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 Sébastien SADLO - November 30th, 2023

24 Nov 2023
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Thesis defense of Mor DIOP - December 11th, 2023

23 Nov 2023
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Thesis defense of Denis FLORES - November 28th, 2023

22 Nov 2023
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Thesis defense of Leonardo Heitich Brendler - December 15th, 2023

21 Nov 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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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 :

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An important and solid industrial and institutional collaboration

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A Comprehensive Review on Energy Management Strategies for Electric Vehicles Considering Degradation Using Aging Models Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04087535 Millimeter-Wave Pulsed Heating in Vitro: Effect of Pulse Duration Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04009668 Ku Band SiGe Power Amplifier With High Output Power and SWR Robustness Up to 120°C Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04119191 A Zonotopic-Based Watermarking Design to Detect Replay Attacks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04027948 Comparative performance analysis of photo-supercapacitor based on silicon, dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells: Towards indoor applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04028159 Les opérations d’influence psychologiques russes et la Maskirovka comme état d’esprit Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04153064 Truncation of fractional derivative for online system identification Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04048657 An expertized grapevine disease image database including five grape varieties focused on Flavescence dorée and its confounding diseases, biotic and abiotic stresses Lien HAL : https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-04133609 Variance component analysis to assess protein quantification in biomarker discovery. Application to MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry Lien HAL : https://cea.hal.science/cea-01683000 Simplified Marching Cubes: an efficient discretization scheme for simulations of deposition/ablation in complex media Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-00584763 Generalization of the Shortest Path Approach for Superpixel Segmentation of Omnidirectional Images Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04097083v2 Effects of polystyrene on morphology and electrical performance of solution-processed thermally activated delayed fluorescent organic light-emitting diodes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04272618 Hydrogen generation performances and electrochemical properties of Mg alloys with 14 H long period stacking ordered structure Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03932299 Unveiling the reactivity of epoxides in carbonated epoxidized soybean oil and application in the stepwise synthesis of hybrid poly(hydroxyurethane) thermosets Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03939411 On a general structure for adaptation/learning algorithms - stability and performance issues Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04045239 In-situ characterization of thermomechanical behavior of copper nano-interconnect for 3D integration Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03672631 Water-based organic solar cells from Janus nanoparticles: Closing the performance gap with reference cells Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04312079 Demand response business model canvas: A tool for flexibility creation in the electricity markets Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03015482 Evidence of trapping and electrothermal effects in vertical junctionless nanowire transistors Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04297709 Nanoscale Thermal Transport in Vertical Gateall-around Junction-less Nanowire Transistors-Part II: Multiphysics Simulation Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04296531 Entropy-Based Multifractal Testing of Heart Rate Variability during Cognitive-Autonomic Interplay Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04215156 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-04073489 Life cycle assessment of ICT in higher education: a comparison between desktop and single-board computers Lien HAL : https://inria.hal.science/hal-03938948 Low-cost WO3 nanoparticles / PVA smart photochromic glass windows for sustainable building energy savings Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04050807 A Novel Impedimetric Sensor Based on Cyanobacterial Extracellular Polymeric Substances for Microplastics Detection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04028056 Small-signal impedance of GaAs-AlxGa1−x as resonant tunnelling heterostructures at microwave frequency Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03932662 Feasibility of Using a 300 GHz Radar to Detect Fractures and Lithological Changes in Rocks Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04264830 THz Pulse Generation and Detection in a Single Crystal Layout Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04238053 Association of a fractional order controller with an optimal model-based approach for a robust, safe and high performing control of nonlinear systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04238423

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Ultra Low Power 32-bit Microcontroller With Minimal Instruction Set for Internet of Things Applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04118403 A Low-Cost Bench for Training Students in Power Amplifier and Digital Predistortion Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04118411 High-Performance Gallager-E Decoders for Hard Input LDPC Decoding on Multi-core Devices Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04103371 A compact bidirectional reconfigurable 2nd-order low-pass filter for 5G FR2 applications Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04142776 Apprendre autrement : les FabLabs à/et l'école Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04073588 Early Detection of Oscillatory Failure Case for Fault-Tolerant Flight Control System Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04024017 Volterra equations for fractional behaviors modeling with application to lithium-ion cells Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04110093 Creation of neural melodies in the frame of an international student project Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04103248 Une étude terminologique de la communication hypertexte web. Caractéristique du domaine universitaire. Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-00674113 A PAE-Controlled Wideband Power Amplifier for Sub-6GHz 5G Applications in 28nm FDSOI Technology Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-03937315 Facteurs de persévérance et d'abandon dans l'enseignement supérieur Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04248143 Implantation d'un détecteur de préambules vobulés par satellite en orbite basse Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04310386 Susceptibility Modelling of SMPS Input Stage Under High Current Pulse Injection Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04323610 High-frequency Scalable Modelling of 100 GHz Class Uni-Travelling Carrier Photodiodes Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04231588 A 26-44GHz 28nm CMOS FD-SOI Slow-Wave Tunable Hybrid Coupler for 5G Application Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04225781 A Walsh-based Arbitrary Waveform Generator for 5G Applications in 28nm FD-SOI CMOS Technology Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04217454 L'usage de ChatGPT comme assistant du chercheur en SHS : apports, limites et risques Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04248025 Blackbody source-based terahertz nondestructive testing with augmented reality Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04230902 Un amplificateur de puissance Doherty basé sur un coupleur hybride inductif résilient VSWR FD-SOI CMOS 3:1 24-31 GHz 28 nm Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04234362 Multi-modes control for semi-active suspension systems Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-02517775 Enhanced absorption spectroscopy sensing using a polymer micro-resonator on a porous silicon substrate Lien HAL : https://hal.science/hal-04303430
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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