One ambition : to grow !
By extending the CNRS AtlanSTIC federation, the academic bodies involved are aiming for growth within Europe and internationally in computer science and cybernetics in five areas of expertise :
Data science / Complex systems / Content and interactions / Software science / Robotics
To achieve this growth, three principal objectives will be pursued to strengthen coordination between laboratories :
Increasing the visibility of researcher-lecturers (by obtaining ERC grants, for example)
Attracting and recruiting researchers working on AtlanSTIC 2020 themes
Developing international academic mobility for both outgoing and incoming lecturers
Four cutting-edge research laboratories
Le Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (le LS2N) est une nouvelle Unité Mixte de Recherche (UMR6004) créée en janvier 2017, et résultant de la fusion des UMR IRCCyN (UMR6597 : Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes), et LINA (UMR6241 : Laboratoire d’Informatique de Nantes Atlantique).
Le LS2N a 5 co-tutelles et partenaires : le CNRS, l’Ecole Centrale de Nantes, l’Inria, l’Institut Mines Télécom Atlantique et l’Université de Nantes. Il est situé à Nantes sur 5 sites géographiques. Son activité de recherche est structurée en 5 pôles de compétence et 5 thèmes transverses.
Les pôles de compétences :
- Conception et Conduite de Systèmes ;
- Robotique, Procédés, Calculs ;
- Sciences des Données et de la Décision
- Signaux, mages, Ergonomie et Langues,
- Science du Logiciel et des Systèmes Distribués.
Les thèmes transverses
- Entreprise du futur ;
- Gestion de l’énergie et maîtrise des impacts environnementaux ;
- Sciences du vivant ;
- Véhicules et Mobilités ;
- Création, Culture et Société numérique.
LARIS (the Angevin systems engineering laboratory) is a research group in the University of Angers that brings together researchers from five of the university’s departments (ISTIA, IUT, Science faculty, ESTHUA, ISSBA), University Hospital, UCO and ESAIP. Its teams work on three principal interconnected topics :
· Dynamic systems and optimization
· Information, signal, image and life sciences
· Dependability and computer-aided decision-making
LERIA (the Angers ICT laboratory) is a research group within the Ministry of Research. The laboratory is situated in the ICT department of the Science faculty at the University of Angers.
LERIA researchers conduct fundamental and applied ICT research, in particular in the following fields :
· Artificial intelligence : knowledge interaction and natural language processing
· Optimization : metaheuristics and hybrid design and modelling
LIUM (the ICT laboratory of the University of Maine) groups together the majority of the university’s ICT lecturers. The teams’ two areas of research are:
· Intelligent tutoring systems
· Speech recognition and machine translation
Sharing research with the business world
This research should not just stay in the labs !
Atlanstic 2020 is committed to developing the link between digital practices and markets, in particular through interdisciplinary and collaborative research where the following meet :
Mechanics/Electronics/Energy/Health/Social sciences and humanities/Education
Dictanova is a start-up enabling its clients to analyse online client feedback.
These tools have their origins in the promotion and development of research carried out by LINA’s three founders and associates; derived from basic research in linguistics, they are the product of applied ICT research.
A pioneering prototype of the tool was developed in 2006 as part of the ANR Blogoscopie research project (the first national project on opinion surveys, images and trends).
The company, founded on 1 December 2011 and situated in Nantes, raised €1.2 million in 2016 to further its development.
Voxolab is a LIUM spinoff that, using SaaS technology, commercialises various technologies developed as part of the research project, in particular :
- Enhanced real-time transcription
- Man/machine interfaces that recognise isolated phrases and key words in real time
- Automatic subtitle generation with soundtrack synchronization
Its product, Voxospeech, was shortlisted for European Commission’s innovation award.