Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies
A major actor in research, development and innovation, the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) conducts research in four key areas: low-carbon energies, information technology and health technology, Very Large Research Infrastructures (TGIR), defence and global security.
CEA produced 4357 scientific publications in 2010 (ISI base), and has 4200 patent families in portfolio. In 2011, the total CEA workforce consisted of 16000 employees with a budget of 4.3 billion Euros. CEA is engaged in 530 projects financed by Europe (FP7).
At the heart of tomorrow's issues, CEA LIST Institute focuses its R&D programs on Smart Digital Systems. Located at the heart of Saclay area (Paris region), the institute gathers 700 researchers, engineers and technicians on themes with strong economic and societal stakes. Its R&D programmes, with potentially major economic and social implications, centre on interactive systems (ambient intelligence), embedded systems (architecture, software and systems engineering), sensors and signal processing (industrial control systems, health, security and metrology).
The majority of CEA LIST activity is focused on joint research with key industrial markets like transports, energy, security and health: a hundred of partners – large accounts and SMEs, over 200 contracts signed per year, 10 high-tech start-ups created since 2001, a portfolio of 237 patents implemented at the international level, corresponding to 74 active licenses.
CEA's Role in ELECTRA IRP: A team from the LIST is specialized in decisions systems for energy management and develops for that signal analysis software tools as well as tools for multi-agents systems. These research activities cover data exploratory analysis, fusion of heterogeneous information, user's activity modelling, resources optimization, real time modelling, modelling of nominal functioning, pre-critical situation recognition, optimization / planning, supervision by fuzzy logic expert systems. CEA LIST will mainly contribute to WP8.
In the European dynamics, with a hundred of FP7 projects (12 as project leader) and a participation in several networks of excellence (NoE) and clusters, CEA-LIST is deeply involved in European research. The Institute is also a partner of several structuring initiatives, such as Artemis Joint Undertaking for embedded systems, thematic research alliances, such as EERA for energy, and the European Security Organisation.