PhD subject

Definition of a language and a method to formally describe post-W.I.M.P. interactions for innovative cockpits: application to multi-touch interactions.

PhD partners

Research Lab :

This thesis was achieved within the ICS team  (Interactive Critical Systems) at the IRIT (Research Institute in Computer Science of Toulouse).

My PhD director was Dr. Philippe Palanque.

Industrial Partner :

The PhD was followed at Airbus by the Display service within the framework of R&T . The display service is in charge of the development of the cockpit display systems for all products of the Airbus family. Work with Human Factor team and the teams in charge of the operational aspects are planned as well. The R&T Display team is in charge of various research projects in order to prepare for future CDS systems. These projects are funded by the French government (SDC COCKPIT, CORAC COCKPIT), by the Europe Union, or by Airbus itself.

IRIT ICS team and Airbus CDS team already support several PhD students, including CIFRE PhD. Moreover, during the past several years, both teams have shared numerous internships (Master level), …


The PhD was a CIFRE contract (Industrial Conventions for Formation in REsearch). The funding was partly provided by the ministry of Education and Research.



Defended in December 2014.