IRIT: Institut de recherche en Informatique de Toulouse

IRIT: Institut de Recherche en Informatique de ToulouseL'IRIT, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, is a Joint Research Unit, UMR 5505, shared by the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique National" (CNRS), the "Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse" (INPT), the "Université Paul Sabatier" (UPS) and the "Université des Sciences Sociales Toulouse 1" (UT1).

The IRIT, established in 1990, represents one of the main players in computer science research in France, with a workforce of more than 220 researchers and lecturers.

IRIT's objectives has can be measured both at a research level and in terms of training and technology transfer.

IRIT has seven elements with 20 research groups attached to them:

  •  1: Information Analysis and Synthesis
  •  2: Indexing and Information Search
  •  3: Interaction, Autonomy, Dialogue and Cooperation
  •  4: Reasoning and Decision
  •  5: Modelization, Algorithms and High Performance Calculus
  •  6: Architecture, Systems and Networks
  •  7: Safety of Software Development

These highlight the scientific coverage of IRIT in all aspects of current research in computer science. The range of topics covered allows scientists to draw up ambitious projects and to meet the demand of the socio-economic world. This diversity within the Institute is a very important source of multidisciplinary and complementarity.

VORTEX, one of IRIT's research groups, and Prooftag company are involved in the investigation of an algorithm with invariable signature for the Bubble Tag.

The goal is to establish a robust reading process to deliver a secure invariant signature allowing simultaneously authentication and identification. This will strengthen the overall process implemented by the methodology of traceability recommended by project Geowine.

The Geowine project gives to the team a concrete framework for the study of robust algorithms which are applications of projective geometry using the properties of primitives such as conical forms (ellipses). The Bubble Tag enables the development of good illustrations of these principles. The comparison of theoretical results with the complexity and variability of the reality to better test the robustness of algorithms.

The Geowine system protects the expertise of the wine industry. Combating counterfeiting also involves the dissemination of information especially through Internet.

SIERA, another IRIT research group, brings its expertise in secure handling of information exchanged between partners. Implementing tools for tracing information means that the security of information delivered via the system is genuine and authentic. The research team offer security tools for the authenticity of the information on the web portal. Furthermore anyone at any time can trace the person who delivered the information. Thanks to this project, the research group SIERA is able to validate the work that its members undertake on technology access control and secure information systems.