Human Factors and reliability analysis for man-machine systems

Modelling of man-machine interfaces is one of the goals of the research group. The activity was started in 1989 using the DYLAM methodology and then extended to new cognitive approaches, always in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre of EU. The goal consists in the correct assessment of human error in the development and evolution of industrial accidents.


Piccini M. Human Factors in the Design of Supervisory-Control Systems and Human-Machine Interfaces for Highly Automated Complex Systems. International Journal of Cognition, Technology & Work, Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 4(4): 256-271, 2002.

Carpignano A., Piccini M., Cognitive theories and engineering approaches for safety assessment and design of automated systems: A case study of a power plant, Cognitive Technology & Work, Springer, n. 1, 1999, pp. 47-61.

Cacciabue P. C., Carpignano A., Vivalda C., A Dynamic Reliability Technique for Error Assessment in Man-Machine Systems, International Journal of Man Machine Studies, vol. 38 n. 3, pp. 403-428, Academic Press Limited, New York, 1993.

Cacciabue P. C., Carpignano A., Vivalda C., Expanding the scope of DYLAM methodology to study the dynamic reliability of complex systems: the case of Chemical and Volume Control in nuclear power plants, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 36, pp. 127-136, Elsevier Science Publishers, Oxford, 1992.