wimmics is a joint research team between Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée and I3S (CNRS and Université Nice Sophia Antipolis).
Full-time researchers of Wimmics are in charge of different but complementary directions:
Here is an overview of our research through al gallery of posters produced in the team:
Proposal for the Wimmics Team.
The other intermediate versions are due to internal team revisions.
- Alcatel Bell Lucent: PhD Thesis of Nicolas Marie on Pervasive sociality through social objects (2011-2013)
- SAP Research: PhD Thesis of Corentin Follenfant on Semantic Web and Business Intelligence (2011-2013)
- University G. Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal: Semantic and Social Web Platform for Communities Knowledge Sharing, (accepted AUF project 2011-2013)
There is one unifying thread to all the research challenges proposed for Wimmics: the study of relations on the web. Relations between people, resources or services on the web provide a very rich source of knowledge from both the graph structure they weave and the trends of their evolutions. Relations on the web are at the heart of many powerful algorithms (e.g. PageRank), models (e.g. RDF graphs) and protocols (e.g. Open Graph Protocol). For this reason we believe that modeling, capturing and analyzing relations is a fertile research area.
Behind these questions is a constantly used and reused data structure: typed graphs. In this web context, typed graphs capture: social networks with the kinds of relationships and the descriptions of the persons; compositions of web services with types of inputs and outputs; links between documents with their genre and topics; hierarchies of classes, thesauri, ontologies and folksonomies; recorded traces and suggested navigation courses; submitted queries and detected frequent patterns; timelines and workflows; etc.