Labex CominLabs was launched in 2011 for nine years until 2019.
A five-year extension (2020-2024) has been awarded.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is pervasive in many scientific domains, industry sectors and societal areas, and the digital society has emerged as a central concept. CominLabs efforts have precisely concentrated on investigating the challenges issued from these fundamental changes. These challenges require a broad portfolio of competences and long-term projects of significant size. CominLabs had thus to innovate in the management of networks of researchers distributed in both geography and expertise. Its originality resides in both its organization and its processes. CominLabs thus nicely complements its nine partner labs with strong structuring effects.
The internet of the future explored by CominLabs, which was the motto of our initial proposal in 2011, including Internet of Things (IoT), ICT and Health, Energy in ICT, the social Web, Security and Privacy, is now here. We were able to tackle many of the challenges raised then, and we have organized our teams in long-lasting projects to produce internationally recognized results.
Today, we face with the return of artificial intelligence, the growing security and trust issues, the challenges of IoT, big data and robotics, and the increasing importance of digital applications in medicine or education. We believe that CominLabs is operational to study these problems and their applications, while addressing the related human and societal issues raised by the digital society.