Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures

  • Jens Rasmussen
  • William B. Rouse

Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Jens Rasmussen, William B. Rouse
      Pages 1-6
  3. Real Life Perspectives

  4. Theories and Models

  5. System Design and Operator Support

  6. Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 539-539
    2. Andrew Shepherd
      Pages 541-552
    3. E. C. Marshall, A. Shepherd
      Pages 575-588
    4. J. Patrick, R. B. Stammers
      Pages 589-604
    5. Torgny Svanes, James R. Delaney
      Pages 659-677
  7. Summary of Workshop Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 679-679
    2. L. P. Goodstein
      Pages 681-692
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 693-716

About this book


This book includes all of the papers presented at the NATO Symposium on Human Detection and Diagnosis of System Failures held at Roskilde, Denmark on August 4-8, 1980. The Symposium was sponsored by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO and the Rise National Laboratory of Denmark. The goal of the Symposium was to continue the tradition initiated by the NATO Symposium on Monitoring Behavior and Supervisory Control held in Berchtesgaden, F .R. Germany in 1976 and the NATO Symposium on Theory and Measurement of Mental Workload held in Mati, Greece in 1977. To this end, a group of 85 psychologists and engineers coming from industry, government, and academia convened to discuss, and to generate a "state-of-the-art" consensus of the problems and solutions associated with the human IS ability to cope with the increasing scale of consequences of failures within complex technical systems. The Introduction of this volume reviews their findings. The Symposium was organized to include brief formal presentations of papers sent to participants about two months in advance of the meeting, and considerable discussion both during plenary sessions and within more specialized workshops. Summaries of the discussions and workshop reports appear in this volume.



Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Rasmussen
    • 1
  • William B. Rouse
    • 2
  1. 1.Risø National LaboratoryRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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