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Digital Models (MN)

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.


The MN programme is dedicated to research in modeling, simulation and optimization leading to the creation of virtual digital worlds. These digital worlds are at the core of advanced scientific research, industry and services. They play a key role: 

  • to understand and to predict: for the design and analysis of complex systems and for the deepening of scientific knowledge in all sectors of industry and services, in all current major scientific challenges and in critical societal issues such as environment and climate change, biology or health;
  • to design and to control: whether the world of research or that of the industry, numerical simulation and optimization have become essential to assist the design of products, processes, production facilities, surveillance and more generally for the control of complex systems;
  • to decide and to act: the simulations are tools for strategic decision making, reducing design cycles, for optimizing and operating industrial processes and to assess the risks before making any decision. Finally, they are the only global element that can integrate and visualize all available information and interaction, be it factual or inherent in the external environment, and therefore allow the best possible decisions.

General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Click here to find more information on the MN call for proposals (call text, submission files, etc.)

Contact (preferably by e-mail):

Cyril Demange
+33 1 73 54 81 62

Bertrand Braunschweig
+33 1 78 09 80 16

Release date of the call: Friday 26 November 2010

Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 24 February 2011 13:00