Mediterranean Students Days 2018

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6th Mediterranean Students Days @ Campus SophiaTech, February 12 - 14, 2018

Mediterranean Students Days

The partners of Université Côte d'Azur - Inria, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, CNRS (I3S, LEAT) and the Labex UCN@Sophia - are organizing the sixth edition of the « Mediterranean Days @ Campus SophiaTech ». They will be held on the Campus from February 12th till 14th 2018.

The goal is to present to some selected students, our research and study opportunities 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 Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey (around 35 students in total).

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Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Program


Monday, February 12

FORUM building

9:30 Welcome

10:00 General Introduction (J. Montagnat)

10:15 Graduate School "Digital Systems for Humans" (J. Montagnat)

10:45 Université Côte d'Azur welcomes International Students (M. Mensah, S. Vanmaele)

11:15 Master programs
- Computer Science (JC. Régin, F. Mallet)
- Electronics (J. Lantéri)
- SmartEdTech for Educational Innovation (T. Viéville)

12:00 Doctoral Studies
- From Graduate Studies to Research (J. Montagnat)
- Doctoral School in ICT (X. Pennec)

13:00 Lunch break

14:30 I3S laboratory presentation
- SIS team, V. Zarzoso (Professor, UNS)
- MDSC team, J.-C. Régin (Professor, UNS)
- SPARKS team, A. Tettamanzi (Professor, UNS)

17:00 Former Meddays Students testimonies
- Luca Santamaria
- Amina Ghrissi

Tuesday, February 13

FORUM building

9:30-12:00 LEAT Laboratory presentation / Host: L. Lizzi

- LEAT scientific activity overview
- Demonstration
- Visit of the anechoic chamber

Free afternoon

Wednesday, February 14

Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée, Euler building

9:00-9:30 Inria research centre presentation, C. Barakat
9:30-10:00 MARELLE team, C. Cohen
10:00-10:30 ABS team, F. Cazals
10:30-11:00 STARS team, F. Bremond

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:00 COATI team, D. Coudert
12:00-12:30 KAIROS team, J. Deantoni
12:30-13:00 DIANA team, W. Dabbous

13:00 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Research and innovation
- Ellcie Healthy startup, Andrea Castagnetti, Chief Research Officer
- Wildmoka startup, Thomas Menguy, co-founder
- UCA Centers of Reference: Boosting the Collaborations Between the Academics and the Companies, Amar Bouali, Director of Digital Challenge Centre, Université Côte d’Azur

16:00 Farewell

Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Organization Committee

Organization Committee

Chadi Barakat Rachid Deriche Leonardo Lizzi Magali Martin Johan Montagnat
Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Study Opportunities

Study Opportunities in English

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France

EIT Digital


Study Opportunities in French

Nice Sophia Antipolis University, France

Engineering school Polytech Nice-Sophia

Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > 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 2018 > 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 2018 > Selected Students

List of Selected Students


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University of Bourmerdes
Sara Benouadah


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UOA Athens
Irene Kaklopoulou
Eugene Mazarakis
Konstantinos Stefanidis Vozikis
Christos Vrachas

University of Patras
Konstantinos Dafnis
Nikos Tsiknakis
Tourlida Vagia


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University of Bari
Piergiorgio Ladisa
Antonio Suriano

University of Bologna
Andrea Cinesi
Daniele Ferla
Alessandro Fusco
Michela Minerva

University of Verona
Federica Cruciani
Giulio Mazzi
Marco Panato


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American University of Beirut
Wiem Ben Rim
Nisreen Mansouri

Lebanese University
Fouad Makiyeh
Zeinab Mroueh
Malak Slim


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ENSAT Tanger
Youssef Achahbar
Ayoub Ider Aghbal
Ayman Azedou
Zineb Bouchaala
Hasnae Gonaoui El Badri
Nisrine Khan

INPT Rabat
Houssam Elbouanani
Anas Errahali
Youssef Rachid
Alpha Oumar Sow


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ENIT Tunis
Salma Ben Tarjem

Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Past Issues

Past Issues

Mediterranean Students Days 2017
Mediterranean Students Days 2016
Mediterranean Students Days 2015
Mediterranean Students Days 2014
Mediterranean Students Days 2013

Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Pictures


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

Pictures from Mediterranean Students Days 2016 and 2017 can be directly found on the Facebook page.

Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > 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.

Université Côte d'Azur Université Côte d'Azur gathers the major institutions of higher education and research of the Alpes-Maritimes territory.
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.
Mediterranean Students Days 2018 > Contact


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