University of Toulouse Mines Albi

Albi, France

University of Toulouse Mines Albi

Albi, France
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Fertier A.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Montarnal A.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Barthe-Delanoe A.-M.,ENSIACET | Truptil S.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi
Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference | Year: 2016

Most agree that the innate complexity and uncertainty of a crisis compel the stakeholders to coordinate in a hurry, despite their heterogeneity or the volume of data to process. Supporting their coordination is now possible, thanks to a mediation system combined with big data management tools. The GéNéPi1 project explores this possibility and proposes to improve the generation of collaborative processes offered by the MISE2's solution. The idea is to increase the number of usable data sources. To do that, in a fixed time-frame, the situation models have to be instantly generated upon sets of raw data. This new methodology holds the key to a new big data era: an age where global understanding reigns.

Sylla A.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Sylla A.,University Of Toulouse Eni Tarbes | Vareilles E.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Coudert T.,University Of Toulouse Eni Tarbes | And 3 more authors.
International Journal of Production Research | Year: 2017

In a bidding process, the bidder must define and evaluate potential offers in order to propose the most suitable one to the potential customer. Proposing attractive but also realistic offers to various potential customers is a key factor for the bidder to stay competitive. In order to achieve this, the bidder needs to be very sure about the technical specifications and the constructability of the proposal. However, performing a detailed design is resource and time-consuming. This article proposes the foundation of a new framework which can help bidders to define the right offer: (i) in the context of a non-routine design process, while avoiding a detailed design and (ii) taking into account two new indicators that reflect the bidder’s confidence that they can meet the commitments once the offer is accepted. The first indicator (OCS) characterises the Overall Confidence in the technical System, while the second one (OCP) gives the Overall Confidence in the delivery Process. Both OCS and OCP are based firstly on two factual objective indicators, Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for OCS and Activity Feasibility Level (AFL) for OCP, and secondly on two human-based subjective indicators, Confidence In System (CIS) for the OCS and Confidence In Process for the OCP. An illustrative application shows how this framework can really help bidders define an offer, while avoiding detailed design and enable them to evaluate the confidence level in each potential offer. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Abeille J.,Pulsar Innovation SARL | Abeille J.,National Engineering School of Tarbes | Abeille J.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Coudert T.,National Engineering School of Tarbes | And 4 more authors.
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Complex Systems Design and Management, CSDM 2010 | Year: 2010

This paper proposes first integrated models dealing with the management of the coupling between system design environment and project planning one. A benchmark done with fifteen companies belonging to the world competitiveness cluster Aerospace Valley has highlighted a lack of models, processes and tools for aiding the interactions between the two environments. An integrated model taking into account design and planning requirements as well as management of coupling is proposed in compliance with existing project and design standards. A process of coupling, carrying out design and project management in case of innovative design is presented. It is based on the generic formalization of the interactions and the propagation of decisions taken within an environment to another one. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Zolghadri M.,Bordeaux University | Girard P.,Bordeaux University | Baron C.,Toulouse 1 University Capitole | Aldanondo M.,University of Toulouse Mines Albi
International Journal of Technology Management | Year: 2011

Firms look for procuring a sustainable advantage over their competitors. Therefore, they should be both operationally and strategically efficient. However, as firms work with other companies, they are under threats of misunderstanding, inefficiency, difficult synchronisations, etc. These threats will be transformed into real business traps. In this paper, authors propose a global framework which focuses on collaborative new product development (NPD) projects. The ultimate goal is to minimise harmful potential consequences of collaborations. This framework emphasises critical characteristics of any collaboration among partners. It helps users to have a clearer understanding of the overall environment of such projects. This understanding leads not only managers towards a better definition of their strategy but also guides them to acquire a more resourceful operational efficiency. © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Truptil S.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Pingaud H.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi
Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems, MEDES'11 | Year: 2011

This paper presents our solution to build an adaptive information system to support a crisis response. The Characteristics of crisis response bring us to choose a solution based on a mediator, named Mediation Information System. Unfortunately, crisis is an evolutionary phenomenon. Consequently, our information system has to evolve with the situation. For this, we propose an adaptation service. This adaptation service allows us on the one hand to deduce the evolution of the situation and then the new configuration of the information system to ensure it compliance with the solution, on the other hand, to realize this new configuration on-the-fly. Copyright 2011 ACM.

Barthe A.-M.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Lauras M.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi
8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011 | Year: 2011

In this article, we briefly describe a crisis management case that has been chosen (in the European funded project PLAY) to test the federated-open-trusted platform for event-driven interaction between services. A description of such complex use case in natural language is obviously limited and should be completed with a formal description methodology to gather the necessary knowledge. Considering our technical requirements we suggest to combine the S-Cube approach with the model driven architecture approach to propose a complete and structured case study description framework. Then this article presents a nuclear crisis case modeled according to these guidelines.

Wang T.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Truptil S.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing | Year: 2015

Interoperability, as one of the key competition factors for modern enterprises, describes the ability to establish partnership activities in an environment of unstable market. In some terms, interoperability determines the future of enterprises; so, improving enterprises’ interoperability turns to be a research focus. “Sharing data among heterogeneous partners” is one of the most basic common interoperability problems, which requires a general methodology to serve. Model transformation, which plays a key role in model-driven engineering, provides a possible solution to data sharing problem. A general model transformation methodology, which could shield traditional model transformation practices’ weaknesses: low reusability, contains repetitive tasks, involves huge manual effort, etc., is an ideal solution to data sharing problem. This paper presents a general model transformation methodology “combining semantic check measurement and syntactic check measurement into refined model transformation processes” and the mechanism of using it to serve interoperability’s data sharing issue. © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2015.

Gatignon A.,INSEAD | Van Wassenhove L.N.,INSEAD | Charles A.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi
International Journal of Production Economics | Year: 2010

Humanitarian operations rely heavily on logistics in uncertain, risky, and urgent contexts, making them a very different field of application for supply chain management principles than that of traditional businesses. We illustrate how optimal supply chains can be designed and implemented within this sector via a study of the process through which the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) decentralized its supply chain. We examine how the process was implemented through a 10-year retrospective of the organization's evolution. We then evaluate the decentralized supply chain's performance in responding to humanitarian crises through an analysis of the IFRC's operations during the Yogyakarta earthquake in 2006. This was the first operation to benefit from the support of Regional Logistics Units (RLUs), the core element of the IFRC's new decentralized supply chain for disaster relief. Our analysis demonstrates the benefits of the decentralized model in humanitarian operations. We find that its implementation requires an alignment between organizational readiness and the adoption of fundamental logistics components, namely standardized tools and processes, traceability through adapted information systems, and appropriate competencies within the organization. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Truptil S.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Barthe A.-M.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University Of Toulouse Mines Albi | Stuehmer R.,FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing | Year: 2012

The European PLAY project aims at providing an event management platform. That platform should be tested and stimulated through use-cases. Obviously, these use-cases should be relevant on the business point of view, but to make them relevant, it could be interesting to be able to redesign them as often as required (to improve their business context). This article presents a specific use-case for the PLAY platform evaluation and also a technical framework dedicated to make this use-case as agile as possible. The general principle is to bridge the gap between business level (process models) and technical level (workflows definition and web-services implementation). The way the use-case will be simulated (to stimulate the PLAY platform) and the way the use-case will be designed and potentially re-designed (to be simulated) are described in this article. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Barthe-Delanoe A.-M.,University of Toulouse Mines Albi | Truptil S.,University of Toulouse Mines Albi | Benaben F.,University of Toulouse Mines Albi
ISCRAM 2014 Conference Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management | Year: 2014

The goal of this article is to introduce a platform (called Agility Service) that gathers and analyses data coming from both crisis response and crisis field by using the principles of Complex Event Processing. As a crisis situation is an unstable phenomenon (by nature or by effect of the applied response), the crisis response may be irrelevant after a while: lack of resources, arrival of a new stakeholder, unreached objectives, over-crisis, etc. Gathering data, analyze and aggregate it to deduce relevant information concerning the current crisis situation, and making this information available to the crisis cell to support decision making: these are the purposes of the described platform. A use case based on the Fukushima's nuclear accident is developed to illustrate the use of the developed prototype.

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