Operational Modeling and Data Integration for Management and Design

  • Nick McDonald
  • Rabea Morrison
  • Maria Chiara Leva
  • Brian Atkinson
  • Fabio Mattei
  • Joan Cahill
Conference paper

Abstract

Background

Increasing focus on managing the performance of systems is driven by the relentless need to improve efficiency and save cost, by new safety management regulation and by growing interest from manufacturers in design for operability. Both the design of operational systems and the management of those systems depend on having a model of how such systems work. Such a model should be supported by operational data.

Methods

A new framework for modeling operational systems in aviation links operational models to smarter data integration in a framework of reports that support better management of risk in the operation, organizational change and improvement, and better design capabilities.

Conclusions

A common framework of modeling and analysis can address the convergent needs of research, system design, management and regulation to have an integrated, rich, evidence-driven understanding of complex operational systems.

Keywords

Operational performance Aviation Data integration Process analysis Risk Design 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission Framework Program, under the TATEM, HILAS and ALICIA projects, and from Enterprise Ireland under the C+program.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia Srl 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick McDonald
    • 1
  • Rabea Morrison
    • 1
  • Maria Chiara Leva
    • 1
  • Brian Atkinson
    • 1
  • Fabio Mattei
    • 1
  • Joan Cahill
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerospace Psychology Research GroupSchool of Psychology, Trinity CollegeDublinIreland

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