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2023 FlexTech Industrial School

on Human-Machine Teaming

introduction to Human Systems Integration

mixing systems engineering, human factors & ergonomics, and information technology

going from rigid automation to flexible autonomy

through incremental tangibilization of virtual prototypes

one-week intensive seminar

in Biarritz, Basque Country

with the best senior scientists and practionners

limited to 60 participants worldwide

May 2024 - Biarritz, Basque Country, France

Dr. Michael Boardman

Prof. Guy André Boy

Dr. Ondrej Doule

Dr. Mica Endsley

Dr. So Young Kim

Prof. Gudela Grote

Dr. Benjamin Schwartz

Dr. Norbert Streitz





Air & Space Academy

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Dassault Systèmes (3DS)


International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)


Situation Awareness & Decision-Making

Risk Taking, Prevention, & Precautionary Principle

Engineering Design vs. Systems Engineering

Human Factors vs. Human Systems Integration (HSI)

Natural Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence

Training: Content & Support

Intelligent Support Systems & Maintenance

Collaborative Work, Trust, & Participatory Design

Uncertainty Management

Safety and Security, Life-Critical Systems

Control, Accountability, & Authority

Organization Design and Management

Advanced Interaction Media & UX

Complexity Analysis vs. Experience

From Virtual to Tangible: The Society 5.0 Endeavor

Preliminary Program

D1. Introduction to Human Machine Teaming (HMT)

D2. Human roles & organizational setups

D3. Machine roles & organizational setups

D4. Teaming & human-in-the-loop simulations

D5. Synthesis on HMT: An HSI approach

Note. This entire HMT immersion will be supported by industrial use cases handled by groups of participants, supervized by instructors. A good mix of fundamental kowledge and skills (lectures by prominent experts in the HSI flied) will be cross-fertilized by hands-on exercises and meeting discussions. We will take the example of INNOMED, a burning project that supports the disruptive change of the health system where general practitioners are at the center of the health system.


Paticipation fees

     Regular                              5,000.00 EUR

     Sponsored                         2,000.00 EUR

     FlexTech Member Discount        500.00 EUR

Hotel and meals


Note. Participation fees include on-site meals and coffee breaks during the entire school.

Gifts for Trannees Support

Platinum contribution                    10,000.00 EUR

Gold contribution                            5,000.00 EUR

Silver contribution                       2,000.00 EUR

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