Section: Dissemination

Promoting Scientific Activities

Scientific Events Organisation, Steering committees

  • J-P. Merlet is a permanent member of the International Steering Committee of the IROS conference, of the CableCon conference and chairman of the scientific Committee of the Computational Kinematics workshop,

  • Y. Papegay is a permanent member of the International Steering Committee of the International Mathematica Symposium conferences series.


  • The members of the team reviewed numerous papers for numerous international conferences and journals


Member of the Editorial Boards
  • J-P. Merlet is board member of the Journal of Behavorial Robotics

  • E. Wajnberg is Editor-in-Chief of the journal BioControl, a board member of the journals Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Neotropical Entomology, Applied Entomology and Zoology and Journal of Economical Entomology

Invited Talks

  • J-P. Merlet has given a talk on parallel robots at the workshop “Rigidity theory for multi-agent systems meet parallel robototics”, Nantes, a talk on interval analysis at SCAN, Tokyo and a talk on bibliometric indicators at the SIF workshop

  • E. Wajnberg has been invited for talks by the University of Palermo (Italy, February), the University of Haifa (Israel, March), the conference “l'Ere du Temps” (Nice, June), the European Congress of Entomology, Naples (Italy, July), and the University dell'Insubria (Varese, Italy, November).

Leadership within the Scientific Community

  • J-P. Merlet is Inria representative to the PPP Eurobotics aisbl. He is a member of the IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) Technical Committees on History and on Computational Kinematics and is one of the 10 elected members of IFToMM Executive Council, the board of this federation. He is a member of the scientific committee of the CNRS GDR robotique. J-P. Merlet is an IEEE Fellow, doctor honoris causa of Innsbruck University and IFToMM Awards of Merits

  • Y. Papegay is a member of the OpenMath Society, building an extensible standard for representing the semantics of mathematical objects.

Scientific Expertise

  • J-P. Merlet was involved in project evaluations for several foreign funding agencies (Israel, Austria, ERC). He was also appointed as Nominator for the Japan's Prize.

  • E Wajnberg is involved in project evaluation for several foreign funding agencies (Belgium, Italy).

  • E. Wajnberg was invited to be a committee number for recruiting an Institute Director by the CNR (Rome, Italy).

Research Administration

  • J-P. Merlet is an elected member of the Academic Council of UCA COMUE, a corresponding member of Inria ethical committee (COERLE) and member of the Research, Ethical Committees of UCA. He is an elected member of Inria Scientific Committee and of the “Commission Administrative Paritaire” of Inria

  • Y. Papegay is a member of the CUMIR (the committee managing the interaction between researchers and the computer support staff)

  • O. Pourtallier is a board member of SeaTech, an Engineering School of University of Toulon. She is responsible of the NICE committee (long term invited scientists and post-doctoral student selection) and a member of the CGL AGOS