Intitulé de l'offre : Eco-responsible information sciences for the networks of the future M/F (H/F)
Acronyme : RES-ECO
Référence : CPJ-2023-013
Nombre de Postes : 1
Site(s) concerné(s) : Paris-Saclay (L2S) / Toulouse (IRIT, LAAS)
Région(s) académique(s) : Versailles / Toulouse
Etablissement(s) partenaire(s) envisagé(s) : Université de Paris-Saclay, Université de Toulouse 3
Code(s) établissement(s) : UMR5505, UMR8506, UPR8001
Infrastructure(s) impliquée(s) : PEPR 5G et réseaux du futur, PEPR NumPex, PEPR Cloud
Date de publication : jeudi 16 mars 2023
Type de contrat : Chaire de professeur Junior
Durée du contrat : 5 ans
Date d'embauche prévue : 1 juillet 2023
Quotité de travail : Temps complet
Rémunération : Annual salary from 54 600 Euros to 57 800 Euros depending on professional experience
Thématique scientifique : Computational Sciences
Mots clés : Digital sobriety, networks of the future
Section(s) CN : Information sciences: bases of information technology, calculations, algorithms, representations, uses
Titulaire d’un doctorat ou diplôme équivalent ou justifiant de titres et travaux scientifiques jugés équivalents par l’instance compétente de l’établissement. Il n’y a aucune condition d’âge ou de nationalité pour candidater. Tous les emplois CNRS sont accessibles aux personnes en situation de handicap en bénéficiant d’aménagement d’épreuves rendus nécessaires par la nature du handicap
The energy transition, with a particular focus on energy efficiency, is one of the six major societal challenges defined in the CNRS's 2019-2023 Contract of Objectives and Performance. However, the eco-responsible dimension of scientific approaches within the CNRS also underlies other challenges (Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence, for example) and multiple thematic priority orientations, including, for information sciences, the themes "The future of computing" where the energy dimension is central, but also autonomous and interactive systems where energy constraints sometimes condition the deployment and processing capacities of infrastructures.
The energy footprint of computing and storage infrastructures, whether in data centers or in national computing and data centers, has long been a central concern for the CNRS and has been the subject of significant action (for example, the warm water cooling of the Jean Zay supercomputer). The CNRS leads the GDS EcoInfo service group, which aims to highlight the socio-environmental impacts of digital technology and to work towards an ecologically sustainable society. The CNRS co-pilots the PEPR "5G and networks of the future" and NumPex, and is a major player in the PEPR Cloud;in each of these PEPRs, the issue of eco-responsible digital technology is highlighted through targeted projects or actions.
Controlling the energy envelope of wired or wireless networks is a major research challenge that can be applied both to algorithmic aspects (frugality in AI or high-performance computing, minimization of communications, efficiency of the deployment of complex processing chains used within CNRS in numerous international CNRS projects, e.g. LHC, SKA, etc.) and also at the hardware or system level.
Stratégie du laboratoire d'accueil
The laboratories targeted by this CPJ (L2S, LAAS, IRIT) all have nationally and internationally recognized activities and expertise related to the networks of the future. Thus, the planned recruitment is perfectly consistent with the ambition to introduce or strengthen the eco-responsible dimension in the research on networks of the future conducted in these units.
The CNRS welcomes and recruits a large number of international researchers. More than 30% of those recruited come from abroad. This recruitment will have the same ambition.
Répertoire national des structures de recherche (RNSR) du laboratoire d'accueil
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Résumé du projet scientifique
The eco-responsible dimension is now a strong priority in most scientific disciplines and digital technology is concerned in the first place. The general problem here is to design technological solutions that are both efficient and have a moderate environmental impact, which leads to a paradigm shift. We will focus on research related to the theme of future networks (5G, 6G, IoT, etc.) in the light of the constraints of sobriety.
The aim will be to take into account the environmental cost from the design phase of cloud/edge/IoT systems and to design distributed systems and algorithms that operate in a frugal manner, thus making it possible to meet sobriety objectives, but also to offer solutions in constrained environments (particularly with intermittent availability). For example, future communication systems will not only provide ubiquitous network access, but also location-based services, high-resolution remote sensing and distributed intelligence through embedded AI and edge/fog computing. These new functionalities can enable systems to adapt to their environment, making differentiated and goal-oriented communication possible. This approach aims to move beyond traditional packet transmission paradigms, reducing throughput constraints for more efficient and low-footprint communications.
Résumé du projet d'enseignement
The teaching activities of the person recruited will be part of the dynamics of training in the digital field in one of the institutions of the host laboratory.
- Total financé (dont package ANR) : 200 k€
- Total du projet : 200 k€
The dissemination of the results will be done through world-class scientific productions: publications, patents, software... In addition, the results will be communicated to various targets such as scientific communities, media, decision makers, general public, schools, etc., with an adapted calendar. Specific tools may be developed such as websites, newsletters, meetings, international symposia, summer schools and conferences.
The CNRS is developing a strong policy in favor of open science. Open science consists of making research results "as accessible as possible and closed as necessary". As such, the CNRS aims to make 100% of the texts of publications resulting from the work of its laboratories accessible , in particular through deposit in HAL. The data produced must also be made available and reusable, except for specific restrictions. In addition, the guiding principles of individual evaluation have been revised in accordance with the DORA declaration, to be more qualitative and to take into account all facets of the researcher's profession.
Science et société
The relationship between science and society is now recognized as a full dimension of scientific activity. The project will develop this dimension in synergy with all the partners. The resulting research work will contribute to informing public decision-making. Participatory science initiatives may be initiated with actors from the project’s socio-economic and cultural eco-system .
The activity will be evaluated in particular on the basis of scientific production (publications, software, patents, etc.), on institutional and private partnerships formalized by contracts, on international presence, on the promotion of work to multidisciplinary scientific communities, on innovation and its transfer to society and on scientific dissemination to non-specialist audiences.
Modalités d'organisation des auditions
Seul(e)s seront convoqué(e)s aux auditions les candidat(e)s sélectionné(e)s sur dossier par la commission de sélection