Professor of Computer Science

Current professional activities

  • Adjunct chair for specialized conferences : ACM SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (2007-2016)
  • Member of the Executive Committee (EC) and the Conference Management Committee (CMC) of ACM SIGCHI (2007-2016)
  • Member of the U.K. EPSRC college (2006-2014)
  • French representative at IFIP TC 13  committee (1999-)
  • Vice-chair of IFIP TC 13  committee (2010-2016)
  • Secertary of IFIP WG 13.5 on Human Error, Safety and System Development  (2011-2014)
  • Member of the administrative council of AFIHM (French society on HCI) (2010-2014)
  • Member of the scientific council of AFIHM (French society on HCI-CPPMS) (2001-)
  • Member recruitment board (collège scientifique) at UPS (2004-2016)

Past-recent professional activities

  • Former Member of the scientific council at  UPS (2008-2012) + (2012-2016) - stepped down on Jan.7th 2013 - one of the reasons (decision of the president to increase taxes on research contract by 30% - current rate of taxes: 19.6% VAT + 11% (univ) + 5% (IRIT Lab) =  35.6 % a record for sure)) Another reason: degradation of the policy on scientific bonus for research (prime d'excellence scientifique))
  • Chair of IFIP WG 13.5 on Human Error, Safety and System Development  (2001-2011)

Some recent journal papers

  • Celia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque. 2013. A Multi-Formalism Approach for Model-Based Dynamic Distribution of User Interfaces of Critical Interactive Systems. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Elsevier, vol 18, 2013.
  • Sergio Firmenich, Gustavo Rossi, Marco Antonio Winckler, Philippe Palanque. 2013. An approach for supporting distributed user interface orchestration over the Web. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Elsevier, vol.18,.2013
  • Eric Barboni, Celia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Marco Antonio Winckler. 2013. Bridging the Gap between a Behavioural Formal Description Technique and User Interface description language: Enhancing ICO with a Graphical User Interface markup language. Science of Computer Programming. Elsevier
  • Camille Fayollas, Jean-Charles Fabre, Philippe Palanque, Eric Barboni, David Navarre, Yannick Deleris. 2013. Interactive Cockpits as Critical Applications: a Model-Based and a Fault-Tolerant Approach. International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems. Inderscience Publishers, 4, 3, 202-226
  • David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Jean-François Ladry, Eric Barboni. ICOs: a Model-Based User Interface Description Technique dedicated to Interactive Systems Addressing Usability, Reliability and Scalability. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, ACM SIGCHI, Vol. 16 N. 4, p. 1-56, 2009
  • David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Eric Barboni, Jean-François Ladry, Célia Martinie. Designing for resilience to hardware failures in interactive systems: A model and simulation-based approach. International Journal on  Reliabilty Engineering and System Safety (2010), pp. 854-890.

Most recent accepted paper


    Fayollas C., Fabre J.-C., Palanque P., Cronel M., Navarre D., Deleris Y. A software-implemented fault-tolerance approach for control and display systems in avionics. 20th IEEE Pacific Rim Int. Symposium on Dependable Computing. 2014 (PRDC 2014).

Research Consortia (go here to get more details about projects)

  • Partner and dissemination co-chair of TWIN-TIDE ICT Action IC0904 (2010-2013) - Transectorial usability and user experience evaluation
  • Partner and board member of TIMELY COST Action TD0904 (2010-2013) - perception of time
  • Principal Investigator of the TORTUGA CNES funded project (2009-2011) - training tasks and systems models integration
  • Partner of the EURCONTROL WP-E SPAD Project (2011-2014) - System Performance under Automation Degradation (in Air Traffic Management)
  • Principal Investigator of the ALDABRA CNES funded project (2011-2012) - UsiXML behavioural extensions for satelite ground segments
  • Partner of the EURCONTROL WP-E HALA! research network (2010-2014) - Higher Automation Level  in Aviation
  • Partner of FENICS  industrial project (2012-2015) - Futurs Cockpit, Fondement pour l'Etude de Nouvelles Interactions pour les futurs CockpitS projet porté par AIRBUS (CORAC - Council for Civil Aeronautics Research )
  • Partner of MARACCASS CNES funded project (2012-2013) - Models and Architectures for the Resilience and Adaptability of Collaborative Collision Avoidance System for Spacecraft

Current and Future Programme Committees - Earlier Programme Committees

  • Future Programme Committees

INTERACT 2015 (Full paper co-chair) ... to be completed

2013 Programme Committees

INTERACT 2013 (Doctoral Consortium co-chair), CHI 2013 (Engineernig community co-chair), EICS 2013  ... to be completed

Current PhD students under (co-)supervision

  • Martina Ragosta (Automation Degradation in Air Trafic Management - Eurocontrol funding)
  • Arnaud Hamon (A Notation and a Tool for the Specification and  Validation of Post-WIMP and Touch Interfaces and Interaction in Civil Cockpit - Airbus / CIFRE funding)
  • Camille Fayollas (Fault-Tolerance for Usable Interacive Cockpits - Airbus funding)
  • Jari Nisula (Trafi funding)
  • Martin Cronel (Multimodal Interactions in critical contexts - FENICS funding)

Recent PhD students (usually co-supevised) since I arrived at Univ. Toulouse III - 2001 - other PhD students

Job offers

Master students: If you are interested in doing a PhD in the field of Interactive Systems Engineering or in doing an internship with me, please contact me.

Short Bio

Pr. Philippe Palanque is professor in Computer Science at the University Toulouse 3. From 1998 to 2006 Philippe Palanque was head of the LIIHS research team and since 2007 is head of the IHCS research group at IRIT. Starting in 1995 he spent 2 years at CENA (Research center of civil aviation) to develop and apply formal specification and interactive system design techniques to the field of air traffic control. For 4 years now he has been involved in several research projects funded by the French Department of Defense dealing with the notations and tools for the specification of real-time interactive systems (including Command and Control systems for drones, multimodal interfaces for military cockpits and ground segment systems in satellite control rooms …). As for civil aviation, he is now involved in the specification and certification issues of new interactive cockpits (that have to be compliant with ARINC 661 specification standard) of aircraft including A380, A400M and Boeing 787. He is chair of the IFIP Working group 13.5 on Human Error Safety and System Development and is adjunct chair for specialized conferences within ACM SIGCHI (Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction). He edited and co-edited eight books or conference proceedings and co-authored more than 100 refereed publications in international conferences and journals.