Georges Giralt Symposium , october 28, 2013

28 octobre 2013


Georges Giralt (1930-2013) was a co-founder and influential leader of LAAS-CNRS. His early works in Electronics and Automatic Control started a strong avenue of research that shaped LAAS-CNRS activities. In the mid-seventies, he initiated with HILARE the adventure of mobile robotics in Europe and pioneered a new scientific era. He is widely remembered as a passionate and inspiring leader, as well as a dedicated community builder. As a tribute to Georges Giralt’s heritage and visionary outlook, LAAS-CNRS is organizing a scientific symposium gathering distinguished invited speakers that will cover several research topics that are part of the current research areas at LAAS. This day will conclude with a Panel honoring Georges’ memory, followed by a ceremony dedicating the building hosting the ADREAM project to Georges Giralt.


9:00 Welcome address, LAAS Director

9:15 Outline of demonstrations and posters

Invited talks: Visions & Perspectives

9:30 Robert Austin, Princeton University, USA
Game Theory, Cancer and the Death Galaxy
10:25 Coffee break, demonstrations and posters

10:55 Karl Johan Åström, University of Lund , Sweden
Controls - A Perspective

Francis Bach, Inria, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Big Learning: New Challenges and Opportunities

12:45 Lunch break, demonstrations and posters

14:15 Marc- Olivier Gewaltig, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne , Switzerland
The Human Brain Project  : Chances and Challenges for Computer Science

15:10 Paolo Dario, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa , Italy
Science and Engineering of BioRobotics: the Vision of Robot Companions for Assisted Living

16:05 Coffee break, demonstrations and posters

Georges Giralt's Legacy

17:00 Panel and Contributions from Abroad

Daniel Estève, LAAS-CNRS (moderator)
Michel Combarnous, University of Bordeaux
Jean-Louis Lacombe, IFFRES
Bernard Espiau, Inria
Philippe Bidaud, ONERA
Michel Maurette, CNES
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University
Raja Chatila, INS2I-CNRS

18:00 Ceremony at the " Georges Giralt Building " at LAAS

18:15 Cocktail

Registration is free, but mandatory/L'inscription est gratuite mais obligatoire

Cycle de Conférences Georges Giralt "Sharing Network Resources" par Jean Walrand

27 mai 2014


Le LAAS-CNRS organise un cycle de conférences faisant intervenir des scientifiques de renom dans les différents domaines de recherche du laboratoire. L'intitulé de ce cycle est lié au nom de Georges Giralt, adjoint scientifique de Jean Lagasse, directeur fondateur du LAAS-CNRS, en raison de son aptitude à encourager et à tirer partie de l'interdisciplinarité, notamment en s'appuyant sur l'expérience acquise lors de son parcours.

Ce cycle reprend et perpétue le fil des conférences de prestige organisées pour des occasions spéciales.

Ces conférences, d'une durée d'une heure (exposé 45 mn + questions 15 mn) ont pour but d'établir un rendez-vous régulier, largement ouvert à la communauté toulousaine et bien au-delà.

La première conférence aura lieu au LAAS-CNRS le 27 mai 2014 à 17h00 en salle de conférences.

Information complémentaire : http://conf.laas.fr/talk

Inscription : http://registration.laas.fr/JeanWalrandSeminar

Conférence "Software quality, dependability and safety in embedded systems" par le Pr. Philip Koopman

04 juin 2014


Résumé :

Embedded computers seem to be everywhere and are increasingly used in applications as diverse as transportation, medical equipment, industrial controls, and consumer products. We often trust embedded systems with mission-critical functions, and even or own lives. But the designers of such systems (and especially thier managers) are often domain experts who have not been formally trained in software development. While many embedded systems work well, I frequently see problems ranging from the subtle to the catastrophie. In this talk I will identify commonly occurring technical, process, and quality assurance issues based on my experience performing more than 135 industry design reviews. Common problems include a lack of embedded-specific software engineering skills, software process gaps, and a failure to appreciate that more than just product-level testing is required to create high quality software. Most of these problems cannot simply be fixed by adopting a! tool, but rather require a change of culture and perspective in engineering organizations. All too often, the developers and their management simply don't realize they have gotten in over their heads as their product's software has escalated from performing a simple supporting function to providing make-or-break product functionality.

Séminaire "High-Performance Microwave Active Circuits for some Interesting Applications" Jeudi 19 juin 2014

19 juin 2014


This talk will present an overview of the activities in the microwave group at the University of Colorado, Boulder, followed by a more detailed discussion of a few specific projects: (1) wireless powering for low-power sensor platforms and other wireless powering applications; (2) micro-fabricated G-band frequency-steered antenna arrays for planetary landing radar operating in the 130 to 180GHz frequency range; (3) high-efficiency microwave transmitters for non-constant envelope communication and radar signals, from 2.5kW to 5W in power level, and 450MHz to 10GHz in frequency;  and time-permitting, microwave radiometers for internal body thermometry. Related to the first topic, for example, ISM-band (915 MHz, 2.45GHz and 5.8GHz) rectennas integrated with power management circuitry and low-power wireless sensors will be described. Additionally, rectenna arrays for various applications ranging from broadband 2-18GHz harvesting to 1.96GHz cellular base-station power recycling will be shown. 

Zoya Popovic is a Distinguished Professor and the Hudson Moore Jr. Endowed Chair of Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado. She obtained her Dipl.Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her Ph.D. at Caltech. She has graduated 46 PhDs and currently advises 16 doctoral students in various areas of microwave engineering. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of two IEEE MTT Microwave Prizes for best journal papers, the White House NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow award, the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal, the ASEE/HP Terman Medal and the German Humboldt Research Award. She was named IEEE MTT Distinguished Educator in 2013. She has a husband physicist and three daughters who can all solder. 



Workshop MicroNanoBio Systems, MNBS2014

21 octobre 2014


 Le LAAS-CNRS a le plaisir d’annoncer la co-organisation avec la communauté européenne du colloque annuel consacré aux « Micro-Nano-Bio-Convergence Systems », MNBS’14.

Date : 21 to 22 Octobre 2014
Lieu : LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Inscription gratuite mais obligatoire : 15/09/14
Poster / Démonstrateurs: 15/09/14
Objectifs de la conférence
Les micro-nano-bio systèmes sont des technologies d’interface puisqu’ils sont issus des sciences de l’ingénieur et ils visent à produire des outils pour les sciences de la vie et de l’environnement. La communauté européenne organise annuellement une conférence réunissant les acteurs clés issus de l’industrie, de la recherche académique, les utilisateurs et les représentants de la communauté européenne pour faire le point sur ces technologies. L’objectif de MNBS’14 est d’identifier les besoins et les challenges pour la conception des MNBS et accélérer le transfert de l’innovation vers le marché. Une consultation pour identifier les challenges et les besoins en recherche et innovation pour la conduite des futurs projets du programme H2020.

Grandes lignes du programme
·         Trois sessions thématiques seront organisées pour identifier les besoins en MNBS pour la médecine ou les sciences de l’environnement et de l’alimentation.
·         Revue des projets financés par la communauté européenne focalisée sur la stratégie de réponse aux besoins d’utilisateurs dans la démarche d’innovation
·         Une session sur le transfert des projets R&D vers l’industrie fondée sur les leçons de l’action européenne COWIN
·         Une consultation et une table ronde sur les challenges et les opportunités pour les MNBS

Orateurs confirmés

Dr. Patrick Boisseau - Chairman of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine
Dr. Mark Bowkett - R&D Tellabs
Dr. María Luisa Fernández-Cruz - Department of Environment, INIA
Dr. Alexei Grinbaum - CEA-Saclay, SPEC/LARSIM
Prof. Pierre Monsan - Director Toulouse White Biotechnology
Dr. Eric Petroto - Global Head Drug Delivery & Closed Loop Sanofi Diabetes
Dr. Miquel Tàron - Pangaeabiotech
Prof. Bruno Vellas - Head of Geriatrics service, Toulouse hospital
Julien Venne - European & International Affairs, Centre National de Référence Santé à domicile et Autonomie
William Vivien - Bertin Technologies
Inscription gratuite (déjeuners et pauses café) mais obligatoire avant le 15 septembre 2014

Contact: mnbs2014@laas.fr