The MIB (*Materials and systems Institute of Bordeaux*) is one of the first 20 French joint research organisms to have received the "Carnot label" from the MNRT (Research and New Technology under Ministry). This "label" recognises quality and professionalism in joint research in the domain of materials and systems. The consortium includes 11 laboratories including the LaBRI and specifically the modelling, simulation, graphs and virtual reality themes. Its principal objectives are to meet the technological needs of industry (large, medium and small companies) by means of projects, and to contribute to the restructuring of joint research and the development of scientific resources.
LaBRI researchers collaborate actively with other laboratories and industry either through institutional networks, generally arising from research grants, or directly.
LaBRI researchers participate also in national research groups (GDR)such as ARP (Architecture, Networks and Parallelism), ALP (Algorithms, Language and Programming), I3 (Information, Interaction, Intelligence) and Génolevures, and many projects have been
successful in national research grant applications.
- CNRS Young teams (bioinformatics; games logic and automata; graphs; distributed algorithms on evolving structures; interactive construction and navigation; partition of integers at the interface of combinatorics),
- CNRS MathSTIC projects,
- CNRS Spcific Actions (Bio-informatic algorithms; Modelling and algorithms for RNA structures; New graph models and algorithms for biology; Large graph algorithms; Automata, distributed and timed models; Discrete geometry for spatio-temporal image analysis; Real time rendering; Discrete geometry and algorithms; Perceptive image treatment; Multimedia indexing; Scalable and robust compression of video signals; Robustness testing; Telecommunications component testing; Formal approaches for analysis and reliable synthesis of hybrid dynamic systems; Grid programming methodology),
- RNRT (National Telecommunications Research Network) projects: Calife, Platonis, V2net, Swan, adaptable distributed infrastructure kernel,
- RNTL (National Research and Innovation Network on Software Technology): PerfRV, Averroes, Morse, ARGOS, Domus videum,
- RNTS (National Health Technology Network) projects:
- Research Ministry Concerted Incitative Actions: "Young researchers", "New Mathematics Interfaces", "Security and Computing", "Mass Data", "IMPBio Computing, Mathematics, Physics and Molecular Biology", "GRID: Globalisation of Computing resources and Data (participation of the LaBRI in the GRID'5000 operation),
- ANR (National Research Agency): 2005 research grants (partial information) 13 projects accepted of the 26 submitted by the LaBRI,
- Thematic Project grants: ARA MDMSA ("Mass Data: Modeling, Simulation, Applications" Program): ALPAGE, MASSIM, NatSim, SPANGEO projects; ARA SSIA ("Security, Embedded Systems & Ambient Intelligence" Program): CrySCoE, SARAH projects; CIGC ("Intensive Computation and Computing Grids" research program): DISC, LEGO, NUMASIS, PARA projects;
- Non-Thematic Project grants: BIOLOGIE (Biology and Health): GENARISE project, STIC (Information and Communications Science and Technology): A3PAT, SADA projects.
The LaBRI also maintains regular relations with the computing research teams of the Aquitaine region and the wider South-West: Bayonne, La Rochelle, Limoges, Poitiers and Pau.
The quality of the research carried out at the LaBRI and its size make it visible and attractive for possible
institutional or industrial, regional, national or European partners. Thus the LaBRI has hosted more than 70 foreign researchers in the last four years and has been significantly involved in many European projects and international research programs:
- Competitivity poles
- European RTN (Research Training Network) projects
- European projects involving industrial partners
LaBRI researchers collaborate actively with other laboratories and with industry either in institutional networks often resulting from research grants or directly: