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Process Operator's Multimedia Intelligent Support Environment

Objective

The aim of the PROMISE project is to support safer and more efficient real-time operator action in process control. This will be achieved by exploiting multimedia capabilities in the presentation of information from knowledge based systems. The multimedia approach will exploit the improved bandwidth offered by modern computer systems and the known cognitive strengths of operators to communicate time critical information quickly, effectively and succinctly.
Safer and more efficient real time operator action in process control has been supported by means of exploiting multimedia capabilities in the presentation of information from knowledge based systems. The multimedia approach exploits the improved bandwidth offered by modern computer systems and the known cognitive strengths of operators to communicate time critical information quickly, effectively and succinctly.

A key aspect has been the development of a methodology underpinning the application of multimedia techniques to critical operator interfaces. A presentation tool has been developed which delivers all the usual media in a synchronized manner and a set of support tools are planned which advise on appropriate media choice in particular information communication situations.

Two systems have been developed to test out the ideas of the project: reactor shut down in the Hunterston B Nuclear Power station simulator, and the control of a chemical plant at DOW Benelux in the Netherlands. Laboratory studies have also been carried out to identify multimedia advantages.
A key aspect of the project is the development of a methodology underpinning the application of multimedia techniques to critical operator interfaces. A presentation tool has been developed which delivers all the usual media in a synchronised manner and a set of support tools are planned which will advise on appropriate media choice in particular information communication situations.

The project draws upon experience gained in the development of dialogues for on-line process control GRADIENT (P857) .

Coordinator

Scottish Power plc
Address
Cathcart House Spean Street
G44 4BE Glasgow
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

Algotech
Italy
Address
Via Appia Nuova 310
00183 Roma
DOW BENELUX
Netherlands
Address
, 48
4530 AA Terneuzen
Exis Expert Intelligent Systems
Italy
Address
Via Rigattieri 33
56127 Pisa
INTELLIGENT DECISION SYSTEMS
Spain
Address
Avd. Albufera, 153 4
28038 Madrid
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Benedenstraat, 59
3000 Leuven
Loughborough University of Technology
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
REALACE LTD
Ireland
Address
Mount St. Cresent
Dublin 2
Tecsiel SpA
Italy
Address
Via Santa Maria 19
56100 Pisa
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
16 Richmond Street
G1 IXQ Glasgow
WORK RESEARCH CENTRE
Ireland
Address
Northumberland Road 22
Dublin 4