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Multiple Views on Safety-Critical Automation: Aircraft, Autonomous Vehicles, Air Traffic Management and Satellite Ground Segments PerspectivesThis SIG focuses on the engineering of automation in interactive critical systems. Automation has already been studied in a number of (sub-) disciplines and application fields: design, human factors, psychology, (software) engineering, aviation, health care, games. One distinguishing feature of the area we are focusing on is that in the field of interactive critical systems properties such as reliability, dependability, fault-tolerance are as important as usability, user experience or overall acceptance issues. The SIG targets at two problem areas: first the engineering of the user interaction with (partly-) autonomous systems: how to design, build and assess autonomous behavior, especially in cases where there is a need to represent on the user interface both autonomous and interactive objects. An example of such integration is the representation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) (where no direct interaction is possible), together with aircrafts (that have to be instructed by an air traffic controller to avoid the UAV). Second the design and engineering of user interaction in general for autonomous objects systems (for example a cruise control in a car or an autopilot in an aircraft). The goal of the SIG is to raise interest in the CHI community on the general aspects of automation and to identify a community of researchers and practitioners interested in those increasingly prominent issues of interfaces towards (semi)-autonomous systems. The expected audience should be interested in addressing the issues of integration of mainly unconnected research domains to formulate a new joint research agenda.
Document ID
Document Type
Feary, Michael S. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Palanque, Philippe Andre Rolan (Toulouse Univ. France)
Martinie, De Almeida (Toulouse Univ. France)
Tscheligi, Manfred (Salzburg Univ. Austria)
Date Acquired
November 15, 2016
Publication Date
May 9, 2016
Subject Category
Air Transportation and Safety
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
CHI 2016(San Jose, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 330693.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
safety-critical automation
human-automation interaction

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