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Who am i?

Jean-Charles FABRE


    University Professor


National Polytechnic Institute

- INP -

    University of Toulouse



INP School of Engineering

Toulouse, France

Research lab:


    7, Ave Colonel Roche


    31031 Toulouse cedex 4



    Français, English, Español



    First.Lastname at laas.fr

Tel:  +33 5 61 33 62 36

Fax: +33 5 61 33 64 11

Current and recent research projects

Resilient Computing: on-line adaptation of fault tolerance mechanisms

CNRS funding

Engineering Adaptive Safety Critical Automotive Embedded Systems


Dependability of Novel Digital Interactive Cockpits

AIRBUS funding



(Microsoft Academic Search)

PhD THEsis


MY research Mentors

Jean-Claude Laprie
(LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse)

Brian Randell
(U. Newcastle, UK)


Former positions:

2006 - date :    Professor INP-ENSEEIHT

2002 - 2006:    Directeur de recherche CNRS

1998 - 2002:    CNRS researcher

1984 - 1998:    INRIA researcher

Year 1983:      CNES Engineer position

                        Military service - Scientific position

1980-1983:      Doctorate student  - INRIA Paris

                       (Thomson CSF grant)

PhD in Computer Science in october 1982 and HDR (Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) in february 1992  from University of Toulouse.

Brief history

Thomson Central Research Laboratory and INRIA in Paris: member of the Chorus project, responsible for the design and the implementation of fault tolerance strategies in the Chorus microkernel-based distributed architecture.

Since 1984, as INRIA and then CNRS researcher, member of LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse working in the "Dependable Computing and Fault-tolerance" research team, currently responsible for a research group on «Resilient Computing for Embedded Systems».

Since 2006, Full professor position at INPT, member of the Electrical, Automation and Computer Engineering department of ENSEEIHT, responsible for courses on the «Development of Critical Embedded systems»

Main research interests

o Distributed algorithms, fault tolerant systems, runtime verification, testing.

o Validation of embedded systems by fault-injection.

o Dependability of interactive cockpits based on the ARINC661 standard

o Dependability of automotive systems based on AUTOSAR & ISO26262.

o Resilient computing and adaptive fault tolerant systems.

Main industrial partners today:  AIRBUS, RENAULT


o Research networks: Strongly involved in the European Network of Excellence, ReSIST, first on research topics like Resilience and evolutivity of computer systems, but also member of the Training and Dissemination committee aiming  at promoting education on dependable computing in Europe. 

o Projects & collaborations: European projects (DELTA4, PDCS, DBENCH,  DEVA, DSOS, etc.), international collaborations through CNRS-NSF agreements (with the University of California Los Angeles in the US), CNRS-JSPS agreements (with the University of Tsukuba & Tokyo in Japan), and other international cooperations (Brazil, Singapore, Argentina).

o Invited professor in Singapore, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Spain, England.

o Program, steering and editorial committees (main):

Member of many program committees of major international conferences  on dependable computing (SRDS, DSN, PRDC, EDCC, etc.)

PC co-chair of DSN’2002 (Washington D.C., USA, June 2002), the premiere IEEE and IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks.

Member of the steering committee of the European Dependable Computing Conference (EDCC).

Member of the Editorial Board of SPE, Software Practice & Experience, journal, John Wiley & Son Eds, Inc.  until 2014.

National responsibilities (recent):

Representing LAAS in the Carnot Research Network for the automotive and aerospace domains until 2014.

President of an evaluation committee for AERES, the National Research Evaluation Agency in december 2014

Member of the scientific committee of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse until decembre 2015.

Member of reorganisation committees of the school of engineering of the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse.

Member of the steering committee of the WG Transport & Mobility of the System@TIC cluster in Paris.

Transfer / consulting

Before 2010:


Expert for companies in the aerospace industry: Dassault Aviation, EADS Airbus, ESA, Astrium, CNES,

Expert for the French Defence Agency and for SMEs: Chorus Systems, Dune Technologies


Expert for the automotive industry, with Valeo, premium part provider in 2010

International expert for the DEOS national JST project, directed by Sony CSL,     Japan, in 2011 and 2012

Expert for the technical department of the French Navigation Authority (DTI/DSNA) in 2014.

Jean-Charles FABRE


National Polytechnic Institute - School of Engineering (INP-ENSEEIHT)

University of Toulouse ––– LAAS-CNRS Research Lab.