Dynamid is a research team focused on dynamid software and distributed systems.

We are part of the CITI Laboratory at INSA Lyon, France.

Our research

Dynamic Environments

Several environments are emerging, all with high dynamic properties:

  • Internet of Things - with e.g. the dynamic discovery and adaptation to different hardware
  • Smart Cities - with e.g. the dynamic trafic and energy management
  • Smart Buildings and Houses - with e.g. the dynamic user-adapted light and heating control
  • Vehicular Networks - with e.g. the dynamic, autonomic driveless guidance
  • Mobile Cloud Computing - with e.g. the dynamic provisioning and load-balancing service management.

Hot Research Topics

We focus on designing Integrated Software Systems, especially System of Systems and Middleware, including specific programming languages, operating systems, virtual machines, service-oriented architectures, distributed systems to tackle at runtime the dynamic nature of these environments. Our software development process and platforms particularly focus on two major issues:

  • Adaptive in the Small
    • Context-aware Domain Specific Languages
      • Context-aware Primitives
      • User Profiling and Adapting
      • Heterogeneous Hardware / Software-specialization
    • Adaptive Virtual Machines
      • Performant
      • Multi-tenant
      • Embedded
      • Run-time Evolving
  • Autonomous and Collaborative in the Large
    • Autonomous Distributed Architectures and Algorithms
      • Self-organizing
      • Collaborative
      • Scalable
      • Long-life Living
    • Distributed Decision and Artificial Intelligence
      • Optimization and Planning
      • Autonomous Multi-Agent Systems
      • Bio-inspired algorithms
      • Distributed Consensus
    • Autonomous and Resilient Systems
      • Spontaneous Integration
      • Formal Description Discovery
      • Run-time Checking, Monitoring, Negotiation, Substitution
      • Self-healing



  • Frédéric Le Mouël, team leader, Full Professor at INSA Lyon, IoT and Edge AI Chair Holder.
  • Oscar Carrillo, Associate Professor at CPE Lyon.
  • Olivier Nicolas, Research Engineer at INSA Lyon, 50% part-time.
  • Pascal Girard, Software Engineer at INSA Lyon, 20% part-time.
  • Régis Rousseau, Electronics Engineer at INSA Lyon, 10% part-time.

Associated members:

  • Julien Ponge, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat. On-leave (Associate Professor) from INSA Lyon.
  • Mark Little, Red Hat VP of Engineering, JBoss Middleware CTO and Newcastle University Professor.
  • Yannick Loiseau, Associate Professor at Clermont-Auvergne University.

PhD students:

  • Antoine Bonneau, grant from INSA “Digital Challenges” on Ultra-low Power AI.
  • Anais Boumendil, grant from INSA Spie ICS Chair on Edge AI on Energy and Machine Learning.
  • Patrik Fortier, grant from the INSA Spie ICS Chair on IoT and FaaS Platforms.
  • David Fernandez Blanco, CIFRE grant from Stellantis on Adaptive Service Oriented Architecture for Safety-critical QoS-driven Automotive IT Systems.
  • Arthur Navarro, CIFRE grant from Red Hat on Service Choreographies to Optimize Reactive Distributed Services: a Continuous Programming Language - Runtime.
  • Gabriel Puerta, Universidad Militar grant on e-Health IoT and AI Platforms.
  • Bilel Saghrouchni, CIFRE grant from Spie ICS on Anomaly Detection using Reinforcement Learning for a Cybersecurity Architecture: Health Application.
  • Maxence Younsi, grant from the INSA Spie ICS chair on Edge AI on Distributed Detection of Anomalies in Network Services.


Former PhD students:

  • Stefan Chitic, now Senior Data Integration Engineer at World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva.
  • Roya Golchay, now Assistant Professor at Tehran University, Iran.
  • Etienne Villedieu, now Software Development Manager at EnerSys, France.
  • Trista Lin, now Software Solution Architect at Stellantis, Paris, France.
  • Marie-Ange Lèbre, now Postdoc at Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Saint Etienne, France.
  • Yufang Dan, now Assistant Professor at Institute of Artificial Intelligence Application, Ningbo Polytechnic, Zhejiang, China.
  • Jonathan Tournier, now IT Security Consultant at Algosecure, France.
  • Jean-Baptiste Trystram, now Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat, France.
  • Safuriyawu Ahmed, now ICT Officer, IOM - UN Migration, Spain/France.

Former Master students:

  • Mike Puentes, UIS, Colombia, now Service Support Engineer/ Azure Consultant at Quisitive, Texas, USA.

Former postdocs:

  • Naveed Ahmad, now Associate Professor, UET Peshawar, Pakistan.

Former members:

  • Maroua Meddeb, Assistant Professor at INSA Lyon - now Research engineer at IRT SystemX, France.

Former members, now at INRIA Chroma team:

  • Olivier Simonin, Full Professor at INSA Lyon, France.
  • Jilles Dibangoye, Associate Professor at INSA Lyon - now at University of Groningen, Netherlands.
  • Fabrice Jumel, Associate Professor at CPE Lyon, France.
  • Jacques Saraydaryan, Associate Professor at CPE Lyon, France.

Former members, now at Phenix team:

  • François Lesueur, Associate Professor at INSA Lyon - now at Worteks, France.
  • Nicolas Stouls, Associate Professor at INSA Lyon, France.