Lucile Sassatelli
Maitresse de Conférence HDR, Université Côte d'Azur
Membre Junior de l'Institut Universitaire de France

Keywords

  • Machine learning, Virtual Reality streaming
  • Video streaming
  • Networks, Mobile networks, Caching, Optimization
  • SDN, TCP, Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs), Mobile Social Networks, Network Coding
Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches
  • Defended on December 6, 2019
  • Title: User-Centric Approaches for Opportunistic and Multimedia Networking
  • Jury: Rev.: Prof. Silvia Giordano (SUPSI), Prof. Carsten Griwodz (Univ. of Oslo), Prof. Gwendal Simon (IMT Atlantique), Exam.: Prof. Marco Cagnazzo (Telecom ParisTech), Prof. Guillaume Urvoy-Keller (UCA), Pres.: Prof. Patrick Le Callet (Univ. of Nantes)

Projects and Scientific Administration

Project coordinator:

  • UCA (Université Côte d'Azur) Idex - Academy 1 project ACTIVATE: A Continuum to Virtual Reality for Streaming, Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2019 (52K€).

  • UCA (Université Côte d'Azur) Idex - Academy 1 project UCA4SVR: User-Centric Approaches for Streaming Virtual Reality, Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017 (38.5K€).
    Selected amongst 5 success stories at the UCA-enterprises meeting day.

  • ANR (French research agency) Jeunes Chercheu·se·r·s project TRouP WilMA: Transport and Routing Protocols in Wireless and Mobile Ad hoc Networks, 2010-2014 (160K€).

  • UCA (Université Côte d'Azur) project - Réalité Virtuelle pour l'Egalité de Genre dans l'Orientation (ReVEGO), 2021-2023, progressive funding (17K€ in 2021), in partnership with Rectorat de Nice and Lycée International de Valbonne.
Project member:

  • EU project AI4Media, one of the 4 Networks of Excellence Centers in AI (ICT-48-2020): A European Excellence Centre for Media, Society and Democracy, 2020-2024, PI for 3IA-UCA

  • ANR (French research agency) Jeunes Chercheu·se·r·s project ARTIC: Artificial Intelligence for Cloud Network Control, 2020-2023, leader: R. Aparicio-Pardo.

  • INS2I (CNRS) Jeunes Chercheurs project VIRTOUCAN: Virtual Reality Testbed Oriented to User-Centric Approaches in Networking, Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017 (10 K€), leader: R. Aparicio-Pardo.

  • Telecom ParisTech project Ankor: Applications of Network Coding to Network Protocols, 2010-2011. Joint project between Telecom SudParis, Inria and UNS.

  • Cifre contract with Orange labs, Issy-les-Moulineaux: Quality of Experience in video streaming over cellular networks.
Memberships and Editorial Service:

  • Editor of the review board of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications.
  • TPC co-chair for ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Systems: MMSys 2021.
  • Area Editor for Elsevier Computer Communications.
  • Executive Editor for Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.
  • Member of the ACM Multimedia Reproducibility Committee.
  • TPC co-chair for ACM Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) 2020.
  • TPC co-chair for the Open Source Competition of ACM Multimedia 2020.
  • ACM Reproducibility Chair for ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2020.
  • ACM Reproducibility co-chair for ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys) 2019.
  • Member of the technical program committees of international conferences (recent: ACM Multimedia Conference 2019, 2020, ACM MMSys 2020, IEEE ICC 2018-2020, PIMRC 2018-2019).
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Academy 5 (Social Sciences and Humanities) of Université Côte d'Azur.
  • Member of the Program Committee for Advanced Research of Université Côte d'Azur.

PhD Students

Current:

  • Quentin Guimard (2020-2023) - Machine Learning-based Control for Streaming and Experiencing Virtual Reality - Funded by UCA PhD grants.

  • Abderrhamane Redha Alliche (2020-2023) - Artificial Intelligence-based cloud network control - Co-supervised with Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, funded by ANR JCJC project ARTIC.

  • Miguel Romero (2017-2021) - Streaming Virtual Reality: Learning for Attentional Models and Network Optimization - Co-supervised with Frédéric Precioso and Ramon Aparicio-Pardo. Funded by UCA PhD grants.
Past:

  • Vitalii Poliakov (Oct. 2015 - Defended Dec. 2018) - Combining In-network Caching, HTTP Adaptive Streaming and Multipath to improve Video Quality of Experience - Co-supervised with Damien Saucez (Inria). Funded by Labex UCN@Sophia.

  • Neetya Shrestha (Mar. 2012 - Defended Apr. 2015) - Inter-session Network Coding in Mobile Social DTNs - Funded by ANR project TRouP WilMA.

  • Arshad Ali (Oct. 2009 - Defended Nov. 2012) - Topics in Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs): Reliable Transport, Estimation and Tracking - Co-supervised with Tijani Chahed (Telecom SudParis) and Eitan Altman (Inria).

Postdocs/Visitors

  • Min Ju
    • Post doc (Mar. 2018 -Feb. 2019)
    • Labex grant
    • Topic: Cloud-based Virtualized Optical Networks for 5G Access Network (C-RAN): planning for energy savings and user-level video quality
    • PhD: Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
  • Romaric Pighetti
    • Post doc (Feb. 2017 - Nov. 2017)
    • UCA4SVR project
    • Topic: User-Centric Approaches for Streaming Virtual Reality
    • PhD: Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Carlos Colman Meixner
    • Post doc (Oct. 2016 - Sep. 2017)
    • Labex grant
    • Topic: Cloud-based Virtualized Optical Networks for 5G Access Network (C-RAN): planning for energy savings and user-level video quality
    • PhD: University of California at Davis
  • Hasti Pedersen
    • PhD student at University of California at San Diego (Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2016)
    • Chateaubriand grant from the French embassy in Washington
    • Topic: Network coding and mobile caches for video streaming
  • Manoj Panda
    • Post doc (Nov. 2010 - Dec. 2011)
    • Telecom ParisTech project Ankor, co-located with Telecom SudParis
    • Topic: Applications of Network Coding to Network Protocols
    • PhD: Indian Institute of Science

Softwares

  • A unified evaluation framework for head motion prediction methods in 360° videos
    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo and F. Precioso
    Code used for the 2020 arxiv preprint below, and described in the ACM MMSys Open Software and Dataset track below, May 2020.

  • TOUCAN-VR: Testbed Oriented to User-Centric Approaches for Networking Virtual Reality
    L. Sassatelli, S. Dambra, G. Samela, R. Pighetti, R. Aparicio-Pardo and A.-M. Pinna-Dery
    Invention disclosure application registered with "Agence de Protection des Programmes", Feb. 2018. Code detailed in MMSys 2018 article below, and available at TOUCAN-VR.
    ACM Reproducibility Badge obtained.

  • QoE-based Routing
    G. Calvigioni, R. Aparicio-Pardo, L. Sassatelli, J. Leguay, S. Paris and P. Medagliani
    Simulation platform based on ns-3 used in the IEEE Infocom article below, Jan. 2018.

  • Green Video Control Plane
    R. Aparicio-Pardo and L. Sassatelli
    Testbed used in the IEEE ITC article below, Apr. 2017.

  • HLS BBA testbed: Http Live Streaming Buffer Based Adaptation
    S. Livi, L. Sassatelli and G. Urvoy-Keller
    Testbed used in the IEEE ICCCI article below, Feb. 2016.

Recent Talks

  • Keynote talk at the Eurographics Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing (WICED), When Virtual Reality Editing Meets Network Streaming, May 2020.

  • Invited talk at the LJAD Mathematics lab, Introduction to Reinforcement Learning and Deep RL, Oct. 2020. Link to pdf

  • Présentation inaugurale lors de la Soirée des partenaires industriels et des 30 ans de l'IUT Nice Côte d'Azur, Streaming de Réalité Virtuelle : Défis Scientifiques et Potentiel Sociétal, Jan. 2020. Link to pdf


  • Publications

    From 2009, as a Maître de conférences at the university, my teaching duties range from 200 to 250 hours a year (except on my leave Sep. 2016-Aug. 2017). As a IUF member starting from fall 2019, my teaching duty will be 64 hours a year.
    (*) Authors appear in alphabetical order.

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso.

    Book chapters

    L. Sassatelli and M.-J. Montpetit. Technologies and Architectures for Future IP Television Services. In "Comprehensive Guide to IPTV Delivery Networks", S. Mohamed Fati, S. Azad, A. K. Pathan (Eds.), ISBN: 978-1-119-39791-5, Wiley, 2018.

    A. Ali, M. Panda, L. Sassatelli, T. Chahed and E. Altman. Reliable Transport in Delay Tolerant Networks. In "Routing in Opportunistic Networks", Woungang, I.; Dhurandher, S.K.; Anpalagan, A.; Vasilakos, A.V. (Eds.), Springer, 2013, ISBN 978-1-4614-3513-6.

    Journal articles

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso. TRACK: A New Method from a Re-examination of Deep Architectures for Head Motion Prediction in 360-degree Videos. To appear, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Apr. 2021.

    L. Sassatelli, M. Winckler, T. Fisichella, A. Dezarnaud, J. Lemaire, R. Aparicio and D. Trevisan. New Interactive Strategies for Virtual Reality Streaming in Degraded Context of Use. Elsevier Computers & Graphics, vol. 86, pp: 27 - 41, Feb. 2020.

    N. Shrestha and L. Sassatelli. Inter-Session Network Coding-based Policies for Delay Tolerant Mobile Social Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15(11), pp. 7329-7342, Nov. 2016.

    L. Sassatelli, A. Ali, M. Panda, T. Chahed and E. Altman. Reliable Transport in Delay Tolerant Networks with Opportunistic Routing. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13(10), pp.5546-5557, Oct. 2014.

    E. Altman, L. Sassatelli and F. De Pellegrini. Dynamic Control of Coding for Progressive Packet Arrivals in DTNs. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 12(2), pp. 725-735, Feb. 2013.

    L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. Non-binary hybrid LDPC codes. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 56(10), pp. 5214-5334, Oct. 2010.

    W. Henkel, K. Hassan, N. von Deetzen, S. Sandberg, L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. UEP concepts in modulation and coding. Hindawi Advances in Multimedia, vol 2010, 2010.

    Preprints

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso. Revisiting Deep Architectures for Head Motion Prediction in 360° Videos. Preprint arXiv: 1911.11702, Feb. 2020.

    Conferences

    H.-Y. Wu, J. Delachambre, M. Winckler, and L. Sassatelli. Through the Eyes of Women in Engineering. IEEE International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), Art Exhibition track, Bournemouth, UK, Nov. 2020. app

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso. TRACK: A Multi-Modal Deep Architecture for Head Motion Prediction in 360-Degree Videos. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 2020.

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso. A Unified Evaluation Framework for Head Motion Prediction Methods in 360° Videos. ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (MMSys), Open Dataset and Software track, Istambul, Turkey, June 2020.

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, R. Aparicio-Pardo, and F. Precioso. User-Adaptive Rotational Snap-Cutting for Streamed 360° Videos. EUROGRAPHICS Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing, Norrköping, Sweden, May 2020.

    L. Sassatelli, M. Winckler, T. Fisichella and R. Aparicio-Pardo. User-Adaptive Editing for 360 degree Video Streaming with Deep Reinforcement Learning. ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Demo track, Nice, France, October 2019.

    M. Xiao, S. Wang, C. Zhou, Li Liu, Z. Li, Y. Liu, S. Chen, L. Sassatelli and G. Simon. Companion Paper for "MiniView Layout for Bandwidth-Efficient 360-Degree Video". ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Nice, France, October 2019.

    L. Sassatelli, M. Winckler, T. Fisichella, R. Aparicio-Pardo and A.-M. Pinna-Déry. A New Adaptation Lever in 360° Video Streaming. 29th ACM SIGMM Workshop on Network and Operating System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV), Amherst, MA, USA, June 2019.

    M. Romero, L. Sassatelli, F. Precioso and R. Aparicio-Pardo. Foveated Streaming of Virtual Reality Videos. Demo track, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (MMSys), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018.

    S. Dambra, G. Samela, L. Sassatelli, R. Pighetti, R. Aparicio-Pardo and A.-M. Pinna-Déry. Film Editing: New Levers to Improve Virtual Reality Streaming. ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (MMSys), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2018. (Acc. rate: 21%)
    2nd place of the "Excellence in DASH award", awarded by the DASH Industry Forum.
    ACM Reproducibility Badge.

    V. Poliakov, D. Saucez and L. Sassatelli. An ns-3 Distribution Supporting MPTCP and MPEG-DASH Obtained by Merging Community Models. Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3), Mangalore, India, June 2018.

    L. Sassatelli, A.-M. Pinna-Déry, M. Winckler, S. Dambra, G. Samela, R. Pighetti and R. Aparicio-Pardo. Snap-changes: a Dynamic Editing Strategy for Directing Viewer's Attention in Streaming Virtual Reality Videos. ACM International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, Grosseto, Italy, May 2018.

    V. Poliakov, L. Sassatelli and D. Saucez. Adaptive video streaming, multipath and caching: can less be more?. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Kansas City, MO, USA, May. 2018.

    G. Calvigioni, R. Aparicio-Pardo, L. Sassatelli, J. Leguay, S. Paris and P. Medagliani. Quality of Experience-based Routing of Video Traffic for Overlay and ISP Networks. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), Honolulu, HI, USA, Apr. 2018. (Acc. rate: 19%)

    H. Pedersen, L. Sassatelli and R. Aparicio-Pardo. Random Linear Coded Distributed Caching for Video Streaming over D2D. IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On-demand Network systems and Services (WONS), Isola, France, Feb. 2018.

    R. Aparicio-Pardo and L. Sassatelli. A Green Video Control Plane with Fixed-Mobile Convergence and Cloud-RAN. IEEE International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), Genoa, Italy, Sep. 2017.

    R. Aparicio-Pardo and L. Sassatelli. A Cost Model for Green Fog Computing and Networking. Invited paper, IEEE International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Gerona, Spain, July 2017.

    M. Bouzian, M. Bouhtou, T. En-Najjary, L. Sassatelli and G. Urvoy-Keller. Joint Optimization of QoE and Wasted resources due to users abandonment in Mobile Video Streaming. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Paris, France, May 2017.

    L. Sassatelli and M. Médard. Thwarting Pollution Attacks in Network Coding for Delay Tolerant Mobile Social Networks. International Conference on Internet of Things, Data and Cloud Computing, Cambridge, UK, Mar. 2017.

    V. Poliakov, L. Sassatelli, D. Saucez. Case for caching and Model Predictive Control quality decision algorithm for HTTP Adaptive Streaming: is cache-awareness actually needed?. IEEE Globecom Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications, Washington, DC, USA, Dec. 2016.

    S. Livi, L. Sassatelli and G. Urvoy-Keller. HTTP Adaptive Streaming and Access Router Management: the Users’ and Network’s Perspectives. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication and the Internet (ICCCI), Wuhan, China, Oct. 2016.

    R. Aparicio Pardo and L. Sassatelli. Adaptive video streaming and fixed-mobile convergence: A good team to reduce backhaul power consumption and improve users' QoE. Invited paper, IEEE International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Trento, Italy, July 2016.

    V. Poliakov, L. Sassatelli, D. Saucez. Impact of Caching on HTTP Adaptive Streaming Decisions: towards an Optimal. IEEE Infocom Student Workshop, San Francisco, CA, USA, Apr. 2016.

    M. Bouzian, T. En-Najjary, M. Bouhtou, L. Sassatelli and G. Urvoy-Keller. QoE Optimization of ON/OFF Video Streaming Strategy in Wireless Networks. IFIP Wireless Days, Toulouse, France, Mar. 2016.

    N. Shrestha and L. Sassatelli. Inter-Session Network Coding in Delay Tolerant Mobile Social Networks: an Empirical Study. IEEE Autonomic and Opportunistic Communications (AOC), WoWMoM workshop, Boston, MA, USA, Jun. 2015.

    N. Shrestha and L. Sassatelli. On Control of Inter-session Network Coding in Delay-Tolerant Mobile Social Networks. ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2014. (Acc. rate: 22%)

    S. Belhareth, D. Lopez-Pacheco, L. Sassatelli, D. Collange and G. Urvoy-Keller. Understanding Synchronization in TCP Cubic. IEEE International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), Kalskrona, Sweden, Sep. 2014.

    S. Belhareth, L. Sassatelli, D. Collange, D. Lopez-Pacheco and G. Urvoy-Keller. Understanding TCP Cubic Performance in the Cloud: a Mean-field Approach. IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet), San Francisco, USA, Nov. 2013. (Acc. rate: 28%)

    N. Shrestha and L. Sassatelli. On Optimality of Routing Policies in Delay-Tolerant Mobile Social Networks. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Dresden, Germany, June 2013.

    L. Sassatelli and M. Médard. Inter-session Network Coding in Delay-Tolerant Networks under Spray-and-Wait Routing. IEEE International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization of Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Paderborn, Germany, May 2012.

    A. Ali, E. Altman, T. Chahed, D. Fiems, M. Panda and L. Sassatelli. Estimating File-Spread in Delay Tolerant Networks under Two-Hop Routing. IFIP Networking, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2012.(*) (Acc. rate: 28%)

    A. Ali, E. Altman, T. Chahed, M. Panda and L. Sassatelli. A New Proposal for Reliable Unicast and Multicast Transport in Delay Tolerant Networks. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2011.

    S. Shintre, L. Sassatelli and J. Barros. Generalized Delay-Secrecy-Throughput Trade-offs in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. IEEE International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications/Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (ICEAA/APWC), Torino, Italy, Sep. 2011

    A. Ali, E. Altman, T. Chahed, M. Panda and L. Sassatelli. A New Reliable Transport Scheme in Delay Tolerant Networks Based on Acknowledgments and Random Linear Coding. IEEE/ACM International Teletraffic Congress (ITC), San Francisco, CA, USA, Sep. 2011.(*) (Acc. rate: 33%)

    E. Altman, F. De Pellegrini and L. Sassatelli. Dynamic control of coding in Delay Tolerant Networks. IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (Infocom), pp: 1-5, San Diego, CA, USA, March 2010. (Acc. rate: 17.5%)

    L. Sassatelli, S. K. Chilappagari, B. Vasic, and D. Declercq. Two-bit message passing decoders for LDPC codes over the binary symmetric channel. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp: 2156-2160, Seoul, Korea, June 2009.

    L. Sassatelli, D. Declercq, and C. Poulliat. Low Rate Hybrid LDPC Codes. IEEE International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Related Topics (ISTC), pp: 225-230, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept. 2008.

    L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. Analysis of Non-binary Hybrid LDPC Codes. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), pp: 2261-2265, Nice, France, June 2007.

    W. Henkel, N. von Deetzen, K. Hassan, L. Sassatelli, and D. Declercq. Some UEP Concepts in Coding and Physical Transport. IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, pp: 1-5, Princeton, NJ, USA, Apr. 2007.

    L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. Non-binary Hybrid LDPC Codes : Structure, Decoding and Optimization. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), pp: 71-75, Chengdu, China, Oct. 2006.

    L. Sassatelli, W. Henkel, and D. Declercq. Check-Irregular LDPC Codes for Unequal Error Protection. IEEE International Symposium on Turbo Codes and Related Topics (ISTC), Munich, Germany, Apr. 2006.

    National conferences

    L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. Quelques résultats sur les codes LDPC Hybrides. 21ème colloque GRETSI, Troyes, France, Sept. 2007.

    L. Sassatelli and D. Declercq. Codes LDPC Hybrides. Journées françaises du codage et de la cryptographie, Carcans, France, Mars 2008.

    Thesis

    L. Sassatelli. Hybrid LDPC codes and iterative decoding methods. PhD dissertation, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, October 2008.

    L. Sassatelli. Unequal error protection LDPC codes. MSc dissertation, International University Bremen, September 2005.