Manuel Zacklad Bio
Manuel Zacklad is Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, holder of the "Expressions and cultures at work" Chair, director of the DICEN laboratory (Dispositifs of information and communication in the digital age). He led a dual career in private and public research and development organizations (knowledge engineer in innovative software companies, cognitive ergonomics researcher at France Telecom Research and Development, etc.). In 1998 he created the first French multidisciplinary laboratory between humanities and engineering sciences on issues of cooperative work (Tech-CICO) at the University of Technology of Troyes. His research has resulted in original contributions to document theory (documentarisation, documents for action), social approaches to knowledge organization (socio-semantic web), and an integrated analysis of action and activity to account for the role of mediating artifacts in the creation of value (the semiotics of cooperative transactions). He is also involved in projects of design of multi-viewpoint knowledge organization software. It was the COOP group leader, the group having created the COOP conferences, a multidisciplinary team in cognitive psychology, ergonomics, management science, knowledge engineering, decision support, established in 1992 and he has chaired or co-chaired the scientific committee in 1995 and 1996 and 2006.