Laboratory for the Integration from Material to System

The IMS (Integration from Material to System) laboratory was established in 2007 through the merger of three research units: IXL, PIOM, and LAPS. The laboratory combines fundamental research, engineering, and technology, with a focus on an integrative system approach in the field of Information Technologies. IMS is a joint research unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Bordeaux, and Bordeaux INP. Within CNRS, IMS is affiliated with the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and the Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies (INS2I).

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A renowned and recognized research laboratory

IMS Bordeaux is a renowned research laboratory that has gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The laboratory focuses on ten research themes including bioelectronics, cognitics, productics, signal and image, automatic, conception, reliability, nanoelectronics, waves, and organic. The laboratory emphasizes research where all the themes are interconnected.
The laboratory is at the forefront of technology, and its strong industrial partnerships enable IMS Bordeaux to be a major player in research in France.


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05 Feb 2024
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Best paper Award APSCON IEEE, Goa

24 Jan 2024
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Thesis defense of Thi Nhung PHAM - January 15th, 2024

10 Jan 2024
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Thesis defense of Jonathan SAUSSEREAU - January 8th, 2024

08 Jan 2024
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The laboratory' research themes

The laboratory's interdisciplinary approach and interconnected research themes ensure that it remains at the forefront of technological innovation.

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IMS consists of 10 research groups, with each group coordinating research in its respective field and overseeing 2 or 3 thematic teams. In addition to its research groups, IMS also provides access to technological platforms and equipment that are available to both its own researchers and external research services.

Data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud.
Digital sovereignty
With the deployment of large numbers of sensors and smart devices to form the edge of the Internet of Things to the scale of 50 billions and rising, data is now being generated at the edge rather than in the large-scale data centers that form the cloud. In this context, digital sovereignty refers to the ability to have control over our own digital destiny – the data, hardware and software that you rely on and create.
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy.
Energy sobriety
Resources are constrained, most importantly in terms of energy. Hardware is critical at this level and there is a clear need to explore the suitability of breakthrough emerging technologies to meet the energy-efficiency. From material and up to system level, this could also be achieved by adopting an holistic approach taking also into account the performance and compactness requirements.
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power.
Ecological sustainability
The goal of environmental sustainability is to conserve natural resources and to develop alternate sources of power while reducing pollution and harm to the environment. In that way, research’s, from material up to system can be achieved to measure and track sustainability progress, optimize the use of resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and make possible a more circular economy. Also, digital technologies also enable innovation and collaboration.


Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal

The ACTES, "Action Transverse Emergente d’Enjeu Sociétal", i.e. an emerging transverse action of societal challenge in english represent innovative research’s featuring collaborative works involving at least two IMS research groups. The ACTES are targeting societal issues among which the digital sovereignty, the energy sobriety and the ecological sustainability. The "ACTES" are meant to be driven at the cutting edge of the research groups knowledge leveraging their complementarity within the unique IMS lab value chain, from material to system.

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The IMS (Intégration du Matériau au Système) laboratory is a CNRS Joint Research Unit developing its activities in the field of systems science and engineering, at the convergence between information and communication sciences and technologies on the one hand and engineering sciences on the other.

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Cross platform
The IMS laboratory maintains its technological resources include both materials and human resources in fields such as analysis, assembly techniques, mechanical engineering, and accelerated aging.

Thematic equipment Teacher-researchers and researchers from the laboratory rely on shared infrastructures in experimental platforms to carry out their research.



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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

The IMS Bordeaux research laboratory relies on a multitude of national and international collaborations to successfully carry out its research projects. Here are three key aspects of these partnerships :

  • Collaboration with national and international partners
  • Collaborations with academic institutions
  • Collaborations with industry partners
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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

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L’analyse des usages de technologies digitales dédiées à la synchronisation : intérêts pour l’étude d’une transformation organisationnelle dans l’ingénierie de conception automobile Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04381823 A Central Small Amino Acid in the VAMP2 Transmembrane Domain Regulates the Fusion Pore in Exocytosis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396585 Le cadre de l’expérience des données en éducation : gouvernance, représentations et intelligibilité des données dans l’éducation nationale. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04407620 Islets-on-Chip: A Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Islet Function Prior to Transplantation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04390913 Harvesting Ambient RF Energy Efficiently With Optimal Angular Coverage Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440177 Low Complexity Architecture of N-Path Mixers for Low Power Application Lien HAL : https://paris1.hal.science/hal-04453736 Output error MISO system identification using fractional models Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03548488 Optimal input design for continuous-time system identification Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02444580 Multiscale Entropy of Cardiac and Postural Control Reflects a Flexible Adaptation to a Cognitive Task Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02469708 Guerre cognitive et influence psychologique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475705 Impact of temperature on the corrosion of lead-free solder alloy during salt spray test Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03375855 Mitochondrial energetics is impaired in vivo in aged skeletal muscle Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02073308 D-Band CMOS Power Amplifiers: Challenges, State-of-the-Art, Technological Limitations and Trends Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04457532 Les techniques instrumentales de mesure de la force musculaire et de la balance musculaire : le point sur la technologie isocinétique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04433232 Automatic diagnosis of a multi-symptom grape vine disease using computer vision Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473378 La guerre cognitive de bas niveau : la guerre des cerveaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475734 Multifractal Multiscale Analysis of Human Movements during Cognitive Tasks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04450019 Genetic algorithms for force polytopes prediction Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396514v2 Présentation : Médiations des savoirs. Regards critiques, approches plurielles Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04419625 Dynamic Uni- and Multicellular Patterns Encode Biphasic Activity in Pancreatic Islets Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396515 Crop stem detection and tracking for precision hoeing using deep learning Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03722088 Low temperature spark plasma sintering of efficient (K,Na)NbO3 ceramics Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04425784 Non-integer (or fractional) power model to represent the complexity of a viral spreading: Application to the COVID-19 Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03548490

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Hyperconnected Urban Synchromodality: Synergies between Freight and People Mobility Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04379765 Surface Energy Production Issues for the Refueling of Starships Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402950 Modifications biomécaniques, musculaires et cognitives induites par un programme d'apprentissage de huit semaines des ondulations sous-marines chez des nageurs adolescents bien entraînés Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04437359 Design of a 37-40GHz bidirectional amplifier for 5G FR2 radio beamforming systems in 22nm CMOS FD-SOI Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440770 Les effets du foot- fauteuil chez des joueurs Français et Américains : Prévention en Compétition. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04459135 Vers un système d'évaluation de la performance globale et multidimensionnelle de l'usine du futur Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04465204 Robotique, espaces éducatifs et création de communs de la connaissance Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473925 Application de systèmes multi-agents pour l’optimisation de la chaîne logistique industrielle Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04388629 Patch-Based Abnormality Maps for Improved Deep Learning-Based Classification of Huntington’s Disease Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04405483 Selecting Transmission Entities of an IM-Based MIMO OFDM DFRC System by Using Pareto Front Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04454266 Co-simulation Workflow for D-Band Power Amplifier Linearization using Walsh-based DPD Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04454321 The Benefit of Relevant Knowledge Exchange in Reduced Crew Operations Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396940 Reproductibilité d’un test de terrain pour des joueurs de foot-fauteuil. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458894 Alternative scenario for the energy transition Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04407943 Technique de suppression d'interférence FMCW dans un radar automobile OFDM à l'aide d'un grid dechirping Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04426565 A versatile electrode sorting module for MEAs: implementation in a FPGA-based real-time system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396567 Kinematic and neuro-muscular adaptations following a training program for the underwater dolphin kick Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03199813 Efficacité d’un dispositif chauffant sur la température cutanée de la main dominante et la perception thermique chez des joueurs de foot-fauteuil de haut-niveau. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458922 Pratiques et bricolages informationnels dans des contextes coopératifs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04449834 Optimizing the flow of connected distribution logistics Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04388595 Electro-Thermal Investigation of SiGe HBTs: A Review Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04410097 Soft Growing Robot to Enable Monitoring Applications in Remote Constrained Environments Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396649 Methodology to Adapt Neural Network on Constrained Device at Topology level Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04381562 Miniaturized Antenna on a Paper Substrate Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440129 Are Semi-Dense Detector-Free Methods Good at Matching Local Features? Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04456159 Evaluation of a New Anti-Galectin 9 Immunotherapy Strategy in Pancreatic Cancers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04465768 Evaluation of a New Anti-Galectin 9 Immunotherapy Strategy in Pancreatic Cancers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04465749
Résumé en français

Le laboratoire de l’Intégration du Matériau au Système a été créé le 1er janvier 2007, par la fusion de trois unités de recherche bordelaises, avec une stratégie scientifique commune de développement principalement centrée dans le domaine des Sciences et de l’Ingénierie des Systèmes, à la convergence des Sciences et Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication , et des Sciences pour l’Ingénieur .

Le laboratoire est rattaché à trois tutelles, le CNRS, l’Université de Bordeaux et Bordeaux Aquitaine INP.

Au CNRS, l’UMR5218 est rattachée en principal à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Ingénierie et des Systèmes et en secondaire à l’Institut des Sciences de l’Information et de leurs Interactions .

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