Gilles Privat

I have been working throughout my professional career in fields and positions where broad-based and in-depth technical knowledge makes a difference. I have kept trying to constantly and consistently enrich this knowledge and the associated know-how in a range of domains that have continuously evolved and broadened over time, building upon my accrued experience.
I have pioneered and contributed to establish within Orange (France Telecom R&D at the time) the research agenda of "smart devices" that has henceforth branched out into M2M/Internet of Things and Ambient Intelligence/Smart Spaces. I provide a cross-domain range of expertise to several research and development projects in this purview, with a current focus on applications of the IoT to smart homes, smart energy and smart cities, taking into account the specific requirements of control-oriented applications to address the design of a transversal cyber-physical system infrastructure for supporting them. I have an extensive track record of leadership and participation in European collaborative research projects,  up to ITEA, ARTEMIS/ECSEL, FP7-ICT, and H2020.

Short biography

I received engineering and doctoral degrees in systems theory from Télécom ParisTech Institute. I have been a research associate, research engineer and head of research group with CNRS and later with CNET, a former public telecom research institute. I am currently a senior scientist and project leader with Orange Labs, with a current focus on Cyber-Physical Systems/Internet of Things infrastructures and their applications to smart homes, smart cities and smart energy. I have authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited publications and hold 13 patents

Topics of interest

  • Internet of Things, Web of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems

  • Semantic information models, knowledge engineering, ontological engineering

  • Smart cities, smart buildings, smart home, smart energy and smart grids

  • Complex systems, systems of systems, graph-based models of complex systems

  • Smart Spaces, Ambient intelligence, distributed human interfaces

  • Context-awareness, distributed cognitive systems, embodied and enactive cognition

  • System architecture, including distributed software architectures for pervasive communication/computing systems

  1. G. Privat, A. Abbas "Bridging Property Graphs and RDF for IoT Information Management" Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems workshop, co-located with 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), Monterey, California, USA, October 2018

  2. G. Privat, et al "Graph-based Semantic Evolution for Context Information Management Platforms", Global IoT Summit, Bilbao, Spain, June 2018,

  3.  G. Privat, Wenbin Li, "Towards a Semantics Extractor for Interoperability of IoT Platforms", Global IoT Summit, Geneva, June 2017

  4. G. Privat; Wenbin Li, "Cross-Fertilizing Data through Web of Things APIs with JSON-LD", European Semantic Web Conference, Workshop on Services and Applications over Linked APIs and Data, May 2016,  Heraklion, Crete

  5. G. Privat, "Edge-of-Cloud Fast-Data Consolidation for the Internet of Things", International Conference on Innovation in Cloud Internet and Networks, March 2016, Paris

  6. G. Privat, D. Popovici, "Capturing the Structure of IoT Systems with Graph Databases for Open Bidirectional Multiscale Data Mediation", International Workshop on Large-scale Graph Storage and Management, Rome, May 2015

  7. G. Privat, M. Zhao, E. Rutten, H. Alla, "Discrete Control for Smart Environments through a Generic Finite-State-Models-Based Infrastructure", International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI-14, Eindhoven, November 2014

  8. G. Privat, M. Zhao, L. Lemke, "Towards a Shared Software Infrastructure for Smart Homes, Smart Buildings and Smart Cities", 1st International Workshop on Emerging Trends in the Engineering of Cyber-Physical Systems, Berlin, April 14 2014

  9. G. Privat, M. Zhao, E. Rutten, H. Alla, "Modèles génériques applicables à la Synthèse de Contrôleurs Discrets pour l'Internet des Objets et les Environnements Intelligents", Journal Européen des Systèmes Automatisés, vol 47/1-3 - 2013 - pp.211-225

  10. G. Privat, M. Zhao, E. Rutten, H. Alla, "Discrete Control for the Internet of Things and Smart Environments", 8th International Workshop on Feedback Computing , San Jose, June 25 2013

  11. G. Privat , "A Future Internet Perspective on Smart Buildings"  EIT Workshop on Smart Energy, EIT ICT Labs, Berlin, April 2013

  12. G. Privat, Z. Hu, "Representation and Self-Configuration of Physical Entities in Extended Smart Grid Perimeter", IEEE ISGT Conference, Berlin, October 2012

  13. G. Privat, "Extending the Internet of Things", Communications & Strategies, Digiworld Economic Journal n° 87, 3d Q 2012, pp101-119

  14. G. Privat, "Smart Buildings Energy Management", A “Future internet” perspective",Future Networks and mobile Summit, Berlin, 4-8 July 2012

  15. G. Privat, Utility Computing & Smart Grids,Séminaire Aristote “Green IT & Cloud, Palaiseau, Juin 2012

  16. G. Privat, "How Information and Communication Technologies will shape Smart Grids", SmartGrids, N. Hadjsaïd &J.C. Sabonnadière Editors, Hermès Science Publishing, 2012

  17. G. Privat, "Comment les Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication vont transformer les réseaux électriques" ,SmartGrids, N. Hadjsaïd &J.C. Sabonnadière, Hermès Sciences, 2012

  18. G. Privat, "Stigmergic and phenotropic webs : the new reach of networks",Universal Access in the Information Society (Springer), Volume 11, Number 3 (2012), pp. 323-335, DOI: 10.1007/s10209-011-0240-1

  19. G. Privat, Zheng Hu, Stéphane Frenot, Bernard Tourancheau, "Self-configuration of “Home Abstraction Layer”via Sensor-Actuator Network", International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence, AmI-11, Amsterdam, November 2011

  20. G. Privat, "M2M data management,beyond sensors : things, spaces and their relevant abstractions" ,ETSI Workshop On Machine to Machine (M2M), 26-27 October 2011, Sophia-Antipolis, France

  21. G. Privat, Zheng Hu, Stéphane Frenot, Bernard Tourancheau, "Iterative model-based identification of building components and appliances by means of sensor-actuator networks".,2nd Workshop on eeBuildings Data ModelsSophia Antipolis, 27 October 2011

  22. G. Privat, "The « Smart Home Grid »as a prototype Smart Grid", ICT for Sustainable Homes, Nice, 24-25 October 2011

  23. G. Privat, "L’Internet des Objets pour la gestion mutualisée des réseaux de la ville", Université d’Eté de l’Environnement, Lyon, 23 Septembre 2011

  24. G. Privat, "Extending the HLAN for Energy Management in the Digital Home",Colloque Inéov, Saint Martin d’Hères, 7 Juin 2011

  25. G. Privat, "The Internet of Things…and beyond", Council for the Internet of Things, Paris, 1 December 2010

  26. G. Privat, Extending the HLAN for Energy Management in the Digital Home,ICT for Sustainable Homes, Nice, November 2010

  27. G. Privat, M2M & Internet of Things, from smart spaces to smart citiesM2M, Rendez-vous Carnot, Lyon, 5 May 2010

  28. G. Privat, N. Streitz, "Ambient Intelligence" ,Chapter 60 of Universal access Handbook, Constantine Stephanidis, Editor, CRC Press, 2009

  29. G. Privat, "Contextual Interfaces",  International Contactless Technology Forum, Lille, 11 November 2008

  30. G. Privat, "The new reach of M2M networks,towards a phenotropic "web of things"" ,ETSI Workshop on M2M Standardization, 4-5 June 2008, Sophia-Antipolis

  31. G. Privat,S. Borkowski, "Spatial Interaction in Ambient Communication",ENACTIVE'07, 4th International Conference on Enactive Interfaces, Grenoble, 19-22 November 2007

  32. G. Privat,R. Kassab, "Interfaces attentives et réparties pour la communication ambiante",IHM'07, 19e Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, Paris, 13-15 Novembre 2007

  33. G. Privat,S. Borkowski, T. Flury, A. Gerodolle, "Ambient Communication and Context-aware presence management" ,Amigo Workshop associated with AmI-07, European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Darmstadt, November 7-10 2007

  34. G. Privat,M. Lacoste, F. Ramparany,Evaluating Confidence in Context for Context-Aware Security,AmI-07, European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Darmstadt, November 7-10 2007

  35. G. Privat, "Ambient Communication, when devices disappear",7. Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine Systeme, October 10-12 2007, Berlin

  36. G. Privat,F. Ramparany, "Interfaces Contextuelles",Chapitre VI du livre "Informatique diffuse" de la série Arago publiée par l'Observatoire Français des Techniques Avancées", May 31 2007

  37. G. Privat, From Smart Devices to Ambient Communication,Invited conference EU Workshop "From RFID to the internet of Things", Brussels, March 3 2006. Privat_en.pdf

  38. G. Privat,From Smart Devices to
    Smart Spaces for Ambient Communication,Invited ConferenceTWA Themadag, "How Smart is Smart?"Rotterdam, June 14 2005

  39. G. Privat,M.Anne, J. Crowley, V. Devin,Localisation intra-bâtiments multi-technologies : RFID, WiFi et Vision(Indoor multi-technology,UbiMob 2005, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 120, Proceedings of the 2nd (French-speaking) conference on Mobility and Ubiquitous computing, Secondes Journées Francophones « Mobilité et Ubiquité »1-3 juin 2005, Grenoble

  40. G. Privat,Ubiquitous Networks & Smart Devices : New Telecom Services & Evolution of Human Interfaces,Invited conference
    ITU Workshop on Ubiquitous Network Societies, Geneva, April 6-8 2005

  41. G. Privat,Évolution des interfaces humaines dans les TICs:
    du symbole à l’icône, du virtuel au matériel,In « Cybermonde », Daniel Stern et Bruno Choquet eds, Collection Technique et Scientifique des Télécommunications, Hermès-Lavoisier, 2005

  42. G. Privat,Smart Devices : New Telecom Applications and Evolution of Human Interfaces,Invited Keynote Talk CASSIS 2005, Workshop on Construction and Analysis of Safe, Secure and Interoperable Smart devices, Nice, March 8-10, 2005

  43. G. Privat,Y. Gruenenberger, P.H. N’Guyen, J. Hatala, P. Sicard,Distributed Multi-source Video Composition on High-Capacity Networks,MIPS 2004, Second International Workshop on Multimedia Interactive Protocols and Systems
    November 16-19, 2004 - Grenoble, France

  44. G. Privat,R. Airiau,Des Objets Communicants à la communication ambiante,In “Mobilité”, Septembre 2004

  45. G. Privat,T. Flury, F. Ramparany,OWL-based Location Ontology for Context-aware Services,AIMS 2004, Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems, in conjunction with Ubicomp 2004, September 7, 2004, Notthingham, UK.

  46. G. Privat,P.H. N’Guyen, J. Hatala, P. Sicard,Communication Visuelle par Composition Répartie Multi-sources(Development of visual communication applications by combining multisource video data),UbiMob 2004, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 64 archive, Proceedings of the 1st French-speaking conference on Mobility and ubiquity computingPremières Journées Francophones « Mobilité et Ubiquité »1-3 juin 2004, Nice-Sophia-Antipolis

  47. G. Privat,P.H. N’Guyen, J. Hatala, P. Sicard,Composition de flux vidéo avec acquisition répartie multi-capteurs,CORESA 2004, 9èmes journées d'études et d'échanges
    "COmpression et Représentation des Signaux Audiovisuels", 25 et 26 mai 2004, Lille

  48. G. Privat,P.H. N’Guyen,Position-based composition of video scenses from distributed sensors, Pervasive 2004 (Doctoral Colloquium), Vienna, April 2004

  49. G. Privat,F. Blache, N. Chraiet, O. Daroux, F. Evennou, T. Flury, J. P. Viboud,Position-Based Interaction for Indoor Ambient Intelligence Environmens,EUSAI 2003, First European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, Eindhoven, Netherlands, November 3-4, 2003

  50. G. Privat,N.Chraiet, T. Flury,A model and software architecture for location-management in smart devices/ambient communication environments", In Communicating with Smart Objects , C. Kintzig, G. Poulain, G. G. Privat, P.N. Favennec, editors, Kogan Page Science, 2003

  51. G. Privat,T. Flury,"An infrastructure template for scalable location-based services",Smart Objects Conference, SoC 2003, Grenoble, 15-17 May 2003

  52. G. Privat,Des Objets communicants à la communication ambiante,Les Cahiers du Numérique, Hermès-Lavoisier, volume 3, n° 4, 2002, pages 23-44

  53. G. Privat,T. Flury,Délocalisation des Interfaces Hommes machines dans un environnement d'objets communicants,Quatorzième Conférence Francophone sur l'Interaction Homme Machine, IHM 2002, Poitiers, 26-29 novembre 2002.

  54. G. Privat,Les objets Communicants, Nouvelle frontière des télécommunications,Revue d'Electricité et d'Electrotechnique, REE, Septembre 2002

  55. G. Privat,P.H. N'Guyen,Middleware Multimédia,Ecole d'été Réseaux Hauts Débits et Multimédia, RHDM'02, Autrans, Mai 2002h ttp://

  56. G. Privat,"Objets Communicants, information ubiquiste, communication pervasive, un panorama" ,Conférence invitéeColloque de l'Institut des Sciences du Document Numérique , Grenoble, 4 Avril 2002

  57. G. Privat,Objets Communicants, information pervasive, de nouvelles interfaces et de nouveaux services pour les télécommunications,Conférence invitée Colloque RNRT, Grenoble, Février 2002

  58. G. Privat,"Objets communicants, information pervasive, intelligence ambiante",Postface"Objets Communicants", Hermès-science, Collection Technique et Scientifique des Télécommunciations, Juin 2002, sous la direction de C. Kintzig, G. Poulain, G. G. Privat, P.N. Favennec

  59. G. Privat,N.Chraiet, T. Flury,"Architecture logicielle de localisation physique
    pour la gestion dynamique d'interfaces humaines multimodales réparties
    dans un environnement d’objets physiques communicants","Objets Communicants", Hermès-science, Collection Technique et Scientifique des Télécommunciations, Juin 2002, sous la direction de C. Kintzig, G. Poulain, G. G. Privat, P.N. Favennec

  60. G. Privat,Objets Communicants, vers de nouveaux services et de nouvelles interfaces pour les télécommunications,Conférence Invitée Séminaire Objets Communicants, Grenoble, Octobre 2001

  61. G. Privat,A system-architecture viewpoint on smart networked devices",Microelectronic Engineering, 54 (2000) .193-197

  62. G. Privat,M. Brelot,Object Graphs as Pivotal Representations for Hypermedia,International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, IDMS'98, Oslo, Septembre 1998

  63. G. Privat,F. Robin, M. Renaudin,Un réseau cellulaire VLSI fonctionnellement asynchronepour le filtrage morphologique d'images,Traitement du Signal, vol 14 n° 6, 1997

  64. G. Privat,M. Brelot,Modélisations orientées-objet en traitement d'images : exemples et évaluations ,GRETSI 97, Grenoble, Septembre 1997

  65. G. Privat,Evolution des Architectures Multimédia ,Conférence plénière invitée, Ecole thématique GDR-PRC ISIS, Marly le Roi, Avril 1997.

  66. G. Privat,M. Brelot,Représentation basée-objet de structures de scènes naturelles pour la composition d'images en représentation 2.5D ,CORESA 97, Compression et Représentation des Signaux Audiovisuels, Issy les Moulineaux, Mars 1997

  67. G. Privat,M. Brelot,Object encapsulation of multiscale image region representations ,European Conference on Multimedia Applications, Services and Techniques, ECMAST97, Milano, May 1997.

  68. G. Privat,I. Le Hin  ,Hardware support for shape decoding from 2D-region-based image representations ,Electronic Imaging'97, Hardware for Multimedia, San Jose, February 1997

  69. G. Privat,F. Robin, M. Renaudin , Asynchronous Relaxation of Morphological Operators, a Joint Architecture-Algorithm Perspective, ,International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, IJPRAI Volume 11, n° 7: 1085-1094 (1997)

  70. G. Privat,F. Robin, M. Renaudin,An Asynchronous 16x16 Pixel Array Processor for Morphological Filtering of Greyscale Images ,Proceedings European Solid State Circuits Conference, Neuchatel, Septembre 1996.

  71. G. Privat,F. Robin, M. Renaudin, N. Van Den Bossche ,Functionally Asynchronous Array-Processor for Morphological Filtering of Greyscale Images ,IEE Proceedings on Computers and Digital Techniques, vol. 143, no 5, September 1996

  72. G. Privat,F. Robin, M. Renaudin, N. Van Den Bossche ,Une architecture VLSI cellulaire massivement parallèle pour la relaxation asynchrone d'operateurs morphologiques  ,Colloque Adéquation Algorithme Architecture, Toulouse, Janvier 96.

  73. G. Privat,,Hardware for MPEG4, an early tentative view  ,Plenary Invited TalkISO-MPEG4 seminar, Lausanne, March 1995.

  74. G. Privat,M. Renaudin, F. Robin, ,A fine-grain asynchronous VLSI cellular array processor architecture ,ISCAS 95, Seattle, May 1995.

  75. G. Privat,K. Goser ,Analog VLSI Cellular Fuzzy Automata Networks for Relaxation Labeling ,Microneuro 94, Torino, September 1994

  76. G. Privat,P. Planet,Convergence Control of Relaxation Processes with Fine-Grain Locally-Connected Two-Scale Automata Networks ,Proceedings ISCAS’94, London, June 1994

  77. G. Privat,P. Planet, M. Renaudin ,Asynchronous Relaxation of Locally-Coupled Automata Networks, with Application to Parallel VLSI Implementation of Iterative Image Processing Algorithms”, in ,Proceedings ASAP’93, Venice, October 1993

  78. G. Privat,P. Planet,Algorithmes de relaxation déterministe sur modèles markoviens pour líestimation de mouvement en codage díimages ,GRETSI, Juan les Pins, Septembre 1993.

  79. G. Privat,P. Planet, ,Parallel Frame-Recursive Algorithms for Motion-Compensated Prediction of Time-Varying Images ,Picture Coding Symposium, Lausanne, Mars 1993.

  80. G. Privat,Outils Spécialisés de Synthèse VLSI pour Algorithmes de Traitement Numérique du Signal ,Annales des Télécommunications, 1993.

  81. G. Privat,A. Wittmann ,Parallel Recursive Filter Architectures for Subband Image Coding ,Integration, vol. 14, n° 3, February 1993

  82. G. Privat,E. Petajan ,Processing Hardware for Real-Time Video Coding ,Guest editor's introduction, IEEE MICRO, October 1992

  83. G. Privat,A. Wittmann, M.S. Tawfik ,New Low-sensitivity Digital Recursive Filter Structures fot High-Throughput Image and Video Processing ,ISCAS'92, San Diego, May 1992.

  84. G. Privat,F. Balestro, A. Chianale, M. Tawfik, I. Vandeweerd, A. Wittmann,Design of Digital Filters for Advanced Telecommunications ASIC's using a Special-Purpose Silicon Compiler ,IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol 26 n°7, July 1991.

  85. G. Privat,M. Renaudin, ,VLSI Architectural Assesment of Standard Image Coding Systems ,Annales des Télécommunications, tome 46 n°1-2, january February 1991

  86. G. Privat,A Novel Class of Serial-Parallel Redundant Signed-digit Multipliers ,ISCAS'90, New-Orleans, May 1990

  87. G. Privat,J.M. Müller,Redundant Arithmetic Operators in Digital Signal Processing Applications ,IFIP Workshop on Parallel Architectures on Silicon, Grenoble, Décembre 1989

  88. G. Privat,P. Le Scan,Traitement numérique du signal architecture et intégration ,L’écho des RECHERCHES , n° 138, 4e trimestre 1989.

  89. G. Privat,M. Renaudin ,Motion Estimation VLSI Architectures ,International Conference on Computer Design, ICCD, Cambridge, Octobre 1989

  90. G. Privat,M. Renaudin ,Architectures VLSI pour l'Estimation de Mouvement en Codage d'Images ,Douzième Colloque sur le Traitement du SIgnal et des Images, GRETSI'89, Juin 1989.

  91. G. Privat,F. Balestro, M.S. Tawfik ,A Bit-Serial Approach to VLSI Implementation of Digital LDI Ladder Filters ,ICASSP'89, Glasgow

  92. G. Privat,M. Renaudin,L'Opérateur CORDIC dans les Algorithmes et Architectures Spécialisées de Traitement Numérique du Signal (CORDIC-based Digital Signal Processing Hardware Algorithms) ,Traitement du Signal, vol. 5 n° 6,1988.

  93. G. Privat,M. Arndt, F. Balestro, P. Le Scan, G. Martel, ,A Sound Channel Decoder Circuit for Videocommunications ,European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, Paris, Septembre 1987.

  94. G. Privat,A Comparative Evaluation of Direct and Transform VLSI Convolvers Architectures ,GRETSI, Nice, Juin 1987.

  95. G. Privat,L. Paris,Design of Digital Filters for Video Circuits ,IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. SC-21, n° 3, pp. 441-445, June 1986.

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