Sébastien Keller, Scientific coordinator, Thales Application Security Lab

Sep 22 2015


We are building an environment to create new advanced applications

Where does the CHOReVOLUTION project come from? 

This project was selected by the European Commission during the first Horizon 2020 call. It started in early 2015 and will extend for three years. Its development framework follows the results of another major project, CHOReOS which began to show how to create higher-level applications, integrating various services, in the field of smart city particularly. CHOReOS brought together the expertise of 17 partners between 2010 and 2013. It showed a great potential but also revealed a need for simplification so that its results can be easily exploited by smart city project managers. 

What is the purpose of the CHOReVOLUTION project?

CHOReVOLUTION aims to provide an environment allowing interactions between various services currently provided by local authorities, to deliver advanced applications based for example on traffic conditions or local weather information. Combined with business traveller objectives, for instance, this environment will calculate better routes and provide more accurate information directly on his smartphone. 

Where is the main innovation?

Today, several services and data sources are used for travel guidance. We're looking to provide a way to combine them in order to deliver a higher level of services. We want to offer the infrastructure to create these new advanced applications.

What role plays Thales in this project?

Thales is the project coordinator who ensures the achievement of the project objectives. There are eight partners involved, each having a complementary role. Some of them provide technologies and others develop tangible business cases to demonstrate how to use the CHOReVOLUTION environment in domains like intelligent transportation, smart city or energy savings.

What kind of resources Thales allocates to this project?

Thales provides human resources including a project manager and several engineers to secure the development of new applications.

Are you considering collaborations with other European projects?

Several practical workshops are already planned. Our goal is to foster exchanges at this point and to re-use, as much as possible, what has been done in the context of other European projects.

A word on Sébastien Keller, Thales Scientific coordinator

Dr. Sébastien Keller received his PhD in Electrical engineering in 1997 from University of Nancy, France. He has more than 15 years of experience in computer science at Thales Group where he worked as Software Project Leader, System Architect and System Integration Leader on several projects like SGEA (Electronic Warfare System for the French Land Forces), FAST (Platform to digitalise information in the French administration), SIV (new French system for vehicles registration),Thales Hypervisor (integration framework for transport and security applications) and for Mexico Ciudad Segura (urban security project for Mexico city). He has joined the Application Security Lab in 2012 and is currently scientific coordinator of OPTET (FP7 project started in November 2012) and of CHOReVOLUTION (H2020 project started in January 2015). He was in charge of CHOReOS (FP7 project ended in November 2013).