Virtual Reality-Based Human-Centric Systems Architecture

(01/01/2021 - 30/06/2024)

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[Context] Systems architecture is a collaborative preliminary design process that consists in defining the multiple views (operational, functional, logical, physical, geometric, safety, etc.) of a system-of-interest. [Problem]The architecture of technical systems requires an extensive number of modelling and simulation software capabilites to define each view. So far, each view relies on a set of models developed in domain specific software. [Proposition] The project ArchiTOOL aims at inventing and prototyping an immersive and intelligent virtual environment for the architecture of complex socio-technical systems. New visual and interactive metaphors support the design of a multi-view architecture in a unique virtual space. The systems thinking ontology, which underlies the human-machine interface, structures the core information in a graph. Finally, the integration of reasoning and machine learning capabilities into the virtual environment provides users with context-aware virtual scenes.[Results] .... [Future work]...



- Romain Pinquié - Associate Professor - Univ Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G-SCOP - contact:

- Haobo Wang - PhD Candidate - Univ Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G-SCOP

- Frédéric Noel - Full Professor - Univ Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G-SCOP


R. Pinquié, H. Wang, F. Noël (2023) Human-centric co-design of model-based system architecture. 33rd CIRP Design Conference, Sydney, Australia, May 17-19, 2023. In Procedia CIRP. Vol. 109, pp. 472-477, 2023. DOI:

T.T.H Tranh, G. Foucault, R. Pinquié. (2022) Benchmarking of 3D modelling in virtual reality. In Computer-Aided Design and Applications (CADA), Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 1184-1190, 2022. DOI:


This work was supported by the ArchiTOOL project, grant ANR-20-CE10-0010 of the French National Research Agency.


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