Mediterranean Students Days 2014

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2nd Mediterranean Students Days @ Campus SophiaTech, March 12-14 2014

Mediterranean Students Days

The partners of the new SophiaTech Campus Eurecom, Inria, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS (I3S, LEAT) and the Labex UCN@Sophia are organizing the second edition of the « Mediterranean Days@Campus SophiaTech ». They will be held on the Campus from March 12th till March 14th 2014.

The goal is, like in 2013 to present to some selected students, our research activities with a focus on our international masters. There will be some general presentations and scientific visits of research teams (according to the student's choice).

We intend to welcome students from Greece, Italy, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey (around 35 students in total).

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Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Program

Program

The Program of the Mediterranean Students Days 2014 can be downloaded here.

Wednesday 12th March
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome (Kahn Building K1, K2, K3 Inria)
10:00 - 12:30 Presentations: Inria, EURECOM, I3S, LEAT, Labex, Incubateur PACA Est
  • 10:00 - Welcome and presentation of the Campus SophiaTech by Jean-Claude BERMOND (Researcher)
  • 10:10 - Presentation of the Incubateur Paca Est by Andre Labat (Director) - Slides
  • 10:30 - Presentation of I3S by Frederic Havet (Researcher) - Slides
  • 10:50 - Presentation of LEAT by Jean-Yves Dauvignac (Director) - Slides
  • 11:10 - Small Break
  • 11:20 - Presentation of Inria by Chadi Barakat (Researcher) - Slides
  • 11:40 - Presentation of Eurecom and of the masters at Eurecom by Caroline Hanras - Slides
  • 12:15 - Presentation of the Labex UCN@Sophia by Walid Dabbous (Researcher) - Slides
12:30 - 14:00 Buffet (Hall Kahn Building)
14:00 - 15:30 Visit INRIA/I3S
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00 Doctoral School, Masters, Internships program, Student’s testimonies (Kahn Building Amphiteater Inria)
  • 16:00 - Presentation of the Doctoral School STIC by Gilles Bernot (Chair) - Slides
  • 16:15 - Presentation of the Master IFI, IMAFA and of the track Ubinet by Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (Chair Ubinet) - Slides (IFI, IMAFA), Slides (Ubinet)
  • 16:35 - Presentation of the Master BIM and of the track CBB by Théodore Papdopoulo (Chair CBB)
  • 16:50 - Presentation of the Master Estel by Francois Verdier (Cochair Estel) - Slides
  • 17:05 - Presentation of Inria Internship program by Laura Norcy (International Relationships Inria) - Slides
  • 17:20 - Students testimonies

Thursday 13th March
09:00 - 10h30 Visit LEAT
  • 09:00 - MCSOC activities presentation - Slides
  • 09:15 - CMA activities presentation
  • 09:30 - S2DS2A activities presentation
  • 09:45 - Demo sessions - Slides WSN, Slides GEODES
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe Break at Eurecom
11:00 - 12:30 Visit EURECOM
  • Multimedia department - Slides
  • Networking and Security department - Slides
  • Mobile Communications department - Slides
12:30 Distribution of lunch boxes
Afternoon Free

Friday 14th March
09:00 - 13h00 Visit I3S/INRIA (Kahn Building K1, K2, K3 Inria)
  • 09:00 - Pole GLC I3S - Slides
  • 09:45 - MORPHEME - Slides
  • 10:00 - ATHENA
  • 10:15 - HEPHAISTOS Halle robotique (Kahn -2)
  • 10:30 - Coffee Break
  • 11:15 - Pole MDSC I3S
  • 11:45 - ABS
  • 12:00 - STARS - Slides
  • 12:15 - APICS - Slides
  • 12:30 - REVES - Slides
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (Inria Cafeteria)
14:30 – 16:00 Personalized meetings students-teams
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00 Debriefing Conclusions

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Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Organization Committee

Organization Committee

Chadi Barakat Jean-Claude Bermond Rachid Deriche Sarah Fontaine Caroline Hanras Magali Martin Alain Pegatoquet
Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Study Opportunities

Study Opportunities in English

Eurecom

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France

Study Opportunities in French

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France

Engineering school Polytech Nice-sophia

Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities in Campus SophiaTech

Four research institutes are present in the Campus SophiaTech.

Inria A public science and technology institution dedicated to computational sciences.
I3S A laboratory dedicated to computational sciences, signals and systems.
EURECOM A Graduate School and Research Center in communication systems.
LEAT A laboratory dedicated to Electronics, Antennas and Telecommunications.
Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Local Information

Local information

For any information, you can send an e-mail to the organization committee.
A welcome book edited by the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and the Student Association for international exchanges is available here.

Venue and useful informations

Your accommodation is located at CIV in Valbonne (Sophia Antipolis)

Address
Centre International de Valbonne (CIV)
190 Rue Frédéric Mistral
06560 Valbonne
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 96 52 00


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How to reach the location of the Mediterranean Students Days 2014

The Campus SophiaTech is located at Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera, close to Nice (28km), Cannes (12km) and Antibes (8km)


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By plane
Nearest international airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur (20km)
Regular shuttles from the airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to Sophia Antipolis by bus: Line 230 - bus stop "Les templiers" (for Campus)

By car

By train
The closest railway station is located in Antibes.
Regular shuttles from Antibes SNCF railway station to Sophia Antipolis by bus with Envibus:

(Bus stop "Templiers", 2mn walking distance from Campus) Fare ticket: 1€

By public transport (Fare ticket: 1€)

By taxi
From Nice Côte d’Azur Airport About 20 minutes, (appr. 55€)
Taxi Sophia +33 (0) 6 27 51 01 51
Centrale Orange Taxi +33 (0) 820 906 960
Motorbike transport: +33 (0) 6 58 79 81 31
see also: http://www.cote-azur.com.fr

Car rental
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport offers a choice of several car rental companies (Terminal 2).


Nice to know

Opening/closing hours, public holidays, currency, areas codes for France, Emergency phone numbers, advice for a trouble-free stay...

Climate
The French Riviera benefits from a Mediterranean-type climate, characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year and mild temperatures for most of the year.
It rains heavily but infrequently mostly in March/April and October/November. In winter, freezing temperatures are rare, but sweaters are advised.

Opening hours
Shops are usually open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Saturday. Department stores may stay open until 9 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 to 12 noon and 2 to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, with some branches opening on Saturday mornings and during lunch time.

Legal holidays
The 1st of January, Easter Monday, May 1st (May Day), May 8th (VE Day), Ascension Day (Thursday), Whit Monday, July 14th (Bastille Day), August 15th, November 1st (All Saints), November 11th (Armistice Day) and December 25th (Christmas). 
On legal holidays, banks, government offices, shops, the majority of businesses and also many museums and tourist attractions are closed.

Money/currency
Credit cards are accepted in many shops, hotels and restaurants (there is usually a minimum amount of between €7 and €15). For cash, you will find cash-points on just about every street corner (24 hours a day).
Bank branches, exchange bureaux and some post offices handle currency exchange transactions and traveller's cheques. Whatever you are buying, prices are net.

Emergency phone numbers 
Dial the following numbers (toll-free)
SAMU (medical emergencies): 15
Police emergency: 17
Fire-brigade: 18
European emergency call: 112

Calling 
To call France in France: 0 + area number + number
To call France from abroad: 00 + 33 + number
To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number

Electric standards
220 Volts - 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

A few tips for a pleasant trouble-free holiday
- You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places.
- It is always useful to have a little cash on you at all times for little out-of-pocket expenses like taxi fares to the airport, drinks, etc.
- A service charge is included in the price of each item on the menu in any cafe or restaurant as required by French law. In theory, no further tipping is expected.
However, it is pretty common to leave something after a bite to eat or drink. But it’s never expected and is only given for good or attentive service, or at a place you habituate frequently. Extra generosity will never hurt.
- If you are driving, park only where authorised and respect speed limits on highways and motorways.

Useful link
Official tourism portal for the Riviera Côte d’Azur

Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Selected Students

List of Selected Students

From GREECE

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UOA Athens
Alexander SYMPETHEROS
Ioannis CHRONIS
George SAMARAS
Ioannou COSTAS
Marinela MERTIRI

NTUA Athens
Efstathios Koukouvinos

University of Thessaloniki
Dimitrios Vasileiadis

University of Patras
Alex Osana

From ITALY

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University of Bologna
Vincenzo Lomonaco
Thierry Sspetebroot
Antonello Daloia
Mario Taddei
Allessandro Piovani

University of Bari
Antonio Di Maio
Guiseppe Scavo

University of L’Aquila
Andrea Cantore

University of Verona
Walter RIVIERA*

From ALGERIA

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USTHB Alger
Fares Zaidi*
Azzouz-omar Zayen*

University of Boumerdes
Issane Youceff Debbache

University of ES-SENIA - Oran
Aasma Merouane

From TUNISIA

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ENIT Tunis
Mejri Marlem
Charfi Mohamed Anouar
Hasnaoui Riadh*

ENIS Sfax
Rihab MESRI
Amal CHAKER (invited student)
Amal BEN AMEUR (invited student)

From MOROCCO

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Moujahid Salah Eddine

INPT Rabat
Sofia Noubair
Amine Laarej
Khadim ndiaye

From LEBANON

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Rammal FARAH
Alaa KHREIS

Lebanese U Liban
Daniel ALSHAMAA*

From EGYPT

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UFE
Karim GAWISH*
Fadi William Ghali ABDELMESSIH (invited student)

From TURKEY

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Sabanci University
Riza Alp Guler

* Students that were unfortunately not able to assist the Meddays 2014...

Mediterranean Students Days 2014 > Past Issues

Past Issues

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