The IT, Image and Interaction Laboratory (L3i) is La Rochelle University’s research laboratory in the digital sciences sphere. The lab is certified as a Technological Research Team (ERT) by the French Ministry of Research. The L3i has a staff of nearly 100 members working in the fields of IT, Image and Interaction.
EIGSI and LM2I in particular develop collaborative projects on the mobility theme together with L3i. One of the research professors at LM2I, Benjamin Duthil, is also an Associate Researcher of L3i. Thanks to this collaboration, theses can be jointly supervised between EIGSI and L3i. Guillaume Bourgeois’ thesis is being funded by a grant from La Rochelle (CdA). As part of the SLESRI (Local Plan for Higher Education, Research and Innovation), La Rochelle sought to encourage closer ties between higher education institutions to raise their profile. The project selected concerns a joint project on Responsible Tech in the context of managing the reams of data associated with the Mobility theme. This project forms part of the “La Rochelle: Zero-Carbon Territory” Investments for the Future Programme (PIA).
Ikhlasse Hamzaoui’s thesis is being funded by the FRDISI foundation and CNRST. It is being carried out partly in Casablanca and partly in La Rochelle in stints lasting around one month. It also addresses the issue of Responsible Tech and focuses more particularly on the study of energy efficiency in the Cloud. This thesis has led to entirely correct scientific output jointly between L3i, EIGSI and LRI (Ref 21, 22, 28, 51 of Para I – 4). Responsible Tech is a theme that both EIGSI and L3i have in common, since two experts (one from EIGSI and the other from L3i) are national figures of authority and renowned leads in this emerging field.
The challenges associated with the growing use of digital technologies in the workplace are being studied at the school and taught to the engineering students. Working closely with La Rochelle University, EIGSI has got involved in teaching and sharing good Responsible Tech practices at the Responsible Tech Institute (INR). Finally, the partnership between EIGSI and L3I is also taking shape through the joint development of a Regional Research Network (R3) on Mobility. This R3 network has the encouragement and backing of the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region to bring together all of the research facilities and labs around a priority theme for the Region, for the purpose of coordinating them, giving them a showcase and enabling them to work effectively.