Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes, France

Institution Background

The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions:

  • To evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society.
  • To contribute to the application and promotion of research results.
  • To develop scientific information.
  • To support research training.
  • To participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.

As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS carried out research in all fields of knowledge. CNRS encourages collaboration between specialists from different disciplines in particular with the university thus opening up new fields of enquiry to meet social and economic needs. CNRS laboratories (or research units) are located throughout France, and employ a large body of tenured researchers, engineers, and support staff.


Research Group Background

IRISA (Institute for Research in IT and Random Systems), founded in 1975, is a mixed research centre for IT, image and signal processing, and robotics. IRISA sits astride where these three sectors meet as Brittany’s major research laboratory in computer science. 750 researchers, 38 teams, 7 departments (Large Scale Systems/Networks, telecommunications and services/Language and software engineering/Digital signals and imaging, robotics/Media and communications/Data and knowledge management) explore the world of digital sciences to find applications in healthcare, the environment, transportation, multimedia, and industry…

myriadsThe Myriads research team beloging to IRISA laboratory is participating in the Nesus Action. Its main research interests concern autonomous management of Cloud infrastructures, dynamic adaptation of service-based applications and energy-efficiency in large-scale distributed systems. Myriads team was participating in the former COST Action IC0804 on energy-efficiency in large-scale distributed systems. It is also participating in national and European projects related to these topics (ANR EcoGrappe, CominLabs EPOC, ECO2Clouds, etc.).


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics


  • energy efficiency
  • cloud computing
  • Green computing
  • Green networking
  • sustainability