Franck Michel

I am a CNRS research engineer, working for the SPARKS team of the I3S laboratory, Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, France.

I'm involved in research activities with regards to the reconciliation and sharing of heterogeneous data and their publication on the Web as Linked Data, using the Semantic Web technologies, and the support of user communities on large-scale distributed computing infrastructures,

Research interests

Heterogeneous Data Sharing, Web of Data

I am involved in several activities dealing with the sharing of heterogeneous data: this consists in studying methods meant to overcome data structural and semantic heterogeneity, in order to reconcile and make sense of large data sets on a distributed scale.

In this context, I completed a PhD related to the mediation of heterogeneous data sources through the use of technologies from the Semantic Web, with a specific focus on the translation of data from NoSQL databases into RDF.

Large-scale distributed computing infrastructures

I am involved in various activities related to the European Grid Infrastructure project. I'm the technical coordinator of the Life Sciences Grid Community and I coordinate the activity of the support team for the Biomed research community. I was the instigator and leader of the VO Administration and Operations Portal, funded by the EGI-InSPIRE european project.

Background and Position


Université Côte d’Azur, CNRS, I3S - UMR 7271
930 route des Colles - Bât. Les Templiers
BP 145 - 06903 Sophia Antipolis CEDEX - France

Tel: +33 4 9296 5004
Email: fmichel [at] i3s [dot] unice [dot] fr
Assistant: Sabine Barrere

Publications & conferences

Program Comities


Life besides

Here is my photo stream on Flickr.