Benoît PARREIN@work

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Polytech Nantes
rue Christian Pauc
BP50609 – 44306 Nantes cedex 3

e-mail: benoit
phone: +33 (0)
office: D102, Polytech Nantes

Short bio (in few dates)

01/2017    New research team: RIO (Networks for Internet of Things) at LS2N Lab

06/2015    Defense of my 'Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches' (HDR), University of Nantes (qualified in CNU 27 section in February 2016)

04/2010    Visiting researcher at Monash University (School of Physics)

09/2004    Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) at Polytech Nantes, University of Nantes

12/2002    Post-doctoral position at Paris Sud Telecom (medical imaging interaction over low bit rate networks)

11/2001    PhD in Computer Science about Multiple Description Coding by Mojette Transform (University of Nantes, France)

09/1998    Master degree in Medical Imaging and Signals (from University of Angers, France)

09/1997    Bachelor in Physics and Applications (University of Paris VII)

02/1975    Birth in Normandy



computer networks, distributed storage, mobile ad hoc networks, networks of robots, Internet of Things, Fog computing, error control coding


COWIN (RFI ATL 2020 and Wise Grant), Sept 2018 - Sept 2021 (36 months): COgnitive Wireless networks for Industrial applicatioNs, Partners: LS2N, IETR (Guillaume Andrieux, SysCom team).

FEC4Cloud (ANR Grant, 12-EMMA-0031-01), Jan. 2013 – June 2015 (30 months) : new erasure codes for distributed storage architecture. Partners: IRCCyN (head), ISAE (with Jérôme Lacan), SATT Ouest Valorisation, Rozo Systems. Project coordinator. More details here.

P2PWeb (Région Pays de Loire / OSEO Grant), March 2010 – Dec. 2012 (30 months) : hybrid model (client-server and P2P) for a new web browsing. Application to live video streaming (P2PWeb-Live). Partners: TMG (head), LINA (with Patricia Serrano-Alvarado), IRCCyN. It is now EasyBroadcast (a startup hosted in Nantes).

SEREADMO (ANR-RNRT Grant, ANR-05-RNRT-0028), Sept. 2006 – Nov. 2009 (36 months) : secure routing for mobile ad hoc networks. Partners: Thales (head with Eric Grall), XLIM-SIC (University of Poitiers), Keosys, IRCCyN. Main results MP-OLSR (now an RFC8218 at IETF).

Selected Publications

Analytical and Experimental study for LoRa Modulation,  Hussein Mroue, Nasser Abbass, Benoît Parrein, Sofiane Hamrioui, Eduardo Motta-Cruz, 25th International Conference on Telecommunications, Jun 2018, Saint-Malo, France. paper #1570427744, 2018, ICT 2018.

Performance Analysis of Object Store Systems in a Fog and Edge Computing Infrastructure. Bastien Confais, Adrien Lebre, Benoît Parrein. Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2017, Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems XXXIII, <10.1007/978-3-662-55696-2_2>.

An Object Store Service for a Fog/Edge Computing Infrastructure based on IPFS and Scale-out NAS, Bastien Confais, Adrien Lebre, Benoît Parrein, in 1st IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing - ICFEC’2017, May 2017, Madrid, Spain.

Multipath Extension for the Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2 (OLSRv2). Jiazi Yi, Benoît Parrein. RFC 8218, Category Experimental, WG MANET, IETF. 2017.

Le code à effacement Mojette: applications dans les réseaux et dans le Cloud, Benoît Parrein, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), University of Nantes, June 2015 (in French).

Multipath Optimized Link State Routing for Mobile ad hoc Networks, Yi, Jiazi; Adnane, Hassiba Asmaa; David, Sylvain; Parrein, Benoît, 10.1016/j.adhoc.2010.04.007 Ad Hoc Networks, (2011-01-01) 9 1 28-47.

More on HAL, (Google Scholar)...

PhD Students


Alexis BITAILLOU (Regional funds from RFI ATL2020 and Wise starting in September 2018), co-advised with Guillaume Andrieux (IETR), Topic: Cognitive wireless networks for industrial applications.

Hussein MROUE (CIFRE Spie City Networks starting in November 2016), co-advised with Eduardo Motta-Cruz and Sofiane Hamrioui from IETR, Topic: Heterogeneous wireless networks in Smart Cities.


07/10/2018 - Bastien CONFAIS (CNRS fellowship starting in October 2015), co-advised with Adrien Lebre. Topic: Data sharing in a Fog computing infrastructure.

04/22/2016 - Dimitri PERTIN (CIFRE with Rozo Systems starting in April 2013), co-advised with Nicolas Normand. Topic: Discrete geometrical erasure coding for the Cloud storage (now at STACK team as post-doc with Adrien Lebre).

09/27/2012 - Dan RADU, co-advised by Adina Astilean from Cluj-Napoca Technical University (Romania). Efficient communication strategies for mobile ad hoc networks (now at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

11/09/2010 - Jiazi YI, co-advised with Jeanpierre Guédon. Multiple paths routing protocols for mobile ad hoc networks (now at LiX as permanent researcher with Thomas Clausen).

02/12/2010 - Fadi BOULOS, co-advised with Patrick Lecallet. Audiovisual traffic with QoE: error characterization, associated discomfort and protection mechanisms.

Post-doctoral fellows

Asmaa ADNANE (security on ad hoc networks), now Senior Lecturer at University of Derby, UK.

Majd GHAREEB (video over P2P networks), now at Lebanese International University, Lebanon.

Alexandre VAN KEMPEN (erasure code and distributed storage), now in STACK team, LS2N.

Dan RADU (video transport over MP-OLSR), now at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Roumania.

Events and Editorial boards

Editorial board member: Elsevier Journal of "Internet of Things; Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems". Editor in Chief: Fatos XHAFA from Univertitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Spain.

Reviewer Board of MDPI Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF=2.677).

Organizer: IEEE ISIVC 2012 (one special session), colloque stockage informatique (JSUN 2016), Rescom 2017 Summer School (at Le Croisic, France)

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Chair: EIDWT 2018 (IoT and Fog Computing track),

TPC member: ICCVE 2013, 2014, TAPEMS 2016, ICA3PP 2016, ICFEC 2017, IOV 2018

Attendee: Rescom Summer School 2016, 2018, Compas 2016, ICFEC 2017, Globecom 2018.


Networks: example of one course (in French) given at Polytech Nantes, SRT department (L3 level): "Réseaux, Internet et Routage"

Cryptography: one course (in French) given at Polytech Nantes, Computer Sciences department (M1 level): "Cryptographie et systèmes sécurisés"

Distributed storage: one course (in French) given at Polytech Nantes, Computer Sciences department (M2 level): "Outils pour le stockage distribué"

Out of work

Sailing (2 transatlantics), diving (instructor), drums.

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Last Update November 7, 2018