ICS Team

Head : Philippe PALANQUE

The Interactive Critical Systems (ICS) team at IRIT carries out research centered in the field of Human-Computer Interaction with a specific on the engineering of interactive systems. The mains scientific contributions deal with notations, processes and tools for the design, implementation and evaluation of interactive systems thus having a strong bias towards software engineering or more specifically the validation and verification aspects of interactive systems and technologies. ICS team focusses on the integration of multiple and sometimes conflicting properties such as usability, user experience, dependability and safety.

Human-Computer Interaction is by nature a multidisciplinary domain involving disciplines such as computer science, software engineering, psychology, ergonomics, … However, ICS team does not includes lecturers from these domains but rather collaborate with researchers in those disciplines through projects (e.g. 3 projects CORAC (FENICS, IKKY-MAGIC and IKKY-MATRHICS with Airbus Commercial Aircrafts) and international (e.g. secondment of Philippe Palanque at TU/E Eindhoven in 2019) but also with shared supervision  shared PhD supervision in different domains:

  • Fault tolerance for interactive systems (J-C . Fabre LAAS ) ;
  • Human factors for critical command and control systems (A. Pasquini DeepBlue) ;
  • Multimodal and multitouch interactions in critical contexts (focus on interactive cockpits) (Y. Deleris Airbus).

More details about projects (both running and finished) can be found on ICS web site.

ICS team is renowned for its research in HCI at regional, national and international levels:

  • Regional visibility with the management of the HCI master created in 2000 (Master informatique Interaction Homme-Machine) ;
  • National visibility with the recuring participation in the organisation of the main events in HCI including presidence of IHM 2009 (the Francophone conference on HCI) and the long lasting support to AFIHM with the presidence and participation of the steering committee of IHM conference series.
  • International visibility with the presidence of the IFIP Technical Committee TC13 on Human Computer Interaction. Beyond, ICS team members have a major participation in the ACM SIGCHI leadership with long lasting involvement in its Executive Committee and via the chairing of the steering committee of ACM CHI conference series.

The research contributions have been applied in various domains (but mainly to aeronautics and space) such as:

  • Air traffic control and more precisely user interfaces and interactions for air-ground communications with data-link technologies but also with automation design and impact of automation on controlers work (HALA ! research network and SPAD project) ;
  • Interactive cockpits both military (multimodal interactions (head tracking, voice recognition, multiple joysticks, touch) in collaboration with Thales) and civil (interactive applications compatible with « ARINC 661 specification » standard) in collaboration with Airbus‏ ;
  • Future multi-touch cockpits in close relationship and collaboration with Airbus Commercial Aircrafts and Airbus Helicopters ;
  • Satelite Ground segments (interactive systems for command and control systems via multiple long lasting cooperations with CNES) ;
  • Command and Control systems for drones (in collaboration with French Department of Defense DGA) ;
  • Web engineering (in collaboration with Genigraph (now Softeam Group)) ;
  • Home entertainment and leisure application domain (including remote controls) with close collaboration with the Austria, company ruwido.
  • Working on research projects with leading companies in those domains allow us to access large-scale case studies (otherwise inaccessible), real life data and problems and to ensure take-up ability and usefulness of our research results in industry. For instance, research work carried out with the European Space Agency (ESA) lead to the production of the Handbook on Human Dependability.
  • Multiple scientific contributions (international publications in the area of HCI, formal methods and software engineering) as well as more practical ones (ICS tools publicly available to the community and industry) have been produced over the years. Scientific work has been published in main journals in HCI (e.g. ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, Interacting With Computers, Int. Journal on Human-Computer Studies) as well as in safety and dependability (e.g. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Safety Science). The exhaustive list of publication from ICS group (since year 2000) is available here.

skills

human-machine interaction
interactive systems engineering
critical interactive systems

personnel of the team

Permanent members
Non-permanent members

publications of the team

International journals articles
National journals articles
Special issues of journal
International conferences articles
Conferences articles without published proceedings
Books Books edition Books parts
Thesis and HDR
  • Jari Nisula

    A risk management framework for a complex adaptive transport system

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, March 2018.

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  • Racim Mehdi Fahssi

    Identification systématique et représentation des erreurs humaines dans les modèles de tâches

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, December 2018.

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  • Thiago Rocha Silva

    A Behavior-Driven Approach for Specifying and Testing User Requirements in Interactive Systems

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, September 2018.

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  • Hélène Uninski

    Une ingénierie participative des exigences pour les systèmes interactifs complexes en aéronautique

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, December 2017.

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  • Martin Cronel

    Une approche pour l’ingénierie des systèmes interactifs critiques multimodaux et multi-utilisateurs : Application à la prochaine génération de cockpit d’aéronefs

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, December 2017.

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  • Marco Antonio Winckler

    Engineering Interactive Systems across application domains

    HDR, Université Paul Sabatier, July 2016.

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  • Camille Fayollas

    Architecture logicielle générique et approche à base de modèles pour la sûreté de fonctionnement des systèmes interactifs critiques

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, July 2015.

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  • Martina Ragosta

    A multi-modelS based approach for the modelling and the analysis of usable and resilient partly-autonomous interactive systems

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, May 2015.

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  • Arnaud Hamon

    Définition d’un language et d’une méthode pour la description et la spécification d’IHM post-W.I.M.P. pour les cockpits interactifs

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, December 2014.

    Abstract URL : https://www.irit.fr/publis/ELIPSE/PhDs/These_Hamon.pdf
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  • Jean-Luc Vinot

    Apports d’un concept de continuité pour l’architecture graphique de l’interface utilisateur des systèmes interactifs complexes

    Master’s Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, 2014.

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Reports Other publications

contrats of the team

AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
PIMI
[Contract completed]
autre Personal Information Management though Internet HERZIG Andreas
WINCKLER Marco Antonio
2010 – 2013
MyCitizSpace
[Contract completed]
Méthode et outils de conception basée sur une approche d’IDM pour l’exécution distribuée des téléprocédures plastiques à espace de données personnelles sécurisées WINCKLER Marco Antonio
2007 – 2011
AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
Fly Higher
[Contract completed]
autre FLY HIGHER – Shaping the new evolving generation of aeronautic professionals PALANQUE Philippe
2012 – 2014
HALA
[Contract completed]
autre Higher Automation Levels in ATM PHD Effective automation in ATM PALANQUE Philippe
2011 – 2016
HALA
[Contract completed]
autre Higher Automations Levels in Air Traffic Management PALANQUE Philippe
2010 – 2014
AcronymeTitreResp. scDébut – fin
ALDABRA
[Contract completed]
Architecture and Language for Dynamic and Behaviourally Rich interactive Application / Etude R&T sur le IHM’s avec une approche IDM et le langage UsiXML PALANQUE Philippe
2011 – 2012
UBILOOP
[Contract completed]
autre UBILOOP WINCKLER Marco Antonio
2010 – 2013
Thursday 18 July 2019, 14h00
Ingénierie des annotations pour le support de processus de conception de systèmes interactifs: une approche basée modèle et outillée
Jean-Luc HAK – Team ICS, IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Salle des Thèses
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Friday 14 December 2018, 8h00
Identification systématique et représentation des erreurs humaines dans les modèles de tâches
Racim Mehdi FAHSSI – Team ICS – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9h15
Une approche pour l’ingénierie des systèmes interactifs critiques multimodaux et multi-utilisateurs : Application à la prochaine génération de cockpit d’aéronefs
Martin CRONEL – Team ICS – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Wednesday 3 May 2017, 10h30
Apport d’une conception centrée utilisateur adaptée selon les besoins des personnes en situation de handicap
Damien SAUZIN – Team ELIPSE – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10h00
Generic Software Architecture and Model-Based Approach for the Dependability of Critical Interactive Systems
Camille FAYOLLAS – Team ICS – IRIT LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse
#these
Thursday 7 May 2015, 10h00
A multi-modelS based approach for the modelling and the analysis of usable and resilient partly autonomous interactive systems
Martina RAGOSTA – Team ICS – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Wednesday 17 December 2014, 10h00
Définition d’un langage et d’une méthode pour la description et la spécification d’IHM post-W.I.M.P. pour les cockpits interactifs
Arnaud HAMON – Team ICS – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
#these
Monday 26 June 2017 – Friday 30 June 2017
École Jeunes Chercheurs en Programmation 2017 (EJCP 2017)
INP-ENSEEIHT, Toulouse
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Wednesday 30 September 2015 – Friday 2 October 2015
5th International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems
UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT
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Tuesday 1 July 2014 – Friday 4 July 2014
ICWE 2014 : International Conference on Web Engineering
UT1 Capitole
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Saturday 26 April 2014 – Thursday 1 May 2014
CHI 2014 : 32nd ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Toronto (Canada)
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Tuesday 9 April 2019, 15h00 – 16h00
Amplification of the Human Mind and Intervention User Interfaces: New Interaction Paradigms in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Albrecht SCHMIDT – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Allemagne) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
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Thursday 15 May 2014, 15h30
Ensuring Aviation Safety: Verification of Interactions between Automated Systems and Humans
Neha Shyam RUNGTA – NASA Ames Research Center, California (Etats-Unis) UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
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Wednesday 13 July 2016, 15h00
Engineering Interactive Systems across application domains
Marco Antonio WINCKLER – Team ICS – IRIT UT3 Paul Sabatier, IRIT, Auditorium J. Herbrand
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