CfA: 1st Summer School on Human Factors Aspects in Cooperative System Design


Technological progress increasingly allows automated and cooperating systems. Cooperation and automation make a paradigm shift in the driver-vehicle interaction and also in the human-robot interaction.

From the perspective of the ergonomics, great potentials that will be discussed among the concepts mobility 4.0 and industry 4.0. However, the new distribution of roles between man and technology requires new approaches in the human-machine interaction, safety, comfort and efficiency in socio-technical systems to increase or maintain it. Approaches for technical frameworks, interaction concepts, evaluation methods and metrics in the areas of robotics, automated vehicles and machinery will be discussed.

Future vehicles will be able to perform complex maneuvers independently, and also in cooperation with the drivers and neighboring vehicles. A similar development takes place in the field of cooperative robotics. The dilemma between safety and efficiency must be resolved for almost all applications. The user should be as well informed and motivated, looking ahead to save energy and avoid dangerous situations. In these highly cooperative cases the user must be not overwhelmed, the machine should not patronize the user, and instead increase the pleasure of interaction.

The aim of this Summer School, jointly co-organized by Mines ParisTech, EURECOM and Technical University of Munich, aims at young researchers and PhD students to present, discuss and exchange research approaches, methodologies and results on cooperative human-machine interactions, cooperative communication, or cooperative robotics, in particular in their cross-domain aspects.

Participants of this Summer School will:

  • gather a better understanding of the critical interactions between Humans and Machines.
  • acquire solid knowledge on cooperative communication and robotics and their interactions.
  • get inter-disciplinary experience in challenges behind the future Industry 4.0. 

The Summer School is open for Poster submissions in the following domains (but not limited to):

  • Distributed network and systems
  • Cooperative systems
  • Vehicular Communication
  • Cooperative Intelligent Transport System
  • Automated systems
  • Autonomous driving
  • Human factor
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Human robot cooperation
  • Human robot coexistence
  • Emotional Computing
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Secured Cooperative system
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet-of-Things 

The Summer School will take place on EURECOM campus in Sophia-Antipolis, France, between *July 24-26, 2017*.

It will be organized under the umbrella of the German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future between Technical University of Munich, Institut Mines Télécom and EURECOM (AFA), and co-funded by the Franco-German University.

Posters should be formatted according to a A1 'portrait' format (i.e. vertical orientation). Each accepted participant will be able to present his Poster during the poster sessions, as well as in a Poster Pitch during the Plenary Summer School sessions.

Posters may be submitted until *16th June 2017* here!

Participants to the Summer School will be asked for a non-refundable registration fee of *100 euros*, including:

  • Accommodation in typical college housing (private room with shower)
  • Full board
  • Transfers from/to the airport of Nice and the Summer School location
  • Social Event
  • All Summer School lectures, poster sessions and proceedings 

Expert Speakers will be announced soon on the Summer School website!