The role of people in the Interconnected systems (human element in large complex systems)

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The role of people in the Interconnected systems (human element in large complex systems)

Overview

Complexity is a major issue in our 21st century socio-technical systems. It results from the increasing interconnection of human and machine systems. As a result, people's roles change, becoming more cognitive and even socio-cognitive. How organizations are changing as a result of the expansion of digital systems is crucial to identifying. More generally, the focus must be simultaneously on technology, organizations and people (the TOP model) throughout the life cycle of these interconnected socio-technical systems. A systemic representation that (1) homogenizes people and machines' attributes and properties will be presented for the analysis of tasks, activities, functions and structures, and (2) supports agile development of underlying socio-technical systems. In addition, the scenario-based design PRODEC method will be presented. PRODEC is based on the development of procedural and declarative scenarios, as well as maturity evaluation metrics. Several examples will be taken from aeronautics and other relevant industrial sectors.

Recordings are available on request. Please contact Tony Licu at [email protected]

Speaker(s)
Prof. Guy André Boy

Prof. Guy André Boy

Engineer and cognitive scientist - Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and Chair of the Aerospace Technical Committee of IEA (International Ergonomics Association).

Prof. Guy André Boy received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE SUPAERO), his Professorship Habilitation (HDR) from Pierre and Marie Curie’s University (Paris VI), and his Full Professorship Qualifications in Computer Science and Psychology. Boy actively participated to the introduction of cognitive engineering in France and its development worldwide. He is the author of more than 200 articles and 14 books. He is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (Executive Vice Chair of ACM SIGCHI from 1995 to 1999), Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, and Chair of the Aerospace Technical Committee of IEA (International Ergonomics Association). He held various positions in the past such as IPA Chief Scientist for Human Centered Design at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Adjunct Professor at the École Polytechnique in Paris, etc.

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