Etienne Dombre is Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a researcher within the Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier at the University of Montpellier, France.

Wisama Khalil is Professor at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France and a researcher at the Institute of Research in Communication and Cybernetics.