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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.

Chao Zhou   

Journal articles1 document

Conference papers5 documents

  • 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⟩
  • Chao Zhou, Aurélien Bénel. From the crowd to communities: New interfaces for social tagging. The 8th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems, COOP 2008, 2008, Carry-le-Rouet, France. ⟨hal-02917695⟩
  • Manuel Zacklad, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Aurélien Bénel, L'Hédi Zaher, Christophe Lejeune, et al.. Intelligence qualitative dans la gestion de risques : rôle de la documentarisation et des Systèmes d'Organisation des Connaissances.. 19es Journées Francophones d'Ingénierie des Connaissances (IC 2008), Jun 2008, Nancy, France. pp.211-223. ⟨hal-00416699⟩
  • Manuel Zacklad, Jean-Pierre Cahier, Aurélien Bénel, L'Hédi Zaher, Christophe Lejeune, et al.. Hypertopic : une métasémiotique et un protocole pour le Web socio-sémantique. 18eme journées francophones d'ingénierie des connaissances (IC2007) 02 au 06 juillet 2007, Jul 2007, Grenoble, France. pp.217-228. ⟨sic_00180793⟩
  • Chao Zhou, Christophe Lejeune, Aurélien Bénel. Towards a standard protocol for community-driven organizations of knowledge. Concurrent Engineering, Sep 2006, Antibes, France. pp.438-449. ⟨hal-02363229⟩

Book sections1 document

  • Aurélien Bénel, Chao Zhou, Jean-Pierre Cahier. Beyond Web 2.0... And Beyond the Semantic Web. Randall, David; Salembier, Pascal. From CSCW to Web 2.0: European Developments in Collaborative Design, Springer, pp.155-171, 2010. ⟨hal-02362380⟩