Selecting Human Error Types for Cognitive Modelling and Simulation

Conference paper


This paper presents a method that has enabled us to make a selection of error types and error production mechanisms relevant to the HUMAN European project, and discusses the reasons underlying those choices. We claim that this method has the advantage that it is very exhaustive in determining the relevant error types and error production mechanisms, and that the final objects are selected according to explicit requirements, without missing relevant error types and error production mechanisms.


Human error Error types Error production mechanism Cognitive modelling 



The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 211988 (Project HUMAN,


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina Mioch
    • 1
  • Jan-Patrick Osterloh
    • 2
  • Denis Javaux
    • 3
  1. 1.TNO Human FactorsSoesterbergThe Netherlands
  2. 2.OFFIS Institute for Computer ScienceOldenburgGermany
  3. 3.NEXT STEP SOLUTIONSLiegeBelgium

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