Mediterranean Students Days 2017

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5th Mediterranean Students Days @ Campus SophiaTech, February 28 - March 2 2017

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 fifth edition of the « Mediterranean Days@Campus SophiaTech ». They will be held on the Campus from February 28th till March 2nd 2017.

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 2017 > Program


Tuesday, February 28th
FORUM building (see building [4] on this campus map), lower deck, "Learning Centre" space
09:30 Welcome
10:00 General Introduction - J. Montagnat (Researcher, CNRS) - Slides
10:20 Côte d'Azur welcomes Talents - V. Marcié (Head of Marketing and Communications, Team Côte d'Azur) - Slides
10:50 University Côte d'Azur - E. Paitel (UCA Training Program Director) - Slides
11:20 From Graduate Studies to Research - J. Montagnat (Researcher, CNRS) - Slides
11:30 Masters and Doctoral School
  • Master IFI (M1 CS and M2 Ubinet) - G. Urvoy-Keller (Professor, UNS) - Slides
  • M2 CBB - X. Pennec (Researcher, INRIA) - Slides
  • Master ESTeL - C. Migliaccio (Professor, UNS) - Slides
  • Doctoral School (EDSTIC) - C. Migliaccio (Professor, UNS) - Slides
12:50 Wrap-up - Slides
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 I3S Laboratory Presentation - Slides
  • SIS - V. Zarsoso (Professor, UNS) - Slides
  • MDSC - E. Formenti (Professor, UNS) - Slides
  • SPARKS - A. Tettamanzi (Professor, UNS) - Slides
17:00 Student Testimonies and Buffet
  • Y. Boussad (Master Ubinet student)
  • A. Ghrissi (Master CBB student)
  • C. Koné (Former ESTeL student and LEAT PhD student) - Slides

Wednesday, March 1st
FORUM building (see building [4] on this campus map), upper deck, room 101
09:30 LEAT Laboratory Presentation - Host: L. Lizzi (Professor, UNS) - Slides
  • General presentation
  • Demonstrations
  • Visit to the anechoic chamber
12:30 Lunch boxes, free afternoon

Thursday, March 2nd
Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, Euler building (see [2] on this campus map), room Euler Blue
09:00 Inria Research Centre Presentation - Host: C. Barakat (Researcher, Inria)
  • 09:15 - Presentation of Inria and Inria Sophia Antipolis - Chadi Barakat - Slides
  • 09:45 - GRAPHDECO - Adrien Bousseau
  • 10:00 - STARS - Francois Bremond
  • 10:15 - TITANE - Pierre Alliez
  • 10:30 - ABS - Frederic Cazals - Slides
  • 10:45 - Coffe Break
  • 11:15 - SCALE - Ludovic Henrio - Slides
  • 11:30 - MARELLE - Yves Bertot - Slides
  • 11:45 - KAIROS - Robert de Simone
  • 12:00 - COATI - David Coudert
  • 12:15 - WIMMICS - Olivier Corby
  • 12:30 - ATHENA - Theodore Papadopoulo - Slides
  • 12:45 - DIANA - Walid Dabbous - Slides
13:00 Lunch Break
14:30 Research and Innovation
  • Research Transfer - R. Ronchaud (Inria, Industrial relations) - Slides
  • Abeeway startup - S. Boudaud (Abeeway)
  • Innovation and Research - S. Sélosse (Member of Valbonne town council) - Slides
16:00 Farewell
Mediterranean Students Days 2017 > Organization Committee

Organization Committee

Chadi Barakat Jean-Claude Bermond Rachid Deriche Sylvie Dupas Sarah Fontaine Leonardo Lizzi Magali Martin Johan Montagnat
Mediterranean Students Days 2017 > 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 2017 > 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 2017 > 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

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 2017 > Selected Students

List of Selected Students


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UOA Athens
George Athanasopoulos
Aikaterini Georgountzou
Nikolaos Karalis
Giorgios Larozas
Panagiotis Sioulas
Konstantinos Tsitsimpikos

University of Patras
Daphne Panagopoulou
Giorgos Paraskevopoulos
Spiros Seimenis


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University of Bologna
Gianluca Principini
Mattia Venturini
Andrea Sabbioni

University of Trento
Feyso Addis Abebe
Birihan Medimem Tadie
Alfred Mudonhi
Roy Subhankar

University of Bari
Luca Santamaria

University of Verona
Andrea Pistillo


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University of Madrid
Carlos Saito Murata


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Mourad Aklouf
Mohamed Amine Boukala
Yasser Bourahla

University of Bourmerdes
Tareq Si Salem


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EPT Tunis
Yesmine Rouis

Amal Aloulou


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ENSAT Tanger
Ikram Chouiekh
Illias Naaman
El Mehdi Regragui

INPT Rabat
Anouar Rkhami


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Lebanese University
Khalil Douaa
Mohamad Mansouri
Eva Sleiman

American University of Beirut
Tony Thome
Pierre Wehbe


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Istabul Technical University
Cem Yusuf Aydogdu
Baran Nama

Mediterranean Students Days 2017 > Past Issues

Past Issues

Mediterranean Students Days 2016
Mediterranean Students Days 2015
Mediterranean Students Days 2014
Mediterranean Students Days 2013

Mediterranean Students Days 2017 > 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 2017 > Sponsors


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

If you want to support us, you can find more information here.

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 2017 > Contact


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