Phenix research group
Frugal computing and emancipatory security, helping ICT go through the ecological transition
In the context of the ecological transition, we cannot continue to make the hypothesis of a perpetual growth and we have to develop our awareness about limited ressources. Two main approaches exists : the sustainable development and the frugality. The scope of Phenix is in this second case.
The Phenix research group will focus in two axes
- frugal computing
- emancipatory security
that we will study throught two approaches:
- technical approach
- “numerist” approach
We called “numerism” the contextual study of digital technologies to
better understand their use and societal impact. In this context, we will propose some “good” properties of technologies and their use.
- rapid obsolescence of digital technologies
- Jevons paradox (aka rebound effect)
How to reduce the resource requirements of digital technology, while retaining the most useful services ?
- study the links between uses of tech and resource consumption
- propose some plausible and/or desirable scenarios
- identify necessary basic blocks for a frugal computing env.
- contribute to the development of a self-sufficient minimalist OS
- the Internet seen as a major advance for humanity
- gradual concentration around giant firms is concerning
How to ensure that the Internet remains at the service of all, and that it is secured according to the needs of its users ?
- investigate the security issues raised by app stores
- assess the concentration of Internet support infrastructure
- study distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
- design and implement effective countermeasures
- Lionel Morel
- Guillaume Salagnac
- Nicolas Stouls
- Marie-Pierre Escudié – IGB
- François Lesueur – IRISA
- Camille Moriot (2020-2023)