Seven Issues on Distributed Situation Awareness Measurement in Complex Socio-technical Systems

  • Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou
  • Angelos Protopapas
  • Ioannis M. Dokas


Distributed Situation Awareness is the modern perception of Situation Awareness that considers it as an emergent property of a complex socio-technical system rather than an individual endeavor. Although there are a plethora of Situation Awareness models and measurement techniques, it is doubtful whether they mirror the critical elements and behaviours of real collaborative and complex environments. This paper collects some of the most crucial issues surrounding the existing SA measurements techniques that arose under the complex socio-technical systems settings, and along these lines it addresses the need to change the paradigm in order to prepare the ground for a future Distributed Situation Awareness assessment technique, moving beyond the existing network-based approaches.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Mikela Chatzimichailidou
    • 1
  • Angelos Protopapas
    • 1
  • Ioannis M. Dokas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece

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