wimmics is a joint research team between Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée and I3S (CNRS and Université Nice Sophia Antipolis).
Our team is located in Sophia Antipolis in Alpes-Maritimes, 8 km from Antibes, 12 km from Cannes and 28 km from Nice.
Mail: INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée 2004, route des Lucioles - BP 93 06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex Tel.: +33 (0)4 92 38 77 77
Location: Polytech’Nice-Sophia, 930 route des Colles, BP 145, 06903 Sophia Antipolis CEDEX, FRANCE
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