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In this paper the state of the art and the current trends in modelling man-machine interaction (MMI) are reviewed briefly, attempting to show that good computer architectures are necessary for implementing models, which are nowadays able to account for complex paradigms and reasoning processes of humans. The modelling characteristics are reviewed on the basis of the vast fields of cognitive and experimental psychology, which represents the theoretical sources and the validation framework for the models. The potential application of a System Response Generator (SRG) for studying human factors at different levels of modelling complexity is discussed. An analysis is presented of the possible results which may be obtained by implementing, within the SRG architecture, human behaviour models intended to simulate different features of the operators' response to the system dynamics.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT);HOLLNAGEL E, Computer Resources International, Space Division, Birkeroed (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Symposium on Hazard Science, Cannes (FR), Jan. 29-31, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36582 ORA
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