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The Laboratory

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:

  1. confirm and extend the impact of computer science research in Nantes on its two major development themes, DSA and DMAS, in partnership with CNRS and also INRIA,
  2. participate in the development of Nantes’ Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (ICST) ecosystem and feed innovative companies with people who are trained in research techniques and also in technological development schemes, and work with them to respond to calls for tenders from DGE, ANR and the European Union, by putting them in touch with our private research partners, in particular the major national and international groups,
  3. contribute to the development of a European ICST research centre jointly in two major regions Pays de la Loire and Brittany drawing on the support of the federation AtlanSTIC in Nantes, the INRIA centre and IRISA in Rennes and the worldwide competitive cluster "Images et Réseaux".

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.

Last update : Tuesday 26 September 2017