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 (0)4 8915 4277
Email: fmichel [at] i3s [dot] unice [dot] fr
Assistant: Sabine Barrere

Find me on Google Scholar, ReasearchGate, Github, LinkedIn, Flickr


Direct link to HAL CV.

Software Development

[2018] Franck Michel. “SPARQL Micro-Services”. Software development. 2018 web

[2015] Franck Michel, Freddy Pryiatna. “Morph-xR2RML: Non-Relational Databases to RDF Mapping” . Software development. 2015 web DOI BibTeX

[2014] Franck Michel, Flavien Forestier. “The VO Administration and operations PORtal (VAPOR)” . Software development. 2014 web DOI BibTeX

[2013] Franck Michel. “EGI Virtual Organisations Support Tools” . Software development. 2013 web DOI BibTeX

[2008] Alban Gaignard, Franck Michel, Johan Montagnat, Javier Rojas Balderrama, Farooq Ahmad, Bacem Wali. “NeuroLOG platform” 2008 web BibTeX

Conference Program Comities