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Cognitive Engineering

Ingénierie cognitique

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Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

Cognitive Engineering aims at publishing the main scientific, technical, epistemological and philosophical texts that concern cognitive technologies and their current and future development.


In a time ruled by exponential logic, digital technologies have spread in society, in systems involving humans and interfaces, their personal or shared uses or more globally their collective uses. Digital technologies are taking over organization and group life as well as people’s life to the point where they are entering bodies and moving into thoughts with new forms of anthropotechnical hybridity.


Important sectors are affected: intelligent and technological systems, learning systems, meta-cognitive systems, collaborative and hybrid systems, ethics and the future of cognitive engineering and its systems.

Ingénierie cognitique a pour vocation de publier les principaux textes scientifiques, technologiques, épistémologiques et philosophiques concernant les technologies cognitives et leurs développements actuels et futurs.

Dans une période soumise à la logique de l’exponentiel, le numérique sous toutes ses formes s’installe dans la société, dans les systèmes impliquant les hommes et les interfaces, leurs usages personnels, partagés ou plus généralement collectifs. Il envahit l’organisation et la vie des groupes comme des individus, allant jusqu’à pénétrer les corps ou s’insérer dans la pensée dans de nouvelles formes d’hybridité anthropotechnique.

De grands secteurs sont concernés : systèmes technologiques intelligents, systèmes apprenants, systèmes métacognitifs, systèmes collaboratifs et hybrides, éthique et futurs de l’ingénierie cognitique et des systèmes.

Journal issues


Volume 24- 7

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Volume 23- 6

Issue 1


Volume 21- 5

Issue 1


Volume 20- 4

Issue 1


Volume 19- 3

Issue 1


Volume 18- 2

Issue 1


Volume 17- 1

Issue 1

Recent articles

Foreward – note to the reader
Bernard Claverie

La revue « Ingénierie Cognitique » s’est donné pour mission de publier les textes scientifiques, technologiques, épistémologiques et philosophiques concernant les technologies et méthodes cognitives, c’est-à-dire celles utilisées pour connaître la cognition humaine, mais également les conséquences de sa mise en oeuvre et les moyens de l’action que l’on peut avoir sur elle.

Cognitive warfare: Foreword to the thematic issues
Mathieu Valette, Christian Harbulot, Antoine Hardouin

This special issue of this journal brings together a set of texts written by researchers from two French groups involved, first, in a public polemologic research programme, GECKO, and second, in a wider network devoted to conflictual cognitive action, CIVIL. The texts are published under the responsibility of their authors and are intended to provide a basis for thematic reflection stemming from some initial French-language work on the subject of ’cognitive warfare’.

Cognitive Warfare, Culture and National Narrative
Mathieu Valette

This article sets out the initial elements of a problematisation of cognitive warfare from a semiotic point of view. It will first propose a phenomenological framework for cognitive warfare, in terms of targets and attacks, and will sketch out a discussion about symbolic and cultural creations as conveying an authority, i.e. a legality that builds social cohesion. We’ll examine the national narrative as a symbolic creation necessary to communal living, but vulnerable to hostile attack, and a key component of a cognitive defence that still needs to be invented. Finally, we’ll look at the digital dimension as an intrinsic vulnerability in the "cultural defence" system of democracies.

The civil legitimacy of cognitive warfare
Christian Harbulot

This article addresses the issue of the civil culture of cognitive warfare, which is very rarely taken into account. In addition to military confrontation, three other types of confrontation can be considered here. Ideological and cultural confrontation, referring to the cognitive means used to destabilise or challenge a dominant ideological system. Geo-economic confrontation, all the informational manoeuvres linked to economic warfare. Societal confrontation, the intrusion of civil society players into economic problems. The players involved in these issues come from the civilian world, not the military.

Typologies of warfare and conflicts: an introduction to Vietnamese doctrines and perceptions
Jean-Philippe Eglinger

The concept of “cognitive warfare” (in its “Western” meaning) appeared very recently in Vietnam. Working on the semantic field of this concept (like others recently borrowed from the “West”) allows us to understand its “journey” and the perception that the Vietnamese authorities may have of it. However, beyond this semantic study, it is necessary to apprehend and understand Vietnamese military traditions, notably the revolutionary war, to be able to assess how they can constitute a favourable environment for the "absorption" of this "imported" concept and allow its reuse in a “Vietnamized” form either in a military or civilian context to serve Vietnam’s influence.

Should we fear AI or those who play with fantasies?
Benoît Le Blanc

The question of fear or confidence in artificial intelligence regularly comes to the forefront of the news. The novelty comes from the fact that concrete applications of AI are emerging. Besides, not a day goes by without the newspapers mentioning “AIs”. But should we really be afraid of it? Raising this question involves three points: understanding what AI is, examining current events in the field, and equipping ourselves with some means to think about how to move forward socially and politically with AI.

Psychological operations of influence and Maskirovka as a Russian mindset
Bernard Claverie

Maskirovka is an ancient method of masking and concealing Soviet military actions. Today, it has become a veritable doctrine that permeates every dimension of the Russian state. It constitutes a culture of information manipulation and influence in the service of military, political and diplomatic secrecy, targeting both institutional adversaries and individuals opposed to Russian power.

Editorial Board


Editor in Chief

IMS - ENSC Bordeaux INP


Membres du comité

IMS – Université de Bordeaux


IMS - ENSC Bordeaux INP


Theorik-Lab - Salon de Provence


LabSTICC - IMT Atlantique - Brest


SSRI-A8 - MESR - Paris


Jean-Gabriel GANASCIA
LIP6 - Sorbonne Université - Paris


Baptiste PREBOT
Direction générale de l’armement Paris


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