26 May 2017

Call for papers: "Quantifying Human Factors: Towards Analytical Human-in-the-Loop"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation.

Improvements in safety in the air and in space can be achieved through better ergonomics, better work environments, and other efforts of the traditional avionic psychology that directly affect human behaviours and performance. There is also a significant potential for further reduction in aerospace accidents and casualties through better understanding of the role that various uncertainties play in the planner’s and operator’s worlds of work, when never-perfect humans, never failure-free navigation equipment and instrumentation, never hundred-percent-predictable response of the object of control (air- or space-craft), and uncertain and often harsh environments contribute jointly to the likelihood of a mishap. By employing quantifiable and measurable ways of assessing the role and significance of such uncertainties and treating a human-in-the-loop (HITL) as a part, often the most crucial part, of a complex man–instrumentation–equipment–vehicle–environment system, one could improve dramatically the state-of-the-art in assuring aerospace operational safety. This can be done by predicting, quantifying and, if necessary, even specifying an adequate (low enough) probability of a possible accident. You are invited to submit a paper on the importance and role of modelling of the human factor in various HITL missions and situations.  

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Quantification of the human factor in the areas, missions and situations where its role is important
  • Application of the non-deterministic (probabilistic) approaches
  • Quantification of the human factor in avionic psychology
  • Quantification of the human factor in aerospace engineering
  • Quantification of the human factor in safety-in-the-air and safety-at-sea situations
  • Quantification of the human factor in automotive engineering
  • Quantification of the human factor in medicine
  • Quantification of the human factor in human-computer interactions
  • Quantification of the human factor in military missions and situations
  • Quantification of the human factor in situations when this factor and instrumentation/equipment performance contribute jointly to the outcome of an avionic or military mission and/or situation

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 September, 2017
Notification to authors: 1 November, 2017
Final versions due by: 15 January, 2018

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