Philippe Palanque, IRIT

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.


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Azam Khan, Autodesk

Azam Khan is Director of Complex Systems Research at Autodesk Research in Toronto. He is the Founder of the Parametric Human Project Consortium, the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, and the CHI Sustainability Community. He has been the Velux Guest Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation at the Center for IT and Architecture (CITA) in Copenhagen, Denmark. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. He has published over 50 articles in systems design and simulation, human decision making, human-computer interaction, architectural design, sensor networks, and sustainability. His Toronto team is currently developing a new experimental simulator to explore big simulation as a component of eScience, and his New York team performs award winning design research in advanced architectural projects.
Big HCI: The Critical Role of HCI Research in Designing Big Systems