Flexible Design and Implementation of Cognitive Models for Predicting Pilot Errors in Cockpit Design

  • Jurriaan van DiggelenEmail author
  • Joris Janssen
  • Tina Mioch
  • Mark Neerincx
Conference paper


This paper describes an integrated design and implementation framework for cognitive models in complex task environments. We propose a task- and human-centered development methodology for deriving the cognitive models, and present a goal-based framework for implementing them. We illustrate our approach by modelling cognitive lockup as an error producing mechanism for pilots, and present the outcomes of the implemented cognitive models that resulted from applying our methods and tools.


Aviation Congitive lockup congitive modeling 



The work described in this paper is funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme, Transportation under the number FP7-211988. This study is part of the research program “Autonomous Training” (V1023) under contract for the Netherlands Department of Defense.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurriaan van Diggelen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Joris Janssen
    • 1
  • Tina Mioch
    • 1
  • Mark Neerincx
    • 1
  1. 1.TNO Human FactorsSoesterbergThe Netherlands

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