Prof Anne-Françoise Cutting-Decelle

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ORCID ID : 0000-0001-6294-1162

Formation :
- Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Agrégation de Génie Civil
- Doctorat, HDR (section CNU 61) (Université Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry)

2000-2018 : Professeur des Universités
- IUT d'Evry Val d'Essonne, Département QLIO, 91000 Evry
- Ecole Centrale de Lille, Cité Scientifique, CS 20048, 59651 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ CEDEX, F
2018- : Université de Genève/CUI, Site de Battelle, 7, Route de Drize, CH-1227 CAROUGE, CH

Guest Editor :
MDPI Information Special Issue : Knowledge Engineering for International Standardization

This Special Issue is designed to investigate the extent to which knowledge representation techniques can be applied to international standardization, both from a theoretical and practical point of view and to analyze the benefits that can be expected from their use: are smart standards still a dream or can they become reality?

Guest Editor :
JIEMM : Journal of Innovation Economics & Management, Special issue :

Title of the Special ISSUE : Standards as a Means of Strengthening Innovative Business

Research activities

My research activities focus on adapting knowledge engineering techniques to improve the interoperability of international standards used to manage information exchanges in industry. This is facilitated by ontology-based representations.

I work as an expert for various standards bodies, at international level (ISO, IEC), at European level (CEN, CENELEC) and at French level (AFNOR). In the field of industrial data (as an expert for the ISO TC184 / SC4 committee), my contribution has focused on the development of new standards in the field of production management as well as the management and monitoring of existing standards. All these standards must be both consistent and interoperable with each other and developed in accordance with the rules provided by the Standards Bodies (Directives).

An important aspect of my research work is the development of international standards based on :
- requirements arising from industry needs, expressed and formulated using approaches based on knowledge engineering, automatic representation and integration of these requirements into standardisation documents,
- the use of information extraction and semantic annotation techniques based on ontologies,
- the application of methods based on natural language processing techniques to encourage the development of standards that can be read and used directly by machines (SMART standards).

The experience I have gained as an expert and convenor of various standardisation committees has enabled me to understand and highlight the problems associated with the specific nature (and complexity) of the whole standardisation process. This has enabled me to study the extent to which approaches based on knowledge engineering can be used in the drafting of standards, in particular the development of ontologies corresponding to the knowledge domains of the technical standards to be taken into account, but also the consideration of interoperability issues. As ontologies can differ in scope, point of view and granularity, it is often necessary to use alignment techniques to enable the different models to be synthesised.

The concept of digital twin is an important part of my research work, particularly through the modelling and representation of the information exchanges that it enables between the players involved throughout the various stages of industrial processes. Standardisation plays a very important role here, as the interoperability of these exchanges will be facilitated by the use of standardised languages and approaches.

Other applications in my research area include :
- smart grids,
- reference architectures and reference models,
- semantic integration,
- semantic interoperability,
- semantic frameworks and their application to the representation of information and knowledge linked to standardisation and norms (standards roadmaps),
- digital twins.

Scientific expertise

- Member : ADELI (
- Member : APK (
- Member : CODATA France (
- Member : EURAS (
- Member : EuroCRIS (
- Member : IAOA (
- Member : TITAN (

International standardization expertise

* National level (France) :
- AFNOR CP IDMI (Ingénierie des données et des modèles pour l'industrie) standardization committee :
- AFNOR CN INFOGEO (Informations géographiques - systèmes géodésiques) standardization committee : https://
- AFNOR UF ASGIEE (Approche Systèmes de la Gestion Intelligente de l'Energie Electrique) standardization committee :
- AFNOR UF 65 (Mesure et commande dans le processus industriel) :

* European level (CEN) :
- CEN TC 310 (Advanced automation technologies and their applications) European technical committee

* International level (ISO, IEC, ISO-IEC-ITU-UN) :
- ISO TC 184/SC4 International Technical Committee (industrial data) :
- ISO/IEC Smart Manufacturing Standards Map Task Force
- IEC SyC Smart Manufacturing OF1 :
- IEC SyC Smart Energy (JWG3, WG5 and WG6) :,FSP_LANG_ID:11825,25
- IEC TC 65 / ISO TC 184 JWG21 :,FSP_LANG_ID:19942,25
- IEC TC 65 / ISO TC 184 JWG14 :

- ISO-IEC-ITU-UN/ECE MoU/MG (Memorandum of Understanding Management Group) :

- 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

- Addmin: Private computing for consumers’ online documents access: Scientific technical report
Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo, Gilles Falquet, Claudine Metral, Maria Assunta Cappelli, Assane Wade, Sami Ghadfi, Anne-Françoise Cutting-Decelle, Ashley Caselli, and Graham Cutting, Aug 2022

- Digital Twins : From conceptual views to industrial applications in the electrical domain
G. Di Marzo Serugendo, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, L. Guise, T. Cormenier, I. Khan, L. Hossenlopp, IEEE Computer

- Towards a digital service to help the elaboration, implementation and follow-up of study regulations at the University of Geneva - a hands-on experiment
G. Di Marzo Serugendo, L. Friha, P.-Y. Burgi, J. Dobeli, A. Wade, M. Assunta Cappelli, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, M. Vonlanthen, N. Durand and A. Hugentobler
IESS 2022, International Conference on Exploring Service Science, Feb 2022, Geneva

- Intelligent Document Processing–Methods and Tools in the real world
G.A. Cutting, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.14070, Dec 2021

- Automatic extraction of requirements expressed in industrial standards: a way towards machine readable standards ?
H. de Ribaupierre, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, N. Baumier, S. Blumental, arXiv preprint arXiv:2112.13091, Dec 2021

- A semantic-based approach to analyze the link between security and safety for Internet of Vehicle (IoV) and Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)
M. Assunta, G. Di Marzo Serugendo, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, M. Strohmeier, CARS 2021 6th International Workshop on Critical Automotive Applications: Robustness & Safety, Sep 2021, Münich, Germany. ￿hal-03366378

- How to overcome difficulties met in deploying digital twins of electrical assets over their whole life cycle? A data management perspective
L. Guise, L. Hossenlopp, T. Cormenier, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, G. Di Marzo Serugendo, I. Khan, CIRED 2021 Conference

- A standardized knowledge model for high-voltage equipment catalogue data contributes to simplify the life of end users and manufacturers
L. Guise, T. Cormenier, S. Blumental, N. Baumier, A. Dehouck, E. Lambert, A.-F. Cutting-Decelle, J.-L. Rayon, P. Tailhades, M. Zouiti, CIRED 2021 Conference

- Projet RTE DIGIREQ : Extraction automatique d'exigences normatives formulées en langage naturel, application à la norme IEC 60376 – Rapport du Lot 1
A.F. Cutting-Decelle, H. de Ribaupierre, décembre 2020

- Projet RTE DIGIREQ : Extraction automatique d'exigences normatives formulées en langage naturel, application à la norme IEC 60376 – Rapport du Lot 2
H. de Ribaupierre, A.F. Cutting-Decelle, décembre 2020

- Projet RTE DIGIREQ : Extraction automatique d'exigences normatives formulées en langage naturel, application à la norme IEC 60376 – Rapport du Lot 3
A.F. Cutting-Decelle, H. de Ribaupierre, janvier 2021

- Agency or structure in institutional work ; a case of standard drafting in an international standardization body
Mione A., Cutting-Decelle A.F., Barraud J.L., XXVIIIe conférence de l’AIMS, Dakar, 2019

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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