7th International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management
“Discover, learn and share about complex systems engineering.”

Organizing Committee

The organizing committee is in charge of defining the agenda/program of the conference, identifying keynotes speakers and has to ensure the functionning of the event (sponsoring, communication...)



François STEPHAN

François Stephan is Development & International Director at the Institute for Technological Research (IRT) SystemX. As a member of IRT SystemX’s operational management team, he leads production of the programs roadmap in collaboration with other departments, draws up and monitors the development plan by consolidating industrial partnerships, is responsible for prospecting and preparing the Institute’s new research projects, or expanding the scope of existing projects through the introduction of new industrial partners, and coordinates the Institute’s visibility and involvement in international initiatives, particularly through collaborative projects.

As an Engineer, Ecole Polytechnique and Télécom ParisTech graduate, François Stephan has over 20 years of professional experience in information technologies. He held functions in the fields of project management, product management, consultancy and technical leadership within tech companies – Schlumberger Smart Cards, Thales – and IT services – Ornis (startup), Unilog Management. From June 2011 he was Associate Director of the CRIP (Club des Responsables d’Infrastructure et de Production informatique), before joining IRT SystemX in early 2013 to run the “Systems of Systems” research program.




Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris, Emmanuel ARBARETIER began his carrer in THALES (formerly THOMSON) where he was in charge of the adaptation of RAMS and ILS US Military Standard to the french group; then he participated in the creation of SOFRETEN where he developed two Model Based Workbenches in the field of Dependability and Logistic Support Analysis; he has been CTO of SOFRETEN for 5 years between 1997 and 2003.

Hired in EADS APSYS in 2004, he developed a Simulation Workbench Department, where he redeveloped SIMFIA performance simulation workbench based on Altarica language, SIMLOG workbench for maintenance optimization, and Life Cycle Cost simulation and management, and DIAGSYS supporting real time / embedded model based troubleshooting and diagnosis process. He is now responsible for Innovation and Software Department and especially works on Model Based System Engineering and Safety Analysis, as well as Integrated Information System for Operational Performance follow up and enhancement.



Philippe Bourguignon works as Project Coordinator at ENGIE (France) in the scope of an EUREKA program. His current research interest includes application of power system planning, power system stability and control, system reliability and security at grid and customer level. The final aim of the research project is to enable interactions for all market players in real time for consumption and production energy systems, automation and Information and Communications Technology systems in order to optimize global energy consumption. The ITC solution will be based on a knowledge acquisition framework and will include syntactical and semantic correlation and symbiosis between concepts. A lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description will be used in order to describe the available resources.

As senior executive member in ENGIE, Philippe is exploring new business models related to digital disruption for ENGIE .

Philippe was previously vice-CEO of GDFSUEZ Energia in Hungary , in charge of power generation , gas network distribution, B2C & B2B sales. Former experience was mainly focused on marketing and management for the common DSO operator of EDF and GDF with a last position as regional director in Burgundy. He is graduated from ENSTIMA (mining school) in 1981.



Graduate Engineer from ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des télécommunications, Paris - 1977), Alain Carof has 30 years of experience in complex system design, Technical management & Strategic R&D planning.

He has been working during 28 years for the THALES group of companies, mainly in the Naval domain, covering Radar signal processing, Sonar & underwater systems, UUV’s, submarine and surface ship combat systems. Between 1998 and 2001 he went in Australia, as Technical Director of TMS Pty (now Thales Underwater Systems). In 2002, he has been promoted as a Thales Expert in Submarine Combat system Architect. He has produced several patents and numerous papers in various conferences (OCEANS, UDT, MAST) has been French industry representative for Euclid (WEAG).

In 2008 he joined the DCNS group, as Technical & Technology Director of the Surveillance & Information Systems Direction (DSIS), in charge of Multi-platform Combat Management Systems, Command & Information Systems & Maritime Surveillance.

In 2011 he participated to the creation of DCNS_Research, the Research entity of the DCNS group and, since 2012, he is Director of the CEMIS (Centre d’Etudes pour la Maitrise de l’Information et des Signatures). The CEMIS is of the three centers of DCNS_Research, in charge of Acoustic materials & noise reduction, electromagnetic stealth and EMC tools, advanced Information processing (multisensory tracking, fusion, decision aids and optimisation, Big Data and Machine learning) and complex system Architecting.



Etienne de Pommery is “Systems Engineering” Program Director at the Institute for Technological Research (IRT) SystemX. As a member of IRT SystemX’s operational management team, he defines and implements strategy for the “Systems Engineering” program which aims to improve the agility, productivity and competitiveness of companies through research work on collaborative engineering methods, processes and software tools for complex systems. He designs the research program and roadmap in conjunction with the Institute’s academic and industrial partners and implements its execution in R&D projects.

An engineering graduate from Sup’Aéro, Etienne de Pommery has more than 20 years’ experience in technical and scientific information technologies. He worked at Dassault Systèmes in R&D and product roles for almost 10 years, and then after a transitional period of several years in organisational consultancy and project management at CSC (Peat Marwick), he joined the ESI Group in 2003. Here he was responsible for project management, strategic and commercial development in France and abroad, partnership implementation and monitoring, and funding of collaborative R&D projects. In particular, he actively contributed to setting up projects defining the roadmap of the OCDS (Design Tools and Systems Development) working group of the Systematic Paris-Region competitiveness cluster. He was a board member of Teratec from 2014 to 2014, federating high performance computing (HPC) actors. Since 2011, he has chaired the supervisory board of Haption, a company specialising in haptic devices for industry and services.



Johan D’Hose is "Head of Innovation Department" at Systematic Paris Region.



Dr. Yael Dubinsky is affiliated with the Software and Services group in IBM Research - Haifa (HRL). For more than ten years she is also the instructor of project-based courses at Technion IIT. She has published her work at conferences and journals related to software engineering and information systems, and facilitated workshops and tutorials in leading conferences.

Yael has a significant experience with guiding agile implementation processes in the industry and academia. Her book on Agile Software Engineering, which she co-author with Orit Hazzan, was published by Springer at 2008.



Eric Duceau is Chairman of the Scientific Board within Airbus Group Innovations, the Corporate Research Center of Airbus Group ; he’s in charge of Simulation, Systems Engineering and Data Driven technologies. He began his researches in the fields of wave propagation providing several success stories in Computational Electromagnetics and Acoustics thanks to a good balance between leading edge mathematics and breakthrough in high performance computing. Then he had been leading the Department of Modeling of the Physics for 10+ years. He has been continuously developing his expertise in Applied Math & Modeling and was appointed Senior Expert in 2006. His main concerns are dedicated to the Virtualization activities all over the company, from early design and engineering to production and services with emphasis on connection between “physics” and “systems” worlds, as well as challenging the “Virtual testing” concepts.

He participates in Haut Conseil d’Evaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (HCERES) as well as the French National Research Agency (ANR) evaluation programs in the Modeling & Simulation and Big Data programs, Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS) white papers, Certificat de Compétences en Calcul Intensif (C3I) label award on a regular basis.

Eric Duceau is also Professor at Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech, heading the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science


Brigitte DUEME

Brigitte Dueme is Manager of Transfert Departement, Innovation and Partnership.


Didier DUMUR

Didier Dumur obtained the engineering degree in electrical engineering from Supélec (École Supérieure d’Électricité), France, in 1985. In 1993, he received the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Supélec and Université Paris Sud Orsay, and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from Université Paris Sud Orsay in 2002.

Since 2003, he is a Professor at Department of Automatic Control, Supélec, and Head of the Control Department since 2012. He is involved in control research on servomechanisms and since 1987 active promoters of predictive control for industrial applications, in particular in the field of robotics and machine tool design.

His present research interests take account of constrained and robust predictive control for nonlinear and hybrid systems, with specific applications to bioreactors, thermal control of buildings and complex systems such as energy networks.


Pascal FOIX

Pascal Foix is VP Systems at Thales. His activities encompass all aspects of Complex Systems Architecting and Engineering, including competencies, processes, methods, tools, simulations and their deployment in actual systems architectures.

Previously, he had Engineering Director positions for Aerospace Systems (Avionics Systems, Flight Management Systems, Mission Systems for Military Aircrafts and UAVs, Surveillance and Combat Radars, Aircrafts and Naval Electronic Warfare Systems), for Air Traffic Control Systems (China, Australia, many Asian, middle east and African countries) and for Training Simulators (Aircrafts, Helicopters, Land vehicles, Synthetic Environments for a worldwide market).



Bruno Foyer is Platforms Director at the Institute for Technological Research (IRT) SystemX. As a member of IRT SystemX’s operational management team, he defines and implements the platform strategy used by programs, firstly by providing support for the introduction of consistent technical and software infrastructure, and secondly by perpetuating and pooling the assets or technological bricks used and produced by project teams (hardware, algorithms, software modules, methodologies, tool-based processes, etc.). The Platforms Department contributes to the collaborative efficiency of programs by offering them a set of services and technological resources that allow them to focus on research activities.

An engineering graduate from the Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de Paris, Bruno Foyer has more than 20 years’ experience in systems and software engineering in high-tech and change-adaptable environments.

A software engineer and then technical IT project manager between 1995 and 2007 at Groupe France Télévisions, he developed his architecture and object software expertise, his main area of interest being component reusability.

In 2008, he joined DCNS, initially as a Systems Validation Engineering Manager, and then manager of a software department. Since 2013, he has been a Systems and Software Engineering Department Manager for a product line dedicated to the export market. In this role, Bruno has coordinated an R&D team and set up innovative procedures, particularly in terms of systems engineering methodologies.




Omar Hammami is a Professor at ENSTA PARISTECH, France and an expert in complex systems and system engineering.

He has served as an expert for projects evaluation for several international organizations in the field of system engineering with applications in transport and energy, organizations and value chains in semiconductor and embedded systems.

Omar Hammami has published over 200 papers in international conferences and journals in the fields of computer science and system engineering for complex systems. He is involved on a regular basis in the organization of several conferences and events worldwide related to large scale systems. He is actually involved in MENA region for Large Scale System Engineering projects. He holds a Phd in Computer Science from Toulouse University, France and a HDR in Physics from Orsay University, France.

His research interests are in Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering and Multidisciplinary Optimizations.




Pascal Poisson is Program Manager R&D at Alstom Transport.



Garry Roedler is a Fellow and the Engineering Outreach Program Manager for Lockheed Martin. His systems engineering experience spans the full life cycle and includes technical leadership roles in both programs and systems engineering business functions. Garry holds degrees in mathematics education and mechanical engineering from Temple University and the Expert Systems Engineering Professional (ESEP) certification from INCOSE.

Garry is an INCOSE Fellow, has numerous publications and presentations, and is the recipient of many awards, including the INCOSE Founders Award, Best SE Journal Article, IEEE Golden Core, Lockheed Martin Technical Leadership Award and Lockheed Martin NOVA Award. His leadership roles across many technical organizations include Chair of the INCOSE Corporate Advisory Board and editor of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288, Systems Life Cycle Processes and several other standards. He maintains leadership roles in the development of standards for both ISO/IEC and IEEE and has been a catalyst for the harmonization of Systems Engineering resources across the industry. Garry was the lead for Part 3 of the BKCASE SEBoK product and a contributor to the GRCSE product.



Alain Roset is Prospective Digital & Special Advisor of the Preside at La Poste.



Sylvie Tonda-Goldstein received the Ph.D. degree from Paris University, Jussieu, France, after the Engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne, France. In 1991, she joined Thales group and she was a Research Engineer in the research center of the company in charge of innovative architectures for high speed signals processing. She has authored numerous papers in reviewed committee journals and publications in conferences. She holds several relevant patents of key-technologies of the company. Since 2007, she has been with Ecole polytechnique, a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics and innovation. After 7 years as a tech transfer officer in charge of negotiating collaboration contracts and technology licensing from public to industry, she has been designated as adviser to VP for academic affairs and research. She has been dealing with the development of fundings such as research initiatives related to the fund raising campagn, French investment programs and private law subsidiary FX-Conseil. She is the VP of the thematic smart energy in Paris Region Digital Ecosystem Systematic, board member of French SciLab consortium, board member of French program SOGrid, and board member of academic group in the Think Smartgrids association.