Bjšrn JE Johansson



Bjšrn Johansson (Associate Professor, Cognitive Science, Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems) is adjunct lecturer at the Department for Computer Science at Linkšping University.


BjšrnÕs research focus is Cognitive Systems Engineering, Resilience Engineering, Command and Control, temporal characteristics of control tasks, Agility, C2 Agility, and communication. He has worked and works in several different projects concerned with crisis management and information technology, traffic, air traffic management as well as command and control systems and agility. Bjšrn was a member of the European Union ERASMUS (En Route Air Traffic Soft Management Ultimate System) project, the European Union Network of Excellence (NoE) GMOSS (Global Monitoring for Security and Stability), ŌResponding to CrisisÕ group and is also former board member in the Swedish Human Factors Network. He was also member of the Scientific Council of NetCor, a network for resilient crisis management founded by the Swedish Emergency Management Agency. Bjšrn was also a member of the NATO SAS-085 team on C2 Agility. BjšrnÕs work at Linkšping University involve teaching, supervision and course planning at both graduate and undergraduate level. He has also been employed at Combitech AB and Saab Security, performing various conceptual work concerning crisis management systems. Bjšrn has authored and co-authored more than 60 scientific publications such as journal papers, conference papers, book chapters and reports.




Journal Publications


Johansson, B.J.E. & Hellgren, C. (accepted for publication). Navigation support for dismounted soldiers using minimal information as a supplement to a digital map. Int. J. of ISCRAM.


Lundberg, J., & Johansson, B.J.E.  (2015) Systemic Resilience Model. .Reliability Engineering and Safety Science. 141, 22-32.


Nilsson, S., Johansson, B.J.E., & Jšnsson, A. (2011). Cross-organizational Collaboration Supported by Augmented Reality. IEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 17(10): 1380-1392.


Johansson, B., Trnka, J., Granlund, R., & Gštmar, A. (2010). The Effect of a Geographical Information System on Performance and Communication of a Command and Control Organization. Int. J. Human-Computer Interaction, 26(2 & 3): 228-246.


Trnka, J. & Johansson, B. (2009). Collaborative Command and Control Practice: Adaptation, Self-Regulation and Supporting Behavior. Int. J. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 1(2): 47-67.


Johansson, B. & Persson, P-A. (2009). Reduced uncertainty through human communication in complex environments. Cognition, Technology & Work. 11: 205-214.


Johansson, B. & Hollnagel, E. (2007). Pre-Requisites for Lage-Scale Coordination, Cogntion, Technology & Work, 9(1): 5-13.


Johansson B, Persson M, Granlund R & Matsson P (2003) C3Fire in Command and Control Research, Cognition, Technology & Work, 5(3): 191-196.


Johansson B, Artman H & Waern Y (2001) Technology in Crisis Management Systems - ideas and effects, Journal of research and problem solving in organizational communication, special issue Pragmatics in Crisis, 2(3): 247-258.


Conference papers with peer review


Berggren, P., Johansson, B.J.E., Baroutsi, N., & DahlbŠck, N. (2014) The Shared Priorities Measure as a Way of Assessing Team Strategic Awareness – A Bridge Between Self-Assessment and the Deep Blue Sea of Field Recordings. Proceedings of ECCE 2014, Wien, September.


Oskarsson, P-A., Johansson, B.J.E., Svensson, J. (2014) Target Designation and Indication with GPS Map in Night-Ops Conditions. Proceedings of ECCE 2014, Wien, September.


Berggren, P., Johansson, B.J.E., Svensson, E., Baroutsi, N., & DahlbŠck, N. (2014) Statistical Modelling of Team Training in a Microworld Study. In Proceedings of the HFES annual meeting, Chicago, October.


Oskarsson, P-A., Svensson, J., Johansson, B.J.E., & Hellgren, C. (2014) Indication of Direction With Digital Maps – Effects of Display Size and Time Constraints. In Proceedings of the HFES annual meeting, Chicago, October.


Berggren, P., Baroutsi, N., Johansson, B.J.E., Turcotte, I., & Tremblay, S. (2014) Assessing team focused behaviors in emergency response teams. Proceedings of ISCRAM 2014, State College, May.

Johansson, B.J.E., Hellgren, C., Oskarsson, P-A. & Svensson, J. (2013). Supporting situation awareness on the move - the role of technology for spatial orientation in the field. Proceedings of ISCRAM 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany.


Hellgren, C. & Johansson, B.J.E. (2012) Reducing workload by navigational support in dynamic situations. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2012, Vancouver, Canada.


Berggren, P., Prytz, E., Johansson, B., & NŠhlinder, S. (2011). The Relationship Between Workload, Teamwork, Situation Awareness, and Performance in Teams: A Microworld Study. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th annual meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Artman, H., Brynielsson, J., Johansson, B.J.E. & Trnka, J. (2011). Dialogical Emergency Management and StrategicAwareness in Emergency Communication. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2011, Lissabon, Portugal.


Berggren, P. & Johansson, B. (2010). Developing an Instrument for Measuring Shared Understanding. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2010, Seattle, US.


Granlund, R., Granlund, H., DahlbŠck, N. & Johansson, B. (2010). The Effect of a Geographical Information System on Communication in Professional Emergency Response Organizations. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2010, Seattle, US.


Granlund, R., Johansson, B., Trnka, J., & Granlund, H. (2009). Investigating the Impact of a Geographical Information System in a Municipality Crisis Management Organization. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making. London, UK, June 2009.


Nilsson, S., Johansson, B. & Jšnsson, A. (2008). Design of Augmented Reality for Collaboration. Proc. of 2008 ACM SIGGRAPH Int. Conference on Virtual- Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry (VRCAI 2008), Fusionopolis, SG.


Nilsson, S., & Johansson, B.J.E. (2008). Acceptance of Augmented Reality Instructions in a Real Work Setting Proc. of the Int. conference in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI). Florence, IT.


Nilsson, S., & Johansson, B. (2007). A Systemic Approach to Usability in Mixed Reality Information Systems. Proc. of Australia and New Zealand Systems Conference. Auckland, AU.


Johansson, B., Trnka, J. & Granlund, R. (2007). The Effect of Geographical Information Systems on a Collaborative Command and Control task, in B. Van den Walle, P. Burghardt & C. Nieuwenhuis (Eds.), Proc. of the 4th Int. Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Delft, The Netherlands.


Nilsson, S. & Johansson, B. (2006). A Cognitive Systems Engineering Perspective on the Design of Mixed Reality Systems, Proc. of the 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) – Trust and Control in Complex Socio-Technical Systems, Zurich, Switzerland.


Renner, L. & Johansson, B. (2006). Driver Coordination in Complex Traffic Environments. Proc. of the 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) – Trust and Control in Complex Socio-Technical Systems, Zurich, Switzerland.


Woltjer, R., Trnka, J., Lundberg, J. & Johansson, B. (2006). Role-Playing Exercises to Strengthen the Resilience of Command and Control Systems,.In G. Grote, H. GŸnter & A. Totter (Eds.), Proc. of the 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) – Trust and Control in Complex Socio-Technical Systems, Zurich, Switzerland.


Persson M & Johansson B (2001). Creativity or Diversity in Command and Control, in  Smith M.J., Salvendy G., Harris D. & Koubek R.J. (eds.), Usability, Evaluation and Interface Design - Cognitive Engineering, Intelligent agents and Virtual Reality (Proceedings to HCI 2001), Vol. 1, pp1508-1512., New Orleans, USA.


Waern Y & Johansson B (2000). Understanding Communication in a Dynamic Situation - Argumentation in Situation assessment and planning, Proceedings to COOP 2000, Sophia Antipolis, France.


Johansson B, Granlund R & Waern Y (2000). The Communicative Aspects of Distributed Dynamic Decision Making in the ROLF-Environment, in Henrik Friman (ed.), Proceedings to the 5th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making, Tammsvik, Sweden.


Book chapters


Johansson, B.J.E. (2014). Agility in Command and Control – Functional models of Cognition. In (Eds.)P. Berggren & S. NŠhlinder, Assessing command and control effectiveness – dealing with a changing world. Ashgate, Oxon, UK.


Johansson, B.J.E., & Pearce, P. (2014). An Overview of Organizational Agility. In (Eds.) P. Berggren & S. NŠhlinder, Assessing command and control effectiveness – dealing with a changing world. Ashgate, Oxon, UK.


Trnka, J. & Johansson, B. (2011). Resilient Emergency Response: Supporting Flexibility and Improvisation in Collaborative Command and Control. In M.E. Jennex (Ed.). Crisis Response and Management and Emerging Information Systems: Critical Applications Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp. 112-138.


Nilsson, S., Johansson, B., & Jšnsson, A. (2010). A Holistic Approach to Design and Evaluation of Mixed Reality Systems. In (Ed.) E Dubois, The Engineering of Mixed Reality Systems, Human-Computer Interaction Series. Springer-Verlag, London.


Johansson, B. & Lundberg, J. (2009). Engineering Safe Aviation Systems – Balancing Resilience and Stability. In D.J Garland, J.A Wise &V.D Hopkin (Eds.), Handbook of Aviation Human Factors. Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Mahaw, New Jersey.


Johansson, B., Granlund, R. & Waern, Y. (2005). Research on Decision Making and New Technology - Methodological Issues, in B. Brehmer, R. Lipshitz, & H. Montgomery (eds.), How Professionals Make Expert Decisions, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahaw, New Jersey.


Granlund, R. & Johansson, B. (2004). Monitoring Distributed Collaboration in the C3Fire Microworld, in Schifflett, S. G., Elliot, L. R., Salas, E., & Coovert, M. D. (eds.) Scaled Worlds: Development, Validation, and Applications, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Aldershot.


Conference papers without peer review


Woltjer, R., Johansson, B.J.E., & Berggren, P. (2015) An overview of Agility and Resilience: From Crisis Management to Aviation. Proceedings of the 6th Symposioum ocn Resilience Engineering. Lissabon 22-25/6 2015.


Johansson, B., & Nilsson, S. (2008). Augmented Reality as a tool to achieve common ground for network based operations. Proc. of the 13th Int. Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), Bellevue, WA.


Nilsson, S., & Johansson, B. (2007). Social acceptance of Augmented Reality in a hospital setting. Proc. of 7th Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems. Berlin, DE.


Lundberg, J., & Johansson, B. (2007). Pragmatic Resilience. In R. Woltjer, B. Johansson & J. Lundberg (Eds.), Proc. of the Resilience Engineering Workshop, Vadstena, Sweden, pp. 37-42.


Aminoff, H., Johansson, B. & Trnka, J. (2007). Understanding Coordination in Emergency Response. Proc. of the 26th European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control (EAMÕ07), Lyngby, DK.


Gawinowski, G. A., Averty; P., Hollnagel, E., Johansson, B. & Wise J. A. (2006). ERASMUS: A novel human factors approach to air traffic management. Proc.s of the 27th European Association for Aviation Psychology Jubilee Conference.  Potsdam, Germany.


Trnka, J., Johansson, B. & Granlund, R. (2006). Information Support in Collaborative Command and Control Work – An Empirical Research Using a Role-Playing Exercise Approach, Proc. of the 11th Int. Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), Cambridge, UK.


Trnka, J., Johansson, B. & Granlund, R. (2005). Investigating the Impact of Spatial Decision Support Systems in Modern Emergency Management Using Microworld Simulations, Proceedings of the 2nd SimSafe conference, Linkšping, Sweden.


Johansson, B. (2004). Human performance in dynamic systems - Effects of action regulation, Proceedings of the CSEPC 2004 International Conference on Cognitive Systems Engineering Approaches to Process Control, Sendai, Japan.


Johansson, B. & Rigas, G. (2004). Functional Failures, Time and Control, in Thissen W, Wieringa P, Pantic M & Ludema M (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, Omnipress, The Netherlands.


Leifler, O., Johansson, B., Persson, M. & Rigas, G. (2004). Development of Critiquing Systems in Networked Organizations. In Johnson & Palanque P (eds.), Human Error, Safety and Systems Development, Kluwer, USA.


Johansson, B., Hollnagel, E. & Granlund, . (2002). Control of Unpredictable Systems, in  Johnsson, C. (ed.), Proceedings to the 21st European annual conference on Human Decision Making and Control. GIST Technical Report G2002-1, Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scottland.


Granlund, R., Johansson, B., Persson, M., Artman, H. & Mattson, P. (2001). Exploration of methodological issues in Micro-world research -Experiences from research in team decision making. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cognitive Research with Microworlds - Methodological and theoretical issues for industrial applications, Granada, Spain.


Granlund, R., Johansson, B. & Persson, M. (2001). C3Fire: a Microworld for Collaboration Training in the ROLF environment. SIMS 2001 & 42nd Conference on Simulation and Modeling, Porsgrunn, Norway.


Johansson, B. & Granlund, R. (2001). Feedback in Shared Digital Maps. In M. Lind, (ed.), Proceedings of the EAM 2001, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Artman, H., Waern, Y., Garbis, C. & Johansson, B. (2000). Discourse about technology and use of technology in future crisis management systems. Proceedings to the 7th International Pragmatics Conference, Budapest, Hungary.