Workshop on the
Investigation and Reporting of Incidents and Accidents
17th - 20th July 2002, The Senate Room, University of Glasgow.
This workshop is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of information about incident
and accident reporting systems in many different application domains, including but not
limited to aviation, chemical process industry, healthcare, military systems, the rail
industry and nuclear applications. We are interested in multi-disciplinary approaches that
address the following topics, although we welcome papers that address issues beyond these
- the integration of human factors, system engineering and management concerns;
- forensic software engineering and techniques for analysing software failure;
- investigatory techniques, eye-witness interviewing and elicitation;
- studies on the scope of evidence gathering following incidents and accidents;
- causal analysis techniques;
- presentation and dissemination of safety-related information;
- integrating incident and accident recommendations into broader risk analysis and assessment;
- incident `starvation' and the problems of under-reporting;
- incident `saturation' and the problems of scale in incident reporting;
- data mining and trending techniques for incident data;
- validation and the monitoring of incident and accident reporting systems.
- field studies in the application of incident and accident reporting;
Saturday 20th July will provide informal discussions about issues raised in the workshop
It will be spent on Arran, off the West Coast of Scotland. The 21st European Conference
on Human Decision Making and Control will also be held in Glasgow immediately before
this workshop and delegates can register for both meetings at a reduced rate.
Deadlines: Authors should submit full papers not exceeding 6000 words. For poster
presentations, authors should send abstracts not exceeding 2000 words. All submissions
must reach Chris Johnson by 15th April 2002. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
There will be preprints of all papers. Selected papers from the workshop will be
published in a forthcoming book on accident and incident reporting.
David Aha, US Naval Research Laboratory.
Sue Bogner, US Inst. for Study of Medical Error.
Daniela Busse, Microsoft, USA.
P. Carlo Cacciabue, European Research Centre.
Kren Clayton, UK Health and Safety Executive.
Jan Davies, University of Calgary, Canada.
Peter Galison, Harvard University, USA.
Andrew Hale, Delft Univ. of Technology, NL.
C. Michael Holloway, NASA Langley, USA.
Peter Ladkin, Univ. Bielefeld, Germany.
Gilles Le Galo, EUROCONTROL, Belgium.
Mike O'Leary, British Airways, UK.
Jari Nisula, AIRBUS, France.
Olof Norlen, Swedish Air Traffic Control (Luftfartsverket)
Constance Perin, MIT, USA.
Peter Tait, CHIRP, UK.
Tjerk van der Schaaf, T.U. Eindhoven, NL.
Peter Stastny, EUROCOCONTROL, Belgium.
Barry Strauch, NTSB, USA.
Charles Vincent, UCL, UK.
David Woods, Ohio State Univ., USA.
Linda Wright, Delft Univ., NL.
Prof. Chris Johnson,
Department of Computer Science, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QJ, Scotland.
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