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Cognitive Systems Engineering: Automation and Safety


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School Nationell Forskarskola i Kognitionsvetenskap (SweCog)
Division HCS
Owner Björn Johansson

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Course plan

No of Lectures

Nine lectures or seminars
Lectures will be given in English.

Recommended for

Students interested in Learning the basics of Cogntitive Systems Engineering (CSE) and how to apply this approach in own research

The course was last given

New course, but similar Courses are part of the Cognitive Science undergraduate and masters program at Linköping university


After the course the student should be able to

* Use theories/models and methods from Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) in analyzing complex cognitive systems
* Describe how CSE can be used to describe how the performance of a system is continually adapted to existing circumstances, and how this knowledge can be used to guard against unexpected consequences
* Describe how to delimit a cognitive system
* Describe why analysis of risks and accidents in these kind of systems are essential for the ability to utilize them, and to demonstrate knowledge in common accident models (sequiental, epidemic, and systematic accident models)
Describe the difference between safety 1 and safety 2


Basic knowledge in cognitive psychology and empirical research methods equivalent to an introductory course in this.


Seminars and lectures. Assignments.
The course will start March 13th.


(See Goals)


Hollnagel, E. & Woods, D. D. (2005) Joint Cognitive Systems. Foundations of Cognitive Systems Engineering. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.

In addition a number of research papers. Information on this will be available at the start of the course


Björn Johansson


Associate Professor Björn Johansson


Seminar assignments and a final paper relating the course contents to the students reseach field


6 hp

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Last updated: 2012-05-03