"Factories of the future: the new frontiers of Industrial Management"
Professor in the National Engineering School of Tarbes, France (ENIT). His research activities are oriented on supply chain management, scheduling, competence management and decision support systems based on artificial intelligence tools. He is member of the IFAC technical committes 3.2 “Computational Intelligence in Control” and 5.1 “Manufacturing Plant Control”, andofthe IFIP workinggroup 5.7 “Advances in Production Management Systems”. He is one of the facilitators of the Theme "Factory of the Future" of the "Cluster" (Pôle de compétitivité") Aerospace Valley. He has participated to several European projects (CRAFT, INTERREG, NOE etc.). He belongs to the editorial boards of “International Journal of Production Research”, "Computers In Industry", “International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research” and "Production & Manufacturing Research". He is in charge of the research road map for the Industrial Engineering theme in the GDR MACS.