization and ecological transition

Gauthier Roussilhe – Crédit: Ghislain Mirat

Dr Hervé Mathieu

Benjamin Ninassi – ICT : From direct impacts towards eco-design

Benjamin Ninassi Ingénieur de recherche DGD-S Rennes Bretagne-Atlantique

This presentation will start with a brief overview of the main direct impacts of information and communication technologies on the environment. After situating the stakes, we will discuss some major principles for controlling these impacts through the eco-design of digital services.

Session: Smart cities

Dr Hervé Rivano

Dr Hervé Rivano


Dr Antoine Rousseau

Dr Paola Goatin – Multi-scale models for mixed human-driven and autonomous vehicles

The expected deployment of Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) opens new perspectives for traffic management. Indeed, CAVs can potentially be used as endogenous actuators to improve traffic flow on road networks. Yet, the accurate description of the these interactions requires the development of specific models, taking into account  CAV dynamics within bulk traffic flow.In this talk, I will present a family of strongly coupled PDE-ODE systems designed to model the influence of controlled single vehicles or platoons on the surrounding road traffic. The models consist of conservation laws describing the main traffic evolution and ODEs accounting for CAV trajectories, which depend on the downstream traffic conditions. The moving constraints are operated by inequalities on the flux funtion, which account for the bottlenecks created on the road by the presence of the controlled vehicles.  Finite volume schemes are specifically developed to capture exactly the non-classical discontinuities that may arise at the constraint positions, and they are then used to address numerically optimal control problems for traffic management.

Dr Paola Goatin

Dr Pierre Alliez

Session: Climate modeling

Dr Marc Pontaud

Session: Modeling and optimizing our environments

Dr Hubert Bonnefond – DareWin project – from the idea to the startup across 2 exemples

Dr Francesca Casagli

Dr Francesca Casagli – Biocore team

Dr Ludovic Mailleret – Pulsed perturbations in population dynamics

Dr Ludovic Mailleret (INRAE)

The dynamics of populations can be perturbed by sudden events that abruptly increase or decrease population densities. The magnitude and temporal pattern of occurrence of pulsed perturbations may interact with different components of population dynamics. In this presentation, I will explore these interactions by focusing on two kinds of perturbations, (i) pulsed removals of fractions of populations and (ii) pulsed introductions of given numbers of individuals, in different population dynamics scenarios such as resource harvesting, population migration, vaccination, and biological control. These examples highlight that the way a given perturbation intensity is spread over time affects both quantitatively and qualitatively the dynamics of pulsed perturbed populations.

Session: How to assess the environmental impact of our daily life research

Dr Sylvain Chevillard – Carbon Footprint of Research, an example

  I will describe an experiment made during year 2020 when a small working group of Inria researchers estimated the carbon footprint due to the activity of their teams. We set up a methodology based on the data available in Inria administrative tools. I will present the motivations for this project and the methodological problems that arose: which emission items to consider? How to collect the necessary information using Inria tools? Finally, I will present the main lessons learned from
this experiment.

Dr Sylvain Chevillard

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