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Here is a snapshot of what we’re doing. Take a look at our blogposts and the latest news from Deep Blue.

Next week, we will be at the "WSIS Forum: ICTs 4 Safety & Security" to present case studies and challenges outlining what it means to use and adopt a human factors approach in different safety and security contexts. The agenda is available here: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2018/Pages/Agenda#intro....

Save-the-date: TaCo (Take Control) Final Workshop Supporting air traffic controllers in complex airport environments through automation 11 April, Malta International Airport The TaCo consortium, led by Deep Blue and including Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC) and Malta Air Traffic Services (MATS), invites you to participate to the project’s final workshop in Malta next 11th of April. We will...

Testo: the 6th and the 7th of March, we are in Madrid for the  World ATM Congress by owner 2018. If you want to have a chat, you can find us at ENAC - Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile / DSNA Services booth (480). If you are interested in future human centred automation for airport...

We are excited for STRESS Project's last simulation session, starting today at ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile) in Toulouse! Levels of stress, workload, vigilance and attention will be monitored in 21 Air Traffic Controllers while executing air traffic control tasks in highly automated scenarios, to monitor the impact automation has on their performance. Follow...

From May 2015 to November 2017, the IMPACT project investigated the essential role played by cultural factors in managing safety and security issues related to emergencies in public transport systems. Now, the project's outcomes are available on the IMPACT website: a complete cultural-based training course, two agent-based models for passengers' transport, and all the papers...

Recently, we joined Thales at their Bordeaux premises to help evaluate their future touch-screen cockpit design concept. The innovative, full touch-screen is meant to provide additional functionalities supporting pilots in performing their tasks. Our role focussed on evaluating the human factors implication of the cockpit through a simulation that involved 20 Lufthansa pilots engaged in a...

We will take part in the next SESAR Innovation Days, where we will be supporting four EU research projects we are involved in: PACAS, TaCo, MOTO and STRESS. PACAS organises the tutorial session “Participatory architectural change management in Air Traffic Management system”. The automation-related projects TaCo, MOTO and STRESS bring a joint poster entitled “Keeping the Human...

Le responsabilità dell’auto autonoma Se un’auto a guida autonoma causa un incidente, di chi è la colpa? Lavorando al progetto europeo Alias II, ricercatori italiani hanno sviluppato il software Legal Case, capace di attribuire responsabilità in caso di sinistri. Il sistema sfrutta i dati degli incidenti in aviazione: settore automatizzato, con regole condivise e molti processi conclusi. Continua a leggere l'articolo di Manuel...

Quanto l’interfaccia uomo-macchina dei sistemi che utilizziamo ci aiuta a non fare errori? In fase di progettazione, quanta attenzione è stata dedicata all’usabilità del nostro sistema? E siamo sicuri che ci sia consentito di recuperare se facciamo degli errori? Spesso, il tema dell'usabilità è dato per scontato da chi si occupa di Information Technology, o al...