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The Laboratory (french acronym IRCCyN)

IRCCyN, "Research Institute of Communications and Cybernetics of Nantes" is a joint research unit of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), UMR CNRS 6597, primarily related to the Institute of Information Science and (INS2I), and the Institute of Engineering Sciences and Systems (INSIS) and the Institute of Biological Sciences (INSB).

Its local supervisory bodies are "Ecole Centrale de Nantes", "University of Nantes" and "Ecole des Mines de Nantes", member institutions of PRES UNAM ("Center for Research and Higher Education Nantes, Angers, Le Mans" ).

IRCCyN is a member of two research federations: AtlanSTIC (Federation of Research, Science and Technologies of Information and Communication, CNRS 2819) and IRSTV (Research Institute of Science and Technology of the City, CNRS 2488)

The scientific domains which are tackled within our 12 research teams cover a rather wide thematic spectrum, including:
  • control of complex systems
  • signal and image processing
  • video communications and handwriting recognition
  • robotics and mechanical systems with joints
  • computer aided mechanical design
  • * customer driven design
  • modelling and optimisation of production processes
  • virtual engineering for the improvement of industrial performance
  • real time systems
  • modelling and checking for embedded systems
  • Bioinformatics
  • logistics and production systems
  • discrete events and hybrid systems
  • cognitive psychology and ergonomics.

The research groups of IRCCyN are :