The CRM and INRIA has had a longstanding cooperation. On August 24, 1973, a cooperation agreement was signed between M. L'Abbé (VP Research, U de M), L. Le Cam (director of the CRM) and the academician J. L. Lions (director) of the LABORIA of the Institut de Recherche d'Informatique et d'Automatique (IRIA – initial name of INRIA). In 2003 the "Équipe INRIA associée à l'étranger ACE" (Aérosols, Cœur, Endoprothèses - Aerosols, Heart, Endoprotheses) was created by INRIA with the participation of the CRM, GIREF and the University of Ottawa and later expanded to include Taiwan. In May 2005 a Spring School and a Workshop on Mini invasive procedures in Medicine and Surgery took place in Montreal and was cosponsored by the CRM, INRIA, and MITACS. The cooperation of the CRM with INRIA was expanded in 2005 by the exchange and cooperation agreement with the Quebec government (FQRNT) as part of its educational and industrial strategies. Following the recent visit of the president of INRIA, Michel Cosnard, at MITACS headquarters at the end of July 2007, this meeting is a timely opportunity to foster cooperative links between INRIA, MITACS, and the Canadian Institutes building on the cooperation record of the CRM.

This meeting is preceeded by the Spring School "5th Montreal Scientific Computing Days", April 30 - May 2, 2008.

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