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On June 30th, 2017 a joined working day between working groups (WG) has been organized in SNCF premises. 

The members of the five following WG were meeting : «  Organization and risk management », «  Human factors in design and field experience feedback», « Technical field experience feedback », « Cindynics for all », « Risk management, cindynics and new systemic approaches in the health field ». The WG “Risk, uncertainties and decision in industry and environment” was also represented.

The working day thematics was as follows : « configurations : a systemic approach to face complexity ».

A configuration may be defined as a combination of elements, states, conditions or facts which is possibly recurrent and leads or at least is on the way to a more or less serious event.

This working day gave the opportunity to talk about configurations notions, systemic approach, complexity, causality.

As distinguished from thematics working days where questions are raised after oral  presentation, the speakers could be freely interrupted, giving place to spontaneous debates. 

This friendly working day has been a real success, letting his organizer, Jean-François Vautier from CEA be heartily thanked !

Besides the interest of the proper thematics, such a working day has allowed various WG members to meet on a transverse topic, mixing technical and human and social approaches.

Such a success is to be regularly renewed. A place could be reserved to an inter WG meeting in June each year in IMdR agenda.


Philippe Le POAC

Président de l'IMdR

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