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Prof Anne-Françoise Cutting-Decelle

Ecole Centrale de Lille, Cité Scientifique, CS 20048, 59651 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ CEDEX, France

Phone : + 33 6 07 91 01 41

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ORCID ID : 0000-0001-6294-1162 – (

Research activities

My research activities focus on the adaptation of knowledge engineering (KE) techniques to improve the interoperability and the information exchanges between industrial sectors (e.g. urbanism, construction, manufacturing, … ). Those KE-based techniques provide methods and tools for the identification and the representation of complex and heterogeneous data, information and knowledge, through the use of ontology-based approaches.

An important aspect of my activities deals with standardization and standards drafting. The experience I have gained in my role as expert (and convenor) in standardization at the national level (AFNOR), European level (CEN/CENELEC) and international level (ISO and IEC), the problems related to the specificity (and to the complexity) of the domains concerned has led me to analyse to what extent KE-based approaches could be applied to standards drafting. The development of international standards stemming from both industrial needs and knowledge engineering-based approaches using information extraction and semantic annotation techniques based on ontologies is an important facet of my research work.

Other applications of my research domain, in relation to ontology engineering include : smart grids, reference architectures, reference models, semantic integration, semantic frameworks and their application to the representation of information and knowledge related to standardization and standards (standards’ roadmaps).

Scientific expertise

- Member : TITAN (

- Member : EURAS (

- Member : CODATA France (

- Member : ADELI, France (

- Member : EuroCRIS (

- Member : S4 network

- Member of the editorial team : Data Science Journal (

International standardization expertise

- Convenor : ISO TC 184/SC4-SC5 JWG8 (Manufacturing Management data) :

- Expert and member : ISO TC 184/SC4 International Technical Committee (industrial data) :

- Expert and member : ISO TC 184 / SC5 WG10 (Evaluation of energy efficiency and other relevant factors of a manufacturing system with respect to its environmental influence) :

- Expert and member : ISO/IEC Smart Manufacturing Standards Map Task Force

- Member : IEC SEG 7 :,FSP_LANG_ID:19321,25

- Member : IEC Syc Smart Energy (WG3 and WG5) :,FSP_LANG_ID:11825,25

- Expert and member : CEN TC 310 (Advanced manufacturing Technologies) European technical committee

- Member : ISO-IEC-ITU-UN/ECE Memorandum of Understanding Management Group (MoU/MG), Semantic interoperability and harmonization

- Expert and member : AFNOR CP IDMI (Ingénierie des données et des modèles pour l'industrie) standardization committee :

- Expert and member : AFNOR CN INFOGEO (Informations géographiques - systèmes géodésiques) standardization committee :

- Expert and member : AFNOR GIS IF (Groupe d'intérêt stratégique Industrie du Futur) :

- Expert and member : AFNOR UF ASGIEE (Approche Systèmes de la Gestion Intelligente de l'Energie Electrique) standardization committee :

- Guest speaker : MANUFUTURE 2015 (


FoF FLEXINET - 2013 - 2016

FLEXINET is a European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF (RTD) project funded under grant agreement no 608627, which started on 1 July 2013 and runs until the end of June 2016. The project is investigating the feasibility of providing software services to support decision makers in configuration and especially rapid reconfiguration of Global Production Networks.


Some recent publications

- Extraction of technical information from normative documents using automated methods based on ontologies : application to the ISO 15531 MANDATE standard – Methodology and first results A.F. Cutting-Decelle, J.L. Barraud, G.I. Magnan, A. Digeon, R.I. Young, P. Lamboley, 2018, ArXiv e-prints, 2018-06 | journal-article – ARXIV: 1806.02242

- Standard semantic models to support the configuration of global production networks Palmer, C., Cid, U. F. S., Cutting-Decelle, A. F., Urwin, E. N., Pinazo-Sánchez, U. J. M., Young, R., … & Pajkovska-Goceva, S., In: M. Zelm (eds.): Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Enterprise Interoperability, Nîmes, France, 27-05-2015, published at, CEUR Vol-1414, 2015

- Institutional work within SDO : The project leaders’ actions for RFID standardization Mione A., Cutting-Decelle, A.F., Barraud, J.L., EURAS Annual Standardization Conference “Co-opetition and open innovation”, in Proceedings, K Jakobs, A Mione, AF Cutting-Decelle, S Mignon Eds, 2016

- Innovation and standard development : healthy cooperation or speed race ? Consequences on the standardization approach Mione A., Barraud, J.L., Cutting-Decelle A.F., Research network on innovation (RRI) Congress, Innovation forum VIII, Nîmes, 2018

- FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF (RTD) FLEXINET Project 608627, Standardisation Plan, Deliverable D8.4, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, R.I. YOUNG, 2014 (public)

- FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF (RTD) FLEXINET Project 608627, Standardisation Report, Deliverable D8.9, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, R.I. YOUNG, 2016 (public)

- 3D City Models and urban information: current issues and perspectives R. Billen, A.F. Cutting-Decelle, O. Marina, J.P. de Almeida, M. Caglioni, G. Falquet, T. Leduc, C. Métral et al., EDPsciences, DOI : 10.1051/TU0801/201400001, 2014

- A Common Vocabulary to Express Standardization Features A.F. Cutting-Decelle, G. I. Magnan, C. Mouton, and R. I. M. Young, in Enterprise Interoperability: Interoperability for Agility, Resilience and Plasticity of Collaborations (I-ESA 14 Proceedings) (2015): 301, ISTE, Wiley, ISBN 978 1 84821 799 7

- Challenges of semantic 3D city models : a contribution of the COST Research Action TU0801 R. Billen, A.F. Cutting-Decelle, C. Métral, G. Falquet, S. Zlatanova and O. Marina, International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (IJ3DIM), IGI Global, accepted, on-going (2015)

- Reference ontologies for global production networks E.N. URWIN, C. PALMER, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, F. SANCHEZ CID, J.M. PINAZO-SÁNCHEZ, S. PAJKOVSKA-GOCEVA, R.I.M. YOUNG, KMIS 2014 Conference, Rome, 133-139, Oct 2014

- Standardised semantic models to support the configuration of global production networks C. PALMER, E. N. URWIN, E. P. RODRIGUEZ, F. S. CID, J. M. PINAZO-SANCHEZ, S. P. GOCEVA, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE and B. YOUNG, 6th International IFIP Working Conference on Enterprise Interoperability, IWEI, 2015

- Reference ontologies for manufacturing, R YOUNG, N. HASTILOW, M. IMRAN, N CHUNGOORA, Z USMAN, A-F CUTTING-DECELLE, IWEI 2013 – The international IFIP working conference on enterprise interoperability, information, services and processes for the interoperable economy and society, workshop on standardisation for interoperability in the service-oriented enterprise,ENSCHEDE, March 2013

- Towards the ontology-based consolidation of production-centric standards, N CHUNGOORA, A-F CUTTING-DECELLE, R YOUNG, G. GUNENDRAN, Z USMAN, J HARDING, K CASE, International Journal of Production Research, 2013, DOI:10.1080/00207543.2011.627885

- A model-driven ontology approach for manufacturing system interoperability and knowledge sharing, N. CHUNGOORA, G.A. GUNENDRAN, R. YOUNG, G. GUNENDRAN, C. PALMER, Z. USMAN, N.A. ANJUM, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, J.A. HARDING, K. CASE, Computers in Industry, Elsevier, Volume 64, Issue 8, March 2013, Pages 392-401, ISSN 0166-3615, doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2013.01.003

- Extending product lifecycle management for manufacturing knowledge sharing, N. CHUNGOORA, G.A. GUNENDRAN, R. YOUNG, Z. USMAN, N.A. ANJUM, C. PALMER, J.A. HARDING, K. CASE AND A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture 0954405412461741, first published on October 16, 2012, doi:10.1177/0954405412461741

- Production information interoperability over the Internet : a standardised data acquisition tool developed for industrial enterprises, A.F. CUTTING-DECELLE, J.L. BARRAUD, R.I.M. YOUNG, B. VEENENDAAL, Computers in Industry, Volume 63, Issue 8, October 2012, Pages 824-834, ISSN 0166-3615, doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2012.08.010