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"Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow" <[log in to unmask]>
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                         April 1-2, 1998
                           Seattle, WA

        (In cooperation with AIAA TC on Computer Systems and
                 Safeware Engineering Corp.)

Co-Chairs: Nancy Leveson (University of Washington)
           Chris Johnson (Glasgow University)

Recent accidents in a range of industries have increased concern over
the management and control of safety-critical systems.  Although we
have developed techniques to cope with failures in individual components
of complex systems, new accidents arising from interactions between the
components and related to system-level complexity and human-machine
interaction have proven more difficult to predict and prevent.  The goal
of this workshop is to provide a forum for practitioners, regulators, and
researchers to discuss leading edge techniques in hazard analysis, system
safety engineering of computer-based systems, human-machine interaction
design and assessment, and accident causation and investigation.  Particular
emphasis will be on the role of human error both in the development and
in the operation of complex processes and on techniques that can be
easily integrated into existing system engineering practices.


   Keynote speaker:
     -- Earl Weener, Boeing


     -- Context and Software Reliability
           Chris Garrett and George Apostolakis, MIT

     -- Explaining Sarter and Wood's Classical Results:  The
        Cognitive Complexity of Pilot-Autopilot Interaction
        on the Boeing 737-EFIS
           Denis Javaux and Veronique DeKeyser,  University of Liege

     -- Using Verbal Protocol Analysis to Support the Analysis of
        Accident Reports,
           M-O. Bes and C.W. Johnson, University of Glasgow

     -- WBA Failure Analysis: Formal Methods with Cognitive Modeling
           Peter Ladkin and Karsten Loer, University of Bielefeld

     -- Safety concerns at Ontario Hydro:  The need for safety
        management through incident analysis and safety assessment
           John Lee, Battelle
           Kim Vicente, University of Toronto

     -- Errors in Aviation Decision Making: A Factor in Accidents and
           Judith Orasanu and Lynne Martin, NASA Ames Research Center

     -- Thinking Ahead: Using Strategic Behavior to Avoid Errors on the
        Commercial Flight Deck
           William Rogers, Honeywell.

     -- Applying a Common Conceptual Model Approach to Vertical
        Navigation Automation
           Sanjay Vakil, MIT

     -- Modeling Controller Tasks for Safety Analysis
           Molly Brown and Nancy Leveson, University of Washington

     -- The Effect of Automation on the Frequency of Task Prioritization
        Errors in Commercial Aircraft Cockpits:  An ARSR Incident Report
           Jennifer Wilson and Ken Funk, Oregon State University

     -- Accident Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Human Error
        Categorization and Cognitive Modeling
           Daniela Busse and Chris Johnson, Glasgow University

     -- Guidance for Designing to Address Human Error
           Sara Chen-Wing, Eric Davey, and Fiona Bremner, AECL

   Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 70 participants in order to
   encourage interaction.  It is important to register right away even if
   you are not planning on paying until later.

Cost: $225 which includes lunch both days, proceedings, breaks, and
      a reception early evening April 1.

Information about accomodations and on-line registration:

Program Committee:

   Kathy Abbott, U.S. FAA
   Leo Beltracchi, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
   Curt Graeber,  Boeing
   Chris Johnson, Univ. of Glasgow
   John Lee, Battelle
   Nancy Leveson, Univ. of Washington
   Thomas Maier, Daimler-Benz
   Chris Mitchell, Georgia Tech
   Everett Palmer, NASA Ames
   Kim Vicente, Univ. of Toronto

For more information contact:

   Nancy Leveson ([log in to unmask])
   or Chris Johnson ([log in to unmask])