Computer Science (DISC) department
Computer science and complex systems
Mobile networks, distributed systems, verification and validation of software and embedded devices

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DISC Presentation

DISC (department of computer science and complex systems) is FEMTO-ST’s computer science department. Its principal activity is to model, simulate, develop and validate complex systems.

Research focus areas

With its varied skills and strategic areas of research in computer science, as identified by the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique), and also reflected in the Horizon 2020 programs, the DISC Department is focused on:

New programming skills whose goal is to master the constantly growing complexity of software, so as to ensure greater reliability and to guarantee safety in their implementation;

New methods of modeling, simulating, optimizing and solving large-scale problems.

Research teams

With its 100 members, the department includes 4 research teams:

› The AND team (Algorithmique Numérique Distribuée)
- Digital simulation and grid computing
- Sensor networks, chaos and discrete dynamic systems
- Biocomputing

› The CARTOON team (Collaboration Algorithmique répartie, Réseaux, Optimisation et Ordonnancement)
- Wireless sensor networks and limited resource systems
- Algorithms for distributed collaboration and scheduling

› The OMNI team (Optimization, Mobility, NetworkIng)
- Multiscale mobile networks

› The VESONTIO team (Vérification et validation de logiciels et de systèmes embarqués)
- Model-based tests; applications for safety and embedded systems
- Algorithmics for finite models; applications for verification

Four domains of application thus emerge:
› Reliability, security and safety in complex systems
› Smart distributed micro- and nanosystems
› Distributed high-performance computing
› E-Health and biocomputing (Biom’@x)

Contact and location

DISC Department personnel are located at 3 different sites, in Besançon, Belfort and Montbéliard.

Tel: (33 3) 81 66 65 15 - Fax: (33 3) 81 66 64 50

UFR Sciences - Route de Gray
25030 BESANÇON Cedex