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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.

Nour El-Mawas   

Journal articles1 document

  • Nour El Mawas, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Aurélien Bénel. ARGILE : Apprendre par le jeu des connaissances en construction. Revue des Interactions Humaines Médiatisées (RIHM) = Journal of Human Mediated Interactions, Europia, 2012, 13 (1), pp.93-120. ⟨hal-02557630⟩

Conference papers4 documents

  • Nour El Mawas, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Aurélien Bénel. Serious games for expertise training: Rules in questions. 17th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Interactive Multimedia, Educational & Serious Games (CGAMES), Jul 2012, Louisville, United States. pp.18-24, ⟨10.1109/CGames.2012.6314545⟩. ⟨hal-02373657⟩
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier, Nour El-Mawas, Aurélien Bénel. Dynamic "Participative Rules" in Serious Games, New Ways for Evaluation?. SocInfo 2012: The Fourth International Conference on Social Informatics, Dec 2012, Lausanne, Switzerland. pp.202-215, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-35386-4_16⟩. ⟨hal-01433459⟩
  • Nour El Mawas, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Aurélien Bénel. Vers des jeux sérieux massivement participatifs permettant une co-conception des règles par les acteurs. Hypermédias et pratiques numériques. H2PTM'11, Oct 2011, Metz, France. pp.79-92. ⟨hal-03259992⟩
  • Jean-Pierre Cahier, Nour El Mawas, Chao Zhou, Aurélien Bénel. Web 2.0, serious game: Structuring knowledge for participative and educative representations of the city. IET International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City (ICSSC 2011), Jul 2011, Shanghai, China. pp.45-45, ⟨10.1049/cp.2011.0291⟩. ⟨hal-02938016⟩