It is intended with this paper to shed light on the potential of cognitive engineering approaches to advance emergency management. Hence, the paper may inform future research on the problem domain. The paper considers cognitive engineering research paradigms, e.g., Hollnagel and Woods’ (2001) cognitive systems engineering and design seeded by immersion in the application domain. The paper concludes with future directions for research in order to fulfil the gaps identified.


cognitive systems engineering disaster management emergency management decision-making 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis A. Coelho
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  1. 1.Human Technology Group, Dept. Electromechanical EngineeringUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal

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