Francis JAMBON
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble – Université Grenoble Alpes
Current Projects
Mobi’Kids «The role of Urban Educative Cultures on children’s behavior change about their daily mobility and urban lifestyle. Collection and spatiotemporal analysis of individual track location-based and enriched semantically» (ANR-16-CE22-0009)
The Mobi’Kids project aims to understand daily mobilities and activities of families in urban areas in a context of changes in urban lifestyles and within the consolidation of travel modes alternative developed within the "city demotorization” paradigm. More specifically the project concerns daily mobilities and spatial experiences of children in their step of independence learning. It contributes to identify the constraints and the shift levers of mobilities. Children mobilities are apprehended within their large environmental context, by taking into account the family context aiming to define a typology of “Urban Educative Cultures” (UEC).

Partners: ESO (project coordinator: Sandrine DEPEAU), PACTE (associated with LIG), AAU, LI, Alkante, RF-Track

Beginning and duration: January 2017 – 42 months

Funding: ANR – The French National Research Agency
IIRSuts 1 & 2 «Interactive Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation through Synthetic Users»
A fundamental concern in the field of Information Retrieval is evaluation. Building on the GELATI project, IIRSuts project aims to synthesize two approaches (judgments via experts or via users) and, based on the current test collections, to propose an novel approach. This approach is based on a population of synthetic users able to simulate the behavior of real users when searching for information on the web, and taking as queries the queries from a test collection. The main scientific problem the project adresses is to ensure the validity of the approach, or in other words that the synthetic user population is, in the context of Information Retrieval, consistent with the behavior of real users.

Partners: LIG (project coordinator: Francis JAMBON), LIG/MRIM

Beginning and duration: January 2020 & 21 – 12 & 12 months

Funding: LIG (Emergence 2020 & 2021)
Completed Projects
GELATI «Gaze Enhanced reLevance feedbAck for informaTion retrIeval»
Relevance Feedback is a technique that has shown its effectiveness in seeking information: it exploits the interaction of the user when he/she reads the list of results provided in response to a query, for automatically refine the original query provided. This relevance feedback can be based on an explicit or implicit interaction with the user. In the first case, the feedback is based on the user's marking of the relevant documents, and this has the effect of diverting the latter from its natural interaction with the information retrieval system. To overcome these limitations, we consider in this project the use of an implicit interaction based on the observation of the eye movements of the user when she/he examines the results of the initial query.

Partners: LIG (project coordinator: Francis JAMBON), LIG/MRIM,

Beginning and duration: January 2019 – 12 months

Funding: LIG (Emergence 2019)
MacCoy Critical «Models for Adaptative feedback enriChment and Orchestration based virtual realitY in Critical situations» (ANR-14-CE24-0021)
Project MacCoy Critical focuses on building skills to manage critical situations in two safety-critical areas, medicine and automotive driving. Critical situations refer to complex dynamic risk situations where both internal (skills, fatigue, etc.) and external factors to the individual (the environment, other involved actors, etc.) deviate from the situations controlled by the subject on the basis of rules and procedures acquired during the initial stages of learning. The management of these situations require not only technical and procedural skills. They also mobilize a set of soft skills (e.g. communication, leadership, situational awareness...). These skills will be studied and modeled during the course of the project in order to support the development of adaptive, simulated situations that are effective for elaborating non-technical skills. Project MacCoy Critical aims to develop and evaluate a training platform for critical situations, supported by a simulator involving the management of a dynamic environment.

Partners: IFSTTAR (project coordinator: Jean-Marie BURKHARDT), HEUDIASYC, LATI, LIG, iLUMENS, MEDUSIMS

Beginning and duration: October 2014 – 42 months

Funding: ANR – The French National Research Agency

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PILOTE2 «Behavioral and Epistemic Online Diagnostics Based on Interaction Traces, in Learning Situations on Simulator»
The project is in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning environments. It aims to contribute to the field of intelligent tutoring systems in two aspects: (1) increasing the reliability of diagnostic via the integration of visual perception information and (2) allowing online diagnosis in order to generate relevant feedback, during action, in the context of professional training situations using dynamic simulations. A demonstrator (instrumented flight simulator) was developed during the project.

Partners: LIG/Multicom (project coordinator: Francis JAMBON), LIG/Metah

Beginning and duration: 2014 – 24 months

Funding: University J. Fourier Grenoble 1 and Grenoble INP (AGIR)

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SM2D «Methodological Structuring of Travel Data»
The project is situated the field of study of children's spatial mobility in urban areas. The analysis of mobility here adopts an approach that takes into account the forms and configurations or patterns of organization of practices and the forms and characterization of the contexts (or landscapes/environments) frequented. For this, the project uses observation and analysis techniques supported by GPS in urban areas.
Partners: ESO Rennes (project coordinator: Sandrine DEPEAU), PACTE/Territoires, LIG/Multicom, IFSTTAR Nantes, IRSTV École Centrale de Nantes

Beginning and duration: 2012 – 24 months

Funding: MSHB (Pôle Usages des TIC – M@rsouin)
MASSAÏ «Stress Measurement and Management in Computer-Assisted Learning Situations»
New training technologies, and in particular e-learning and simulators, can generate negative stress in some learners, affecting the effectiveness of training and the health of subjects. The objective of the project is the development of tools to specifically measure and treat the stress inherent in a computerized learning context, in order to increase the effectiveness of training, to limit the deleterious effects of stress on health (mental and physical fatigue, mental overload, anxiety, etc.) and to meet the criteria set by the legislation relating to the fight against stress in the workplace.
Partners: SBT Lyon (project coordinator: Franck TARPIN-BERNARD), CORYS Grenoble, QOVEO Lyon, LIG/Multicom Grenoble, LUTIN Paris

Beginning and duration: 2011 – 36 months

Funding: OSEO and Conseil Général du Rhône (FUI/Pôle Imaginove)
MobiTRACE «Psycho-Geographical Approach of Daily Travels»
The project aims to mutualize the paradigmatic and conceptual fields of geography and environmental psychology (ecological approach versus situated action) in order to strengthen spatio-temporal data processing procedures. The objective is to remove the methodological and theoretical obstacles that remain in the field of study of mobility, in order to better understand the social logics that predominate the spatial logics of choice of activities, territories, networks, in city education of children by the family.

Partners: ESO Rennes (project coordinator: Sandrine DEPEAU), PACTE/Territoires, LIG/Multicom

Beginning and duration: 2011 – 12 months

Funding: CNRS (PEPS)
TRACES «Meta-Evaluation Methodologies for the Analysis of Modes and Patterns of Mobility»
The objective of the project is to determine the most suitable methods for analyzing the modes and patterns of movement of individuals in real world situations, while taking into account aspects related to respect for privacy. It responds in particular to a need for public safety: the study of the conditions for adapting individual mobility in a situation of meteorological instability (in the event of a risk of rapid flooding).

Partners: LIG/Multicom (project coordinator: Francis JAMBON), LIG/Steamer, PACTE/Territoires

Beginning and duration: 2009 – 24 months

Funding: University J. Fourier Grenoble 1 (MSTIC)
TELEOS «Technology Enhanced Learning Environment for Orthopaedic Surgery» (ANR-06-BLAN-0243)
In the context of training in orthopedic surgery assisted by simulators, the project aims to achieve: (1) from a theoretical point of view, a better understanding of the teaching/learning mechanisms linked to perceptual-gestural and empirical controls from the activity, to their formalization and IT representation; (2) from a concrete point of view, the realization of a prototype of a computer environment for the learning of percutaneous gestures in orthopedics.
Partners: LIG/Metah (project coordinator: Vanda LUENGO), LIG/Multicom, LPS, TIMC-IMAG/GMCAO, CHU Grenoble

Beginning and duration: 2006 – 48 months

Funding: ANR – The French National Research Agency

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IMERA «Mobile Interfaces for Augmented Reality Environments»
The project aims to evaluate prototypes in terms of utility, usability and acceptability in order to determine design patterns, and this, from scenarios situated in the context of daily mobility and cooperation between individuals at work.
Partners: ICTT École Centrale de Lyon (project coordinator: Bertrand DAVID), CLIPS-IMAG, MSH Alpes, Assetium Lyon, Tagproduct Lyon, France Telecom R&D Grenoble

Beginning and duration: 2005 – 36 months

Funding: Région Rhône-Alpes (Émergence)
ADAMOS «ADAptive MObile Services»
The objective of the project is to identify the design parameters for the realization of proactive services at the theoretical and experimental levels.
Partners: University of Oulu (project coordinator: Kari KUUTTI), VTT Electronics Oulu, CLIPS-IMAG, CEA-LETI, France Telecom R&D Grenoble, MSH Alpes, ST Microelectronics Grenoble

Beginning and duration: 2003 – 48 months

Funding: Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie (RNTL) in France and TEKES PROACT in Finland
COUCOU «Usage-Oriented Participatory Design of Communication Services and Ubiquitous Objects»
The project aims to create of an usage-oriented test and validation platform of mockups made up of communicating objects and associated services.
Partners: MSH Alpes (project coordinator: Philippe MALLEIN), CLIPS-IMAG, CEA-LETI, France Télécom R&D Grenoble

Beginning and duration: 2003 – 36 months

Funding: Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie (RNRT)


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