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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Six months versus two years of oral anticoagulation after a first episode of unprovoked deep-vein thrombosis. The PADIS-DVT randomized clinical trial Lien HAL : https://hal.univ-brest.fr/hal-02059420 Multifractal Multiscale Analysis of Human Movements during Cognitive Tasks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04450019 Real-time energy-efficient software and hardware implementations of a QCSP communication system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04406481 Quadruple-Differentially-Driven Offset-Probe- Fed Patch Antenna for On-Antenna Power Combining Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04500928 Présentation : Médiations des savoirs. Regards critiques, approches plurielles Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04419625 Genetic algorithms for force polytopes prediction Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396514v2 Impurity tolerance of polymer solar cells: The crucial role of palladium catalyst and its ligands Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04488675 Dynamic Uni- and Multicellular Patterns Encode Biphasic Activity in Pancreatic Islets Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396515 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 L’enseignement de la statistique en Staps : l’ouvrage pédagogique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04501971 Guerre cognitive et influence psychologique Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04475705 Can humanity survive to a giant comet impact? Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04530461 A Method for Analog Space Missions Risk Analysis Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04528640 Aspects psycho-fonctionnels de l'intégration prothétique chez l'édenté complet Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527871 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

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Hybrid FeRAM/RRAM synapse circuit for on-chip inference and learning at the edge Lien HAL : https://cea.hal.science/cea-04539478 Miniaturized Antenna on a Paper Substrate Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04440129 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 Electro-Thermal Investigation of SiGe HBTs: A Review Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04410097 Étude de l’effet de l’humidité sur les performances d’une antenne patch en substrat bois éco-responsable Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538395 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 A versatile electrode sorting module for MEAs: implementation in a FPGA-based real-time system Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04396567 A Lie-group based modelling for centroid and shape estimation of a cluster of space debris Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04538262 Biométrie du Comportement Territorial Humain Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04527905 A new paradigm for lessons learned Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03635439 Selecting Transmission Entities of an IM-Based MIMO OFDM DFRC System by Using Pareto Front Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04454266 Ultra-Low Loss Slot-Line Based Common Mode Isolator Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04500603 Reproductibilité d’un test de terrain pour des joueurs de foot-fauteuil. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04458894 Traveling wave ultrasonic piezoelectric motor modelling for the control design of an Automatic Headlight Levelling System Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04492059 Patch-Based Abnormality Maps for Improved Deep Learning-Based Classification of Huntington’s Disease Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04405483 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 Cubic silicon carbide (3C-SiC) MEMS for gas detection Lien HAL : https://univ-tours.hal.science/hal-04515241 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
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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