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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Thesis defense of Anne CANOVI, October 25, 2023

21 Sep 2023
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Thesis Defense of Marwane REZZOUKI, October 6, 2023

21 Sep 2023
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For its 26th edition, the city of Bordeaux has been chosen to organize the RoboCup, the largest robotics and artificial intelligence competition in the world.Co-organized by the University of Bordeaux and its partners, the Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux Metropole and the Ministry of Education and Youth, the event plans to bring together thousands of visitors and […]

20 Jul 2023
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2023 University of Bordeaux Thesis Prize in category "Science and Technology

Doctor Yvan PRATVIEL (PhD, december 2022, Ecole Doctorale SPI (Engineering Sciences and Physics, spécialité APSIIC) just win the 2023 University of Bordeaux Thesis Prize in category “Science and Technology », defended in front of an international jury.His thesis is entitled: “Technologies immersives enrichies par inductions/régulations physiologiques autonomes et somatosensorielles : bénéfices pour l’Homme et ses interactions » (Immersive […]

11 Jul 2023
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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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The laboratory's technical resources

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
  • Collaborations with government agencies
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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

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Two-stage automatic diagnosis of Flavescence Dorée based on proximal imaging and artificial intelligence: a multi-year and multi-variety experimental study Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04038722 Design of The CRONE Automatic Headlight Leveling System Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04038816 Tunnel résonnant et effets d'électrons chauds dans les structures à double barrière : synthèse Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03932661 A (0.75-1.13)mW and (2.4-5.2)ps RMS jitter Integer-N based Dual-Loop PLL for Indoor and Outdoor Positioning in 28nm FD-SOI CMOS Technology Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04166890 BIMMS: A versatile and portable system for biological tissue and electrode-tissue interface electrical characterization Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03920058 Theories for design and analysis of robust H ∞ / H − fault detectors Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03122975 Optimizing the location selection of urban consolidation centers with sustainability considerations in the city of Bordeaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03944585 Towards new challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation management Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04122314 Development of a high accuracy and stability test bench for ageing measurement of 16 nm FinFETs based FPGA Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04017664 New and updated convex shape models of asteroids based on optical data from a large collaboration network Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02404240 Tracing kinematic (mis)alignments in CALIFA merging galaxies Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02490473 Combining the global trends of DFA or CDFA of different orders Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03920420 Usability Evaluation of Connected Health Devices in Home Monitoring: Toward Devices Adapted to the Characteristics of Informal Caregivers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03992287 Effect of cathode spacer layer on the current‐voltage characteristics of resonant tunneling diodes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03932642 Selective Outdoor Humidity Monitoring Using Epoxybutane Polyethyleneimine in a Flexible Microwave Sensor Lien HAL : https://inria.hal.science/hal-03939931 Fractional modeling of wind speed turbulence Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04080631 Introduction : confiance et communication, une aporie démocratique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03981412 Un théâtre de contrebande. Quelques hypothèses sur Vitez et le communisme Lien HAL : https://shs.hal.science/halshs-03977820 De l’entraînement à la performance sportive Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04100781 State constrained tracking control for nonlinear systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01153388 Probabilistic Interpretations of Fractional Operators and Fractional Behaviours: Extensions, Applications and Tribute to Prof. José Tenreiro Machado’s Ideas Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04017499 Third Order Intermodulations Phase Shifting in Power Amplifiers for Spatial filtering in Multi-beam 5G mmW Phased Array Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04086339 DFA-based abacuses providing the Hurst exponent estimate for short-memory processes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03225784 A Novel Reverberation Chamber for In Vitro Bioelectromagnetic Experiments at 3.5 GHz Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04084886 Non-destructive state-of-health diagnosis algorithm for blended electrode lithium-ion battery Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04087512 Self-Deformable Flexible MEMS Tweezer Composed of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride)/Ionic Liquid Gel for Electrical Measurements and Soft Gripping Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03864769 Revisiting two piezoelectric salts within an eco-design paradigm for sensors and actuators applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03054272

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Tailored List Decoding of Polar Codes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04177988 Group-Conditional Conformal Prediction via Quantile Regression Calibration for Crop and Weed Classification Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04188005 A 2.45GHz SiGe Power Amplifier with a Novel Digital Predistortion using Orthogonal Sequences Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04166657 Passeport produit numérique pour permettre traçabilité et transparence dans la supply chain textile et tout au long du cycle de vie d’un produit Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03720549 Waveform design to improve the estimation of target parameters using the Fourier Transform method in a MIMO OFDM DFRC system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04005238 Ekit'eko: a serious game to support sustainable aptitudes during the development of eco-innovations Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-01004856 Cultures des données, cultures de l'information. Enjeux pour un humanisme numérique ? Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04073577 SiGe-based Nanowire HBT for THz Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04037313 An IoT SoC for Agricultural Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04098594 Transformation of extended actigram star to BPMN2.0 and simulation model in the frame of model driven service engineering architecture Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-00877204 LA PLACE DE LA STATISTIQUE EN STAPS : RETOUR SUR LES OUVRAGES PEDAGOGIQUES Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04156864 AFSIW Y-junction Circulator for High-power Handling New Space Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04109506 A Simulation Based Approach to Digital Twin’s Interoperability Verification & Validation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04110263 Physical interpretation and initialization of the fractional integrator Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04205818 An identification procedure for the tuning of a robust fractional controller Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04192541 High-Resolution Fractional Digital Frequency Divider using a Binary-Rate Multiplier Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04080880 Sharing Our Positive Experience About the ASSETs+ European Defence Challenge Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04005241 Artificial Intelligence for Defence in an EQF6 Training and Education Program, From the Design to the Execution Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04005245 Fractional System Identification using Binary Measurements Lien HAL : https://normandie-univ.hal.science/hal-04131671 Principles of a safe and high performing CRONE control of nonlinear systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04163214 Convertible delta-wing aircraft for teaching and research Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02378547 Emerging Tandem Solar Cells for Terrestrial Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03887207 A new dynamical attractive and repulsive fractional potential for UAV in 3D dynamical environment Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03936293
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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