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BIOMIST : BIO Medical research Imaging SemanTic data management 

ANR CONTINT 2013 - n° ANR-13-CORD-0007 


The partners are :

Presentation of Partners :


Le groupe Cadesis

Cadesis is working on several industrial and research projects related to collaborative engineering projects management, customer’s need analysis and definition, product engineering solution specification, development, implementation and integration. Cadesis is also involved, with academic labs, in research works through R&D projects, funding and monitoring of PhD thesis, technical and scientific papers publications…

A strategic R&D goal for Cadesis is to develop new methodologies and tools to go beyond the current usage of PLM tools and data, knowledge management approaches and systems in various scientific fields (mechanical engineering, medical engineering sciences, chemical engineering…). This strategic orientation began five years ago when Cadesis initiated and then lead the ANR founded I-Semantec project that attempted to bridge the gap between PLM systems and knowledge management tools. In addition, two research projects related to product engineering field have already been conducted and validated between three of the partners: a first research project (through a CIFRE funded PhD) on Knowledge Management approach and software for product lifecycle between Cadesis and ICD; and a second research project (through another CIFRE funded PhD) on engineering data and knowledge management and integration in PLM, between Cadesis and Roberval laboratory.

Cadesis interest in the BMI field began five years ago when an increasing share of its customer portfolio in the medical field (design and manufacture of prosthesis and surgical tools) started to integrate MRI data in their product development process to develop custom-designed prosthesis while conforming to medical traceability standards (e.g. ISO 13485); the similarity of requirements and needs in order to manage BMI data were then found to be compatible with current PLM best practices and the added value brought by the usage of PLM software led Cadesis to put BMI data management in its R&D program.

Groupe d'Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle - GIN - UMR 5296

Laboratoire de recherche en neurosciences & en neuroimagerie anatomo-fonctionnelle

The GIN is a multidisciplinary research unit gathering scientists with initial training in various domains, namely mathematics and instrumentation for medical imaging, nuclear medicine and neurosciences, signal processing), psychiatry and cognitive neurosciences.

The project is based on a collective expertise acquired over 20 years of work in the domain of cognitive neuroimaging, that this group helped to found and to develop at the international level. The GIN possesses know-how for all functional imaging techniques (PET, MRI, EEG, MEG), from the design of experiments to data analysis.

Over 500 MRI studies have been carried out on 3T MR imagers by the researchers of the GIN. The GIN has also pioneered the establishment, management and analysis of very large multimodal databases combining imaging, psychometric and genetic data. Its expertise in this domain, gained through collaborations with neuro-epidemiologists over more than 15 years, is unique in France.

The GIN is a core member of the TRAIL Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx), and is an associated team of the BRAIN LabEx as well.

The GIN is also and involved in the i-SHARE cohort of excellence.

Laboratoire Roberval (UMR 7337 - Université Technologique de Compiègne)

University of Technology of Compiegne is represented in this project by the Roberval Laboratory (UMR CNRS 7337). The aim of this laboratory is the development of methods and tools for design, analysis and manufacture of products, mechanical structures, technical systems and machines based on:

  • Development of numerical methods for mechanical simulation and optimization.
  • Analysis of acoustics and vibrations.
  • Analysis of behavior of materials and surfaces.

A new transversal research axis called SIM (Systèmes Intégrés en Mécanique - Integrated Systems in Mechanic) was created in 2010. This axis is concerned by the BIOMIST project. The research activity of this axis focuses on two levels:

  • Component and subsystem level:  the multi-technologic and multi-physical of mechatronic compact systems (compact systems, metrology and contact less scanning) integration are developed. 
  • System level: Integrated engineering of functional requirements, technical characteristics and complex behavior (product-process design, robust design, product life cycle management and multi-expertise integration) are developed.

Institut Charles Delaunay (ICD - UMR 6279 - Université Technologique de Troyes).

The UTT Charles Delaunay Institute is composed of 7 research teams representing the main disciplines in Engineering and in Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies.

The Institute is composed of 8 teams:

  • TechCICO: Technologies for collaborative, Interactions and knowledge in organizations
  • LASMIS: Mechanical design and concurrent engineering
  • CREIDD: Sustainable development
  • LM2S: Modelization of systems safety
  • GAMMA3: Meshing and advanced technologies
  • LOSI: Optimizations and Industrial systems
  • ERA: Advanced Network
  • LNIO: Nanotechnologies and optics

More than 80% of the funding, excluding in-house researchers’ salaries , comes from research contracts, a quarter of which corresponds to contracts with companies .The results of the research carried out can be seen both in international scientific publications and technology transfer.

We sudy at TechCICO and LASMIS teams, knowledge engineering and management techniques and tools to support design activity and concurrent design. Our main work in Biomist project consists at integrating knwoledge management as support of the brain reserach activity. So, we aim at defining approach to keep track of knwoledge produced during this activity and to enhance knowledge reuse.