A-PiMod: A New Approach to Solving Human Factors Problems with Automation

  • Joan CahillEmail author
  • Tiziana C Callari
  • Florian Fortmann
  • Denis Javaux
  • Andreas Hasselberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9736)


The objective of this paper is to present a new adaptive automation concept which (1) addresses the still open human factors problems with automation from a team centred perspective and (2), as part of this, offers a new ‘team’ centred approach to solving these problems. In so doing, this paper poses questions about what it means to work in a team, what kind of expertise a third crew member (i.e. automation) offers, and how team members might share information about their state, intentions and actions. In elucidating this new automation concept, this paper introduces new role/work practice concepts for pilots, and a potential roadmap for adaptive automation and single crew operations.


Adaptive automation Stakeholder evaluation Crew state monitoring Pilot decision making 



The research leading to these results/preliminary outcomes has received funding from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement N. 605141 - Applying Pilot Models for Safety Aircraft (A-PiMod) Project. We would like to thank member of the A-PiMod Project Team and our COP members – particularly, Paul Cullen, William Butler, Martin Duffy and Stephen Duffy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan Cahill
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tiziana C Callari
    • 1
  • Florian Fortmann
    • 2
  • Denis Javaux
    • 3
  • Andreas Hasselberg
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Psychology, Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS)Trinity College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.R&D Division TransportationOFFIS – Institute for Information TechnologyOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.Symbio Concepts & Products S.P.R.LBassengeBelgium
  4. 4.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für FlugführungBrunswickGermany

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