Professor of Computer Science


Service to the community

  • For 2018, member of the ERC advanced grant panel on Computer Science and Informatics European Research Council (2018-2024)
  • Adjunct chair for CHI Conference) within SIGCHI Executive Committee (EC) of ACM SIGCHI (2016-2019)
  • Member of CHI conference steering commiteee ACM SIGCHI (2016-202)
  • French representative at IFIP TC 13 technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction (1999-)
  • Chair of IFIP TC 13 technical committee on Human-Computer Interaction (2016-2019)
  • Secretary of IFIP WG 13.5 on Human Error, Safety and System Development (2017-2020)
  • Member of the scientific council of AFIHM (French society on HCI-CPPMS) (2001-)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of ACM SIGCHI EICS conference series (2014-2023)
  • Member of the U.K. EPSRC college (2006-2020)
  • Member recruitment board (collège scientifique) at UPS (2004-2020)
  • Vice president of the board for promotion (Mathematics and Computer Science) at UPS (2012-2018) and member of the board (2018-2021)

Most recent accepted papers

Fabrice Drogoul and Philippe Palanque How to make automation a good solution to the current problems in Air Traffic Management? HERMES Air Transportation 2019 recommandation on Education and performance in aviation

Philippe Palanque, Andy Cockburn, Carl Gutwin, Léopold Désert-Legendre Brace Touch: a Dependable, Turbulence-Tolerant, Multi-Touch Interaction Technique for Interactive Cockpits 38th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security – SafeComp 2019, LNCS 11698

David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Sven Coppers, Kris Luyten, Davy Vanacken Fortune Nets for Fortunettes: Formal, Petri nets-based, Engineering of Feedforward for GUI Widgets 8th Formal Methods for Interactive Systems workshop FMIS 2019, to appear

Célia Martinie, Philippe Palanque, Elodie Bouzekri, Andy Cockburn, Alexandre Canny, Eric Barboni nalysing and Demonstrating Tool-Supported Customizable Task Notations PACM HCI ACM SIGCHI EICS 2019

Sven Coppers, Kris Luyten, Davy Vanacken, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Christine Gris Fortunettes: Feedforward about the Future State of GUI Widgets , PACM HCI ACM SIGCHI EICS 2019 , to appear

Elodie Bouzekri, Alexandre Canny, Célia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, Eric Barboni, Christine Gris Deep System Knowledge Required: Revisiting UCD Contribution in the Design of Complex Command and Control Systems PACM HCI IFIP TC 13 INTERACT 2019

Past-recent professional activities

Some recent/significant papers

  • Andy Cockburn, Damien Masson, Carl Gutwin, Philippe Palanque, Alix Goguey, Marcus Yung, Christine Gris, Catherine Trask, Design and evaluation of braced touch for touchscreen input stabilisation. , Int. Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 122, 2019, Pages 21-37.
  • E. Bouzekri, A. Canny, C. Fayollas, C. Martinie, P. Palanque, E. Barboni, Y. Deleris, C. Gris, Engineering issues related to the development of a recommender system in a critical context: Application to interactive cockpits , International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2018 Download paper here
  • Philippe A. Palanque Engineering Automations: From a Human Factor Perspective to Design, Implementation and Validation Challenges. 2:1-2:2, ACM SIGCH EICS 2018 Download paper here
  • Jonathan Lazar, Elizabeth F. Churchill, Tovi Grossman, Gerrit C. van der Veer, Philippe A. Palanque, John Morris, Jennifer Mankoff. Making the field of computing more inclusive. 50-59, 2017, 60, Communication of the ACM
  • José Creissac Campos, Camille Fayollas, Marcelo Gonçalves, Célia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe A. Palanque, Miguel Pinto A More Intelligent Test Case Generation Approach through Task Models Manipulation PACM HCI 1(EICS) : 9:1-9:20 (2017)
  • Andy Cockburn, Carl Gutwin, Philippe A. Palanque, Yannick Deleris, Catherine Trask, Ashley Coveney, Marcus Yung, Karon E. MacLean: Turbulent Touch: Touchscreen Input for Cockpit Flight Displays. CHI 2017 6742-6753 (2017)
  • Célia Martinie, Philippe A. Palanque, Racim Fahssi, Jean-Paul Blanquart, Camille Fayollas, Christel Seguin: Model-Based Systematic Analysis of Both System Failures and Human Errors. IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems 46(2): 243-254 (2016)
  • Camille Fayollas, Célia Martinie, David Navarre, Philippe A. Palanque: Engineering mixed-criticality interactive applications. EICS 2016: 108-119

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

  • Principal investigator of CORAC project MAGIC (Modeling of Aircraft Global-status for Interactive Cockpit) (2015-2020)
  • Principal investigator of CORAC project MATRHICS (Multimodality Activities To Rise Helicopter Interface Efficiency in Cockpit System) (2015-2020) -
  • 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

Past, Current and Future Programme Committees

Complete Programme Committees activities are listed here

Current PhD students under (co-)supervision

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.

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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'Etudes 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).