About: In 1992, Laboratoire dâAutomatique ENSM became LAN (Laboratoire dâAutomatique de Nantes), which was the first local research assembly shared by ENSM and University of Nantes. During the same year, Ecole des Mines has been created in Nantes. Its research areas were automatic control, robotics, and were of production systems. On the other point, a substantial research was developed by University in the domain of image processing. Thus, it lead to the creation of a new institute presenting all these research actions in information sciences (except pure computer science) as well as a new building (1998) which is still our main building on the campus of ECN. In detail, LAN became IRCyN (Institut de Recherche en CybernÃ©tique de Nantes) in 1995, with 3 local administrative additions (University, ECN, EMN), and became UMR CNRS at the beginning 1996-1999. Similar, the University of Nantes has succumbed to the agreement of the CNRS a fresh laboratory Â« SystÃ¨mes Electroniques et Informatiques Â». CNRS was ready to support it in the edge of IRCyN which became in 2000 IRCCyN. in 2001, IRCCyN has joined a new team from Life Sciences Â« PsyCoTec Â» (Psychology, Cognition, Technology) intricated in Cognitive Psychology, Ergonomy and Man-Machine interactions. Before the arrival of PsyCoTec, the novelty of IRCCyN rested was on the strong coupling between cybernetics and mechanics, supported by ENSM and CNRS since 1984. With this new team, the human dimension augmented this technological context. Lastly, in 2004, University has decided to take out of IRCCyN the former SETRA division (whose the research topics are close from electronics) with a new ineffective attempt to get independent CNRS label. Research Teams The ACSED team was formed in the year 1998, around the unifying theme of the control of production systems, including the control of strongly constrained systems et the organization and coordination of susch systems in the context of real-time closed-loop control. Research areas include Control of strongly constrained systems; Holonic approach and reactive control; Human factors in control of production systems. The ADTSI team carries research activities in the field of statistical processing of signals and images. The main intention is to craft organizational tools suitable for the abstraction of useful evidence that are enclosed in data issued from diverse measuring modalities. The major themes developed within the ADTSI team are: Learning based Decision; Inverse Problems; Optimization and Bayesian simulation. Teaching The IRCCyN offers outstanding amenities and resources for PhD students which includes access to library resources, office space, computer facilities, and experimental equipments. Our PhD students also obtain admirable support from academic administrators who are leaders in their fields, and a huge number of extremely qualified and motivated technical staff. The PhD degree includes three years full-time research. The main purpose of the PhD programme is to offer graduates with the skills to demeanour independent research at the maximum level. The thesis grants an original input to knowledge or understanding in the field of study, and meets standard international standards for such work.