With more than 250 staff in research laboratories at INSA-Rennes, University of Rennes 1 and Supelec Rennes, IETR offers a high level of expertise to the industrial and scientific communities. The institute has some 250 lecturer-researchers, engineers, Ph.D students and admin staff. The last evaluation of IETR by the AERES (National Agency of Research Assessment) has resulted in an "A" note with several quality points underlined, such as its local, national and international visibility in the information and communication sciences. Between 2006 and 2009, 118 PhD had been defended and 41 post-doctorate students had been hosted. Activities with Industrial partners are very high and are still increasing (3.5 million Euros in 2009) showing a real interest from the industry.
The IETR Image and Remote Sensing Group has various activities within three domains applied on image and video documents: analysis/interpretation, coding/representation, rapid prototyping and embedded systems8. The main strength of the group is to cover a large research domain from the conception of new algorithms to their implementation on embedded systems. It allows the group to be involved in several research projects in which both skills where required.
The group has acquired during the last decade a huge experience in the design of software/hardware systems. The laboratory proposed several video applications on heterogeneous platforms and MPSoC. The IETR Image and Remote Sensing Group is very active in the MPEG and the JPEG consortiums as a member of the French National Body (FNB). 44 proposals for the MPEG consortium have been carried out since 2007. An innovative image and video codec is studied and is proposed as a future JPEG standard. Several coding algorithms have been proposed for dedicated needs: MPEG4 SP, AVC and SVC. The Orcc compilation infrastructure supporting the MPEG RVC standard is currently developed. This tool generates code for several platforms, including hardware (VHDL), software (C/C++, Java, LLVM ...), and heterogeneous platforms (mixed hardware/software) from a RVC-CAL description. The RVC-CAL descriptions follow the semantic of the DPN Model of Computation. The mapping/scheduling of the generated code has to be chosen by the user. The IETR Image and Remote Sensing Group is involved in the edition of the new MPEG RVC and the future RGC MPEG standards.
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