Human Error, Safety and Systems Development: IFIP 18th World Computer Congress TC13 / WG13.5 7th Working Conference on Human Error, Safety and Systems Development 22-27 August 2004 Toulouse, France / Edition 1

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Recent accidents in a range of industries have increased concern over the design, development, management and control of safety-critical systems. Attention has now focused upon the role of human error both in the development and in the operation of complex processes.

Human Error, Safety and Systems Development gathers contributions from practitioners and researchers presenting and discussing leading edge techniques that can be used to mitigate the impact of error (both system and human) on safety-critical systems. Some of these contributions can be easily integrated into existing systems engineering practices while others provide a more theoretical and fundamental perspective on the issues raised by these kinds of interactive systems. More precisely the contributions cover the following themes:
–Techniques for incident and accident analysis;
–Empirical studies of operator behaviour in safety-critical systems;
–Observational studies of safety-critical systems;
–Risk assessment techniques for interactive systems;
–Safety-related interface design, development and testing;
–Formal description techniques for the design and development of safety-critical interactive systems.

Many diverse sectors are covered, including but not limited to aviation, maritime and the other transportation industries, the healthcare industry, process and power generation and military applications.

This volume contains 20 original and significant contributions addressing these critical questions. The papers were presented at the 7th IFIP Working Group 13.5 Working Conference on Human Error, Safety and Systems Development, which was held in August 2004 in conjunction with the 18th IFIP World Computer Congress in Toulouse, France, and sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).

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Ch. 1 The role of night vision equipment in military incidents and accidents 1
Ch. 2 The Global Aviation Information Network (GAIN) 17
Ch. 3 Development of critiquing systems in network organizations 31
Ch. 4 Analysing dynamic function scheduling decisions 45
Ch. 5 Formal verification and validation of interactive systems specifications 61
Ch. 6 Modelling incident scenarios 77
Ch. 7 Automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast / cockpit display of traffic information 93
Ch. 8 Task patterns for taking into account in an efficient and systematic way user behaviours 109
Ch. 9 A sampling model to ascertain automation-induced complacency in multi-task environments 131
Ch. 10 Decision making in avalanche terrain 147
Ch. 11 Failure analysis and the safety-case lifecycle 163
Ch. 12 Toward a human-centered UML for risk analysis 177
Ch. 13 Handling human factors in integrated systems engineering 193
Ch. 14 Studying operator behaviour during a simple but safety critical task 209
Ch. 15 Challenge of safety data analysis - top models wanted 223
Ch. 16 SEMOMAP 239
Ch. 17 The team-based operation of safety-critical programmable systems 255
Ch. 18 Towards a framework for systematically analysing collaborative error 271
Ch. 19 Integrating human factors in the design of safety critical systems 285
Ch. 20 Designing distributed task performance in safety-critical systems equipped with mobile devices 301
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