Conference on Humans Operating Unmanned Systems (HUMOUS08)

Venue: TELECOM Bretagne - Dept. LUSSI

Location: Brest, France

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Aug 01, 2008
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*** Call for Papers ***
Humans Operating Unmanned Systems
Brest, France, Sept. 3-4, 2008


Trends toward reduced staffing of operations and increased number of vehicles to control,
and integration with other air operations and combat functions raise the important
questions of man-machine or men-machines interaction and of the adequate principles of
authority sharing to be applied within multi-UV control systems.

The objective of this conference is to unite the human factors research community with
the UV operational community and UV developers to identify the critical human factors
challenges associated with UV operations and provide a venue for disseminating
peer-reviewed research and industrial results in this growing area.

We also plan to organize meetings between industrial partners, researchers and active
operators of UVs from French Army or UV companies / providers.

We especially encourage presentations on the following topics:
* Multi-UV control and authority sharing
* New interfaces (multimodalities, context-dependency, adaptability) for UV control and
* UAVs for border security and homeland defense
* Ground control of multiple vehicles: workload, situation awareness
* Perceptual issues in remote control of UAVs, UGVs and UUVs
* Perceptual and cognitive issues in UAV/UGV/UUV sensor operation
* UV integration with other air operations (military and civilian)
* Human factors issues specific to applications of remotely operated vehicles
* Training for remotely operated vehicle operations
* Sustained operations and remotely operated vehicles


Gilles Coppin, François Legras
TELECOM Bretagne - Dept. LUSSI
Technopôle Brest-Iroise - CS 83818
29238 Brest Cedex 3 - France


Scientific committee

Didier Bazalgette, DGA, FR
Gilles Coppin, TELECOM Bretagne, FR
François Legras, TELECOM Bretagne, FR

Jacques Blanc-Talon, DGA, FR
Pascal Brisset, ENAC, FR
Sylvain Bruni, MIT/HAL, USA
Frédéric Cadier, TELECOM Bretagne, FR
Duncan Campbell, QUT, AUS
Francis Céleste, DGA, FR
François Charpillet, LORIA, FR
Nancy Cooke, ASU/CERI, USA
Missy Cummings, MIT/HAL, USA
Eva Crück, DGA, FR
Frédéric Dehais, ISAE, FR
Amandine Dessalles, DGA FR
Thomas Devogele École Navale, FR
Jill Drury, MITRE, USA
Amal El Fallah-Segrouchni, LIP6, FR
Yvon Kermarrec, TELECOM Bretagne, FR
Sorin Moga, TELECOM Bretagne, FR
Franck Poirier, UBS, FR
Patrick Raynal, Py Automation, FR
Olivier Reichert, SAGEM, FR
Olivier Simonin, LORIA, FR
Catherine Tessier, ONERA, FR

Important dates
June 1, 2008 Submit presentations abstracts (full presentations, posters)
June 1, 2008 Demonstration, exhibition stands proposals
July 1, 2008 Speaker selection and notification
Aug. 1, 2008 Full paper due-date
Sept. 3-4, 2008 Conference at TELECOM Bretagne, Brest, France


Technopôle Brest-Iroise - CS 83818 29238 Brest Cedex 3 - France