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Aurélien Bénel – Software for human sense-making

Assistant professor, Computer science, Troyes university of technology (LIST3N lab, Tech-CICO team)


  • Software and Information Systems Engineering (Engineering school, Bachelor level)
    • Information system analysis (IF14)
  • Supporting Digital Transformation (Engineering school, Master level)
    • Document systems design (IF09)
  • Innovating through Software (Engineering school, Master level)
    • Service-oriented architectures (LO10) – REST APIs
    • Agile methods for software quality (IF05)
  • Socio-technical Systems (Doctorate level)
    • Research methods and tools (BSST1) – Epistemology


Topic: Software technologies for intellectual work instrumentation

Experimentation fields

  • Archaeology at the French School in Athens and Toulouse II University,
  • Sociology at Liège University,
  • Translation at ENS Lyon, Korea University and University of Brasilia,
  • Corporate knowledge management at ABB, EDF, ANDRA...

Research outputs

Open-source software, maintained as part of the Hypertopic suite

  • Participative and debate plarforms:
  • Software infrastructure:
    • for picture corpora management: Steatite (documentationsources),
    • for contradictory\complementary categories management: Argos (sources) and Hypertopic/lib-node (sources),
    • for requests authentification, authorization and accounting: AAAforREST (sources).

Scientific communities (as a reviewer)

  • Digital humanities,
  • Digital document,
  • Knowledge engineering,
  • Artificial intelligence,
  • Computer-supported cooperative work,
  • Computer-Human Interaction.

Andrea Iacovella   

Conference papers4 documents

  • Aurélien Bénel, Andrea Iacovella, Sylvie Calabretto. Porphyry & Steatite: Software layers for sense makers in humanities. Atelier International "Indexation et Connaissances en Sciences Humaines" - 26, 27 et 28 juin 2006. Semaine de la Connaissance. Nantes, Jun 2006, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-01563103⟩
  • Andrea Iacovella, Aurélien Bénel. Communities' Knowledge and Experts' Viewpoints in Digital Libraries. The International Document Summer School 2005, Jun 2005, Tromsø, Norway. ⟨hal-02954898⟩
  • Aurélien Bénel, Sylvie Calabretto, Jean-Marie Pinon, Andrea Iacovella. Vers un outil documentaire unifié pour les chercheurs en archéologie. 18e congrès INFORSID, May 2000, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-02938667⟩
  • Aurélien Bénel, Sylvie Calabretto, Andrea Iacovella, Jean-Marie Pinon. Consultation de documents et sémantique : Application à des publications savantes. 2d colloque international francophone sur l'écrit et le document (CIFED 2000), 2000, Lyon, France. pp.271-280. ⟨hal-02954839⟩

Book sections3 documents

  • Andrea Iacovella, Aurélien Bénel, Xavier Pétard, Bruno Helly. Corpus scientifiques numérisés : Savoirs de référence & points de vue des experts. Roger T. Pédauque. La redocumentarisation du monde, Cépaduès, pp.117-130, 2007, 9782854287288. ⟨hal-02363178⟩
  • Aurélien Bénel, Sylvie Calabretto, Andrea Iacovella, Jean-Marie Pinon. Porphyry 2001: Semantics for Scholarly Publications Retrieval. ISMIS 2002: Foundations of Intelligent Systems, 2366, Springer, pp.351-361, 2002, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, ⟨10.1007/3-540-48050-1_39⟩. ⟨hal-02363472⟩
  • Aurélien Bénel, Elod Egyed-Zsigmond, yannick Prié, Sylvie Calabretto, Alain Mille, et al.. Truth in the Digital Library: From Ontological to Hermeneutical Systems. ECDL 2001: Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 2163, Springer, pp.366-377, 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ⟨10.1007/3-540-44796-2_31⟩. ⟨hal-02363487⟩