Mediterranean Students Days 2016

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4th Mediterranean Students Days @ Campus SophiaTech, March 9-11 2016

Mediterranean Students Days

The partners of the new SophiaTech Campus, Inria, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS (I3S, LEAT) and the Labex UCN@Sophia are organizing the fourth edition of the « Mediterranean Days@Campus SophiaTech ». They will be held on the Campus from March 9th till March 11th 2016.

The goal is 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 2016 > Program


Wednesday, March 9th (Campus SophiaTech, FORUM Building, Room 101)
09:30 - 09:50 Welcome
09:50 - 10:10 General Introduction - Johan Montagnat (Researcher) - Slides
  • SophiaTech Campus, Research Institutions and Partners
  • User Centric Network Laboratory of Excellence
10:10 - 10:40 University Côte d'Azur - Jean-Marc Gambaudo (President) - Slides
  • A community of Universities to shape the future of high education and research
  • The UCA Initiative of Excellence JEDI
10:40 - 10:50 From Graduate Studies to Research - Johan Montagnat (Researcher) - Slides
10:50 - 11:50 Master Curriculums and Doctoral School
  • Master IFI and M2 Ubinet - Guillaume Urvoy Keller (Professor) - Slides
  • M2 CBB - Xavier Pennec (Researcher) - Slides
  • Master ESTeL - Jean-Marc Ribero (Professor) - Slides
  • EDSTIC - Gilles Bernot (Professor) - Slides
11:50 - 12:00 Wrap-up - Slides
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 16:30 I3S Laboratory Presentation - Slides
16:30 - 17:30 Student Testimonies
  • Thierry Spetebroot (Inria Engineer)
  • Sergio Livi (I3S PhD student)
  • Mouloud Kachouane (Inria PhD student)
  • Lamia Sadaoui (LEAT PhD student)
17:30 Buffet

Thursday, March 10th (Inria Centre, Room Euler Violet)
09:00 - 13:00 Inria Research Centre Presentation
  • 09:00 - Inria and Inria CRISAM general presentation - Chadi Barakat (Researcher) - Slides
  • 09:30 - DIANA - Walid Dabbous - Slides
  • 09:45 - MAESTRO - Sara Alouf / Giovanni Neglia - Slides
  • 10:00 - WIMMICS - Catherine Faron Zucker
  • 10:15 - MARELLE - Yves Bertot - Slides
  • 10:30 - AOSTE - Robert de Simone - Slides
  • 10:45 - BIOVISION - Bruno Cessac - Slides
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:15 - BIOCORE - Jean-Luc Gouze / Francis Mairet - Slides
  • 11:30 - ATHENA - Rachid Deriche
  • 11:45 - TITANE - Pierre Alliez / Florent Lafarge
  • 12:00 - GRAPHDECO - George Drettakis / Adrien Bousseau
  • 12:15 - COATI - David Coudert - Slides
  • 12:30 - ABS - Federic Cazals - Slides
  • 12:45 - MORPHEME - Eric Debreuve
13:00 Distribution of lunch boxes
Afternoon Free

Friday, March 11th (Campus SophiaTech, FORUM Building)
09:00 - 11:00 LEAT Laboratory Presentation - Slides
  • General presentation - Leonardo Lizzi (Researcher)
  • Research team presentations
  • Demonstrations - Slides
11:00 - 12:30 Research - Industry Transfers
  • Laurent Londeix (Orange Regional Delegate, President of Sophia Club Entreprises) - Slides
  • Yves Pichon (CEO Neosensys)
  • Mario Taddei (AVISTO start-up Engineer) - Slides
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Students meet Researchers Session
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 Conclusions and Farewell
Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Organization Committee

Organization Committee

Chadi Barakat Jean-Claude Bermond Rachid Deriche Sylvie Dupas Sarah Fontaine Leonardo Lizzi Magali Martin Johan Montagnat
Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Study Opportunities

Study Opportunities in English

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France


Study Opportunities in French

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France

Engineering school Polytech Nice-sophia

Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > 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.
LEAT A laboratory dedicated to Electronics, Antennas and Telecommunications.
EURECOM A Graduate School and Research Center in communication systems.
Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > 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).

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

CIV location on a bigger map

CIV is within walking distance from the Forum building were the Meddays will be held (about 20 minutes by foot).

Here is a map that shows both Forum Building and CIV (Click on the map for bigger size).


How to reach the location of the Mediterranean Students Days 2015

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

Bus stops (Templiers, IUT and INRIA) close to the Meddays Forum building.


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: 1,50€)

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
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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...

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.

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

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 2016 > Selected Students

List of Selected Students


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UOA Athens
Angelogiannopoulos Emmanouil
Karampatsis Michail
Melkonian Orestis
Mehrabyan Arshak

University of Patras
Giagkousi Kyriaki
Dimopoulou Melpomeni
Lelaki Polyxeni


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University of Bologna
Manfredi Giordano
Cazzoli Lorenzo
Mancino Amerigo
Segalini Andrea

University of Bari
Sciancalepore Massimo
Samela Giuseppe

University of L’Aquila
Di Lena Giuseppe

University of Verona
Corso Valentina
Giudice Luca
Parezzan Federico


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University of Madrid
Rodriguez Munoz Pedro
Garcia Santacruz David


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Hadj-Rabah Karima
Meldjem Sara

University of Bourmerdes
Boussad Yanis


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ENIT Tunis
Khannous Fatma
Ben Tanfous Omar
Gherissi Amina

Messaoudi Fadwa
Affes Marwa


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ENSAT Tanger
Bourich Chaymaa
Kone Tchoya Florence

INPT Rabat
Stiri Souhaima
Taibi Imane


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Lebanese University
Maatouk Ali

American University of Beirut
Hamad Fadi
Abou Ibrahim Reem
Fakih Abeer


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Bichoy Messiha


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Sabanci University
Topal Burak
Tufek Nilay

Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Past Issues

Past Issues

Mediterranean Students Days 2015
Mediterranean Students Days 2014
Mediterranean Students Days 2013

Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Pictures


Pictures from Mediterranean Students Days 2014 and 2013 can be found here.

Pictures from Mediterranean Students Days 2016 can be directly found on the Facebook page.

Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Sponsors


The Mediterranean Students Days could not exist without the support of the following sponsors...

LABEX UCN The UCN@Sophia Labex is a research program over 8 years (2012-2019). It has been selected by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research through a highly competitive call Labex « Laboratory of Excellence ».
Inria A public science and technology institution dedicated to computational sciences.
I3S A laboratory dedicated to computational sciences, signals and systems.
LEAT A laboratory dedicated to Electronics, Antennas and Telecommunications.
ED STIC The Doctoral School of Information and Communication Sciences (Ecole Doctorale STIC) offers a Ph.D. program in the areas of Computer Sciences, Digital communications, Networks, Signal processing, Automatic control, and Electronics.
French Embassy in Greece French Embassy in Spain.
Mediterranean Students Days 2016 > Contact


If you need some help or information for the Mediterranean Students Days 2015,
you can contact us at

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LABEX UCN Inria I3S LEAT UNS CNRS ED STIC French Embassy in Spain