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Abstract

THIS PAPER EXPLORES OPERATOR BEHAVIOUR WHEN ASKED TO INTERACT WITH RISKY TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES DURING ACCIDENT CONDITIONS. THE PAPER REVIEWS THE PROBLEM OF ACCIDENT EVALUATION AND MODELLING OF MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS IN MODERN PROCESS CONTROL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. THEN THE SET-UP OF A COGNITIVE MODEL OF THE OPERATOR AND LOW AND HIGH LEVEL DECISION MAKING IS ILLUSTRATED, USING AS AN EXAMPLE CURRENT WORK CARRIED OUT BY ISPRA JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE. TOPICS DISCUSSED ARE HUMAN ERROR, DEGREE OF CERTAINTY, DEGREE OF SATISFACTION AND DEGREE OF PRIORITY. THE PAPER CONCLUDES THAT INSTEAD OF USING HUMAN RELIABILITY MODELS IN WHICH HUMAN INTERVENTION IS SUBDIVIDED INTO SIMPLE QUASI-INDEPENDENT TASKS, WHAT IS NEEDED IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODELS WHERE THE FOCUS IS ON COGNITIVE MECHANISMS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR WHEN INTERACTING WITH THE "MACHINE".

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Authors: MANCINI G, JRC-ISPRA;BERSINI U, JRC-ISPRA;CACCIABUE P JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA
Bibliographic Reference: PAPER PRESENTED: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EVENT PERCEPTION AND ACTION, TRIESTE/I, AUG. 24-28, 1987, AVAILABILITY CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, BP 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33183 E
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Record Number: 1989126214900 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en