LINA (UMR 6241) is a "software sciences and technologies" laboratory with an overall workforce of 170. It covers two research themes: distributed software architectures (DSA) and decision-making aid systems (DMAS). It is directed by Pierre Cointe.
The DSA theme addresses in particular problems relating to software engineering and data management, in mass distribution, nomadic, communicating and adaptive architectures.
The DMAS theme includes research aimed at developing algorithms and high performance software tools relating to decision-making aids, language processing, knowledge management and bio-informatics...
In order to develop these major research areas, LINA relies on ten research teams. These teams are based at two sites: La Lombarderie (Faculty of Sciences and Techniques) and La Chantrerie (Ecole des Mines de Nantes and Polytech’Nantes). At present, one of these teams (ASCOLA) is common to the INRIA research centre of Rennes Bretagne Atlantique. It reinforces the Nantes/Rennes collaboration in the fields of "Software engineering" and "Databases". LINA’s scientific programme is currently divided into 3 major objectives:
To achieve these three goals, LINA relies on the forces already in place, in particular in terms of experienced researchers, its existing international reputation and its participation in many ANR and European projects. These forces gain strength from new synergies arising from the new doctoral school STIM, the regional project MILES and the "STIC and CALCULS" CPER state-region research contract.