Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives


Participants : François Charpillet, Maxime Rio, Nicolas Beaufort, Xuan Nguyen, Thomas Moinel, Mélanie Lelaure, Theo Biasutto-Lervat.

Economic mobilisation agency in Lorraine has launched a new project SATELOR providing it with 2.5 million Euros of funding over 3 years, out of an estimated total of 4.7 million. The leader of the project is Pharmagest-Diatelic. PHARMAGEST is the French leader in computer systems for pharmacies, with a 43.5 % share of the market, 9,800 clients and more than 700 employees. Pharmagest is in Nancy. Recently, PHARMAGEST Group expanded its activities into e-health and the development of telemedicine applications. The SATELOR project will accompany the partners of the project in developing new services for maintaining safely elderly people with loss of autonomy at home or people with a chronic illness. Maia team will play an important role for bringing some research results such as :

CNRS / Université de Lorraine PEPS project “MAJESTIC” (2014)

Participants : Vincent Thomas, Amine Boumaza, Olivier Buffet, Alain Dutech.

Sylvain Castagnos (KIWI team, LORIA/UL), and several members of the Centre de recherche sur les médiations (CREM) of Université de Lorraine —in particular Sébastien Genvo— are external members.

This multidisciplinary project —which involves humanities, social sciences, computer science, and cognitive sciences— proposes to evaluate the playful elements of “expressive” games, which involve and express complex social or individual issues. It aims at elaborating and testing —through qualitative usage analyses— a set of hypotheses allowing to study the factors contributing to reinforce, on the one side, the commitment of the user in these often atypical products and, on the other side, the player's knowledge-building.

This project led to the organisation of an international seminar “expressive game” and to the creation of two platforms for qualitative usage analysis: one in tcrm-Blida (Metz), and one in Artem (Nancy).

Université de Lorraine MSH project “PSYPHINE”

Participants : Amine Boumaza, Alain Dutech.

This multidisciplinary project – which involves philosophy, sociology, psychology and computer sciences – aims at exploring the concept of consciousness in an artificial being. Our main objective is to devise a new non-verbal ”Turing test” in order to think about various cognitive levels that are less linked to the capacity of using a language.