Special Issue "Human Factors in Complex Systems"
A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Dr. Waldemar Karwowski
Pegasus Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems; Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
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Interests: human factors; complex systems; human-systems integration; management and systems engineering; neuro-fuzzy modeling and nonlinear dynamics of human performance; neuroergonomics
The discipline of human factors (HF) focuses on understanding of the nature of human-system interactions, viewed from a broad perspective of science, engineering, design, technology, and management of human-compatible systems. Such interactions should be considered in the context of complex system behaviours that may involve adaptation, emergence, self-organization, fractal similarity, as well as chaos and nonlinear dynamics. At present, more research is needed to improve our understanding of the effects of the above-mentioned phenomena on human perceptual, physical and cognitive performance when interacting with complex systems and technologies from engineering, physiological, behavioural, psychological, social, or neuroscience perspectives.
This Special Issue aims to explore a broad spectrum of research questions related to human factors in complex systems. In particular, this Special Issue will publish papers advancing the current state of knowledge regarding the essence of human and system complexity, as well as human-system interactions that may exhibit emergent properties, nonlinearity, and deterministic chaos in human performance and human-system behaviors. We invite papers for peer review that are related to theories, methodologies, and applications of the complexity paradigm in all aspects of human activity, including, but not limited to, social, cognitive, biomechanical, neurophysiological, sociotechnical, ecological, and environmental, as well as other relevant considerations of the human dimensions of complex systems:
- Complexity in human and system behaviour
- Human factors and complex adaptive systems
- Human systems integration and the design process
- Uncertainty of human-system interactions
- Ergonomics and safety of complex service and technological systems
- Emergent properties of human-systems behaviours
- Nonlinearity and human-systems dynamics
- Entropy and chaos in human performance
- Modelling and simulation of complex human- systems interactions
- Paradigms of human-centred and human-inspired design for complexity.
- Management of organizational complexity.
Prof. Dr. Waldemar Karwowski
Dr. David Kern
Prof. Dr. Atsuo Murata
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Complex adaptive systems
- Human factors and human performance
- Ergonomics and safety
- System modelling and simulation
- Measures of complexity
- Organizational complexity