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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17 Apr 2024
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Neuroscience at IMS: A new study in Nature communications demonstrates how to link neurons with biological lab-grown brain cells

Researchers have developed a technique to connect lab-grown neural ‘organoids’ (three-dimensional developmental brain-like structures grown from human stem cells) using axonal bundles, similar to the connections between regions in the human brain. It  allows brain networks to be better represented experimentally in the lab, and will improve understanding and studies of network-related brain disorders. Introduction to […]

12 Apr 2024
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Workshop sur le Filtrage Radio-Fréquence : enjeux d'une rencontre scientifique à Bordeaux - 17 au 19 Avril 2024

Un aperçu des technologies de demain Ce workshop se positionne à l’avant-garde de la recherche et du développement dans le domaine des technologies sans fil. Par sa portée et sa qualité, il s’annonce comme un événement incontournable pour tous ceux qui s’intéressent aux dernières innovations et aux futures applications des technologies de filtrage radio-fréquence. C’est […]

11 Apr 2024
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BEST - "Shaping the Future of Industry: University of Bordeaux Hosts a PhD dedicated research day on the Factory of the Future" - 28 May 2024

BEST in few words and images : The “BEST” consortium, standing at the vanguard of integrating digital advancements with manufacturing, aims to push the boundaries of how we understand and improve the factory of the future. From design and manufacturing to use and maintenance, the consortium’s work emphasizes the crucial role of digital technologies — […]

10 Apr 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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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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Articles (22)

Préliminaires à l'étude des indices électrocorticaux concomitants des phénomènes prosodiques Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527698 Quantification of Time-Domain Truncation Errors for the Reinitialization of Fractional Integrators Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04242602 Optimizing the location selection of urban consolidation centers with sustainability considerations in the city of Bordeaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03944585 Reversible photomagnetic properties of the molecular compound [{CuII(bipy)2}2{MoIV(CN)8}]·9H2O·CH3OH Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-00319954 Climbing Skill and Complexity of Climbing Wall Design: Assessment of Jerk as a Novel Indicator of Performance Fluency Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02094928 Implementation of a Primary Prevention Program for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Cohort of Professional Soldiers (PREPAR): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial (Preprint) Lien HAL : https://amu.hal.science/hal-04450617 Modèles du rapport neuro-fonctionnel, ou comment la cognition serait relative au cerveau Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04518262 Fine-Tuning the optoelectronic and redox properties of an electropolymerized thiophene derivative for highly selective OECT-based zinc detection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04519948 Gas discrimination by simultaneous sound velocity and attenuation measurements using uncoated capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03528025 A High-Level Methodology to Evaluate and Optimize Digital Architectures Targeting Spike Encoding Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04406432 Islets-on-Chip: A Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Islet Function Prior to Transplantation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04390913 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 A Central Small Amino Acid in the VAMP2 Transmembrane Domain Regulates the Fusion Pore in Exocytosis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396585 Low Complexity Architecture of N-Path Mixers for Low Power Application Lien HAL : https://paris1.hal.science/hal-04453736 Harvesting Ambient RF Energy Efficiently With Optimal Angular Coverage Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440177 SPDGAN: a generative adversarial network based on SPD manifold learning for automatic image colorization Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04546138 Mitochondrial energetics is impaired in vivo in aged skeletal muscle Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02073308 La guerre cognitive de bas niveau : la guerre des cerveaux Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475734 Automatic diagnosis of a multi-symptom grape vine disease using computer vision Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473378 D-Band CMOS Power Amplifiers: Challenges, State-of-the-Art, Technological Limitations and Trends Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04457532 Impact of temperature on the corrosion of lead-free solder alloy during salt spray test Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03375855 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

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Abord électrophysiologie de la sénescence Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527891 A Tool for Automatic Radiation-Hardened SRAM Layout Generation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538174 Marginalized semi-blind restoration of Adaptive-Optics-corrected images using stochastic sampling Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402866 Evaluation of Dual Side Cooling System for Prismatic Batteries for Vehicle Aplications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04381384 Long term shelters to avoid humanity extinction Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04402965 Impact of cold and heat on skin temperature on manual performance during maneuverability exercises in powerchair soccer players. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458909 Interhemispheric differences in divided attention Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527999 Electroencéphalographie quantitative ambulatoire par méthode de holter Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527899 Biomimetic snake locomotion using Central Pattern Generators network and bio-hybrid robot perspective Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04487642 Les effets du foot- fauteuil chez des joueurs Français et Américains : Prévention en Compétition. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04459135 MIXIC: a MIXed signal Interference Cancellation architecture to enhance a digitizer dynamic range Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04489548 Robotique, espaces éducatifs et création de communs de la connaissance Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04473925 Relations between Contingent Negative Variation and Behavior under Psychoactive Drugs ni Man Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527478 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 Vers un système d'évaluation de la performance globale et multidimensionnelle de l'usine du futur Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04465204 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 La guerre des connaissances : nouveaux conflits, nouveaux défis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04536554 Dynamic variable step size LMS adaptation algorithms---Application to adaptive feedforward noise attenuation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04509676 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 Espaces de fabrication en tant qu’objet d’étude en SIC et en SHS : médiations de/par l’espace et interculturalité dans les FabLabs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04536138 Common-Mode Loss Mitigation of a Differentially Fed Eight-port On-antenna Power Combining Patch Implemented in a Scanning Phased Array Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04510676 Vertical road profile reconstruction from vehicle embedded-sensors Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04492041 Pratiques et bricolages informationnels dans des contextes coopératifs Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04449834 Apprentissage professionnel à l'attention partagée Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527898 Kinematic and neuro-muscular adaptations following a training program for the underwater dolphin kick Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03199813 Introduction to Tandem Solar Cells Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04510851
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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