Professor of Computer Science

Current professional activities

  • French representative at IFIP TC 13 technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction (1999-)
  • Vice-chair of IFIP TC 13 technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction (2010-2016)
  • Secretary of IFIP WG 13.5 on Human Error, Safety and System Development (2011-2014)
  • Member of the scientific council of AFIHM (French society on HCI-CPPMS) (2001-)
  • Member recruitment board (collège scientifique) at UPS (2004-2016)
  • Vice president of the board for promotion (Mathematics and Computer Science) at UPS (2012-2016)
  • Chair of the Steering Committee of ACM SIGCHI EICS conference series (2014-2016)
  • Member of the Conference Management Committee ACM SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (2006-2018)
  • Member of the U.K. EPSRC college (2006-2016)

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 + 15% (univ) + 5% (IRIT Lab) = 39.6 % 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)
  • Member of the Executive Committee (EC) and the Conference Management Committee (CMC) of ACM SIGCHI (2006-2015)
  • Member of the administrative council of AFIHM (French society on HCI) (2010-2014)
  • Adjunct chair for specialized conferences : ACM SIGCHI - Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (2006-2015)
  • Member of the council of the ALLPH@ doctoral school (2006-2015)

Some recent papers

  • Célia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe A. Palanque, Camille Fayollas: A generic tool-supported framework for coupling task models and interactive applications. EICS 2015: 244-253
  • Arnaud Hamon, Philippe A. Palanque, Martin Cronel: Dependable multi-touch interactions in safety critical industrial contexts: Application to aeronautics. INDIN2015: 980-987
  • Racim Fahssi, Célia Martinie, Philippe A. Palanque: Enhanced Task Modelling for Systematic Identification and Explicit Representation of Human Errors. INTERACT 2015 192-212
  • Camille Fayollas, Célia Martinie, Philippe A. Palanque, Yannick Deleris, Jean-Charles Fabre, David Navarre. An Approach for Assessing the Impact of Dependability on Usability: Application to Interactive Cockpits. EDCC 2014 198-209
  • 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 papers

José Campos; Camille Fayollas; Célia Martinie; David Navarre; Philippe Palanque; Miguel PintoCamille Fayollas, Célia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe A. Palanque: Systematic Automation of Scenario-Based Testing of User Interfaces, ACM EICS 2016 cnoference

Camille Fayollas; Célia Martinie; David Navarre; Philippe Palanque: Engineering Mixed-Criticality Interactive Applications; ACM EICS 2016

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

  • Principal investigator of CORAC project MAGIC (Modeling of Aircraft Global-status for Interactive Cockpit) (2015-2018)
  • Principal investigator of CORAC project MATRHICS (Multimodality Activities To Rise Helicopter Interface Efficiency in Cockpit System) (2015-2018) -
  • Partner of the EURCONTROL WP-E HALA! research network (2010-2015) - Higher Automation Level in Aviation
  • Partner of the EURCONTROL WP-E SPAD Project (2011-2014) - System Performance under Automation Degradation (in Air Traffic Management)
  • Partner of FENICS CORAC (2012-2016) - 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 (2012-2014) - Models and Architectures for the Resilience and Adaptability of Collaborative Collision Avoidance System for Spacecraft
  • Partner of European Space Agency funded project (2013-2015) - Interated Failure Analysis

Recent and Future Keynote and Invited Talks

Current and Future Programme Committees - (Complete Programme Committees activities are listed here)

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

Current PhD students under (co-)supervision

  • Jari Nisula (Trafi funding)
  • Martin Cronel (Multimodal Interactions in Critical Contexts - CORAC IKKY funding)
  • Racim Fahssi (Tasks Modeling Enhanced with User Errors - CORAC IKKY 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

Dr. Philippe Palanque is Professor in Computer Science at the University Toulouse 3 – Paul Sabatier and is head of the Interactive Critical Systems group at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT) in France. Since the late 80s he has been working on the development and application of formal description techniques for interactive system. He has worked for more than 10 years on research projects to improve interactive Ground Segment Systems at the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) and is also involved in the development of software architectures and user interface modeling for interactive cockpits in large civil aircraft (funded by Airbus). He is also involved in the research network HALA! (Higher Automation Levels in Aviation) funded by SESAR programme which targets at building the future European air traffic management system. The main driver of Philippe’s research over the last 20 years has been to address in an even way Usability, Safety and Dependability in order to build trustable safety critical interactive systems. As for conferences he is a member of the program committee of conferences in these domains such as SAFECOMP 2016 (35th conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security), DSN 2014 (44th conference on Dependable Systems and Networks), EICS 2016 (23rd annual conference on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems) and was co-chair of ACM CHI 2014 (32nd conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems).