In association with IFIP WG13.5, Call for Papers, Workshop on:

Human Factors in the Safety and Security of Critical Systems

18 March, 2013, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Programme and Registration details (no cost to register).

Over the last thirty years, there has been a mass of research into the central role that human factors play in determining the safety of complex systems. Studies have identified the interactions between stress, fatigue, workload and a host of performance shaping factors that influence the perception, cognition and physiology of operators, of maintenance staff and of management. At the same time, there has been a growing recognition that security is a key factor in the dependability of critical systems. However, much attention has focused on the technical infrastructures, the software and hardware that mitigate potential threats. Only in the last 5-10 years has there been a significant focus on human aspects of cyber security. The existing work on this area has not always been informed by the mass of previous work in the human factors of safety critical systems. However terms such as situation awareness that were originally considered in safety-related systems are increasingly being used in the context of cyber security.

This workshop will provide a common forum for researchers working on the human factors of safety and security critical systems.

The following list identifies some, but not all, of the potential topics:

Submission instructions: please send abstracts to the conference chairs by 7th December 2012. Full papers are due by 30th January 2013.
Selected submissions will be included after further review for a special edition of Elseviers Reliability Engineering and System Safety journal.

Chris Johnson, Univ. of Glasgow. (Email:
Philippe Palanque, IRIT, Universite Paul Sabatier. (Email:

Programme Committee:
Judy Bowen, Univ of Waikato, New Zealand.
Jens Braband, Siemens, Germany.
Barbara Czerny, Chrysler Motors, Detroit, USA,
Asaf Degani, General Motors, Isreal.
Mike Feary, NASA, USA.
Erik Hollnagel, University of Southern Denmark.
Tristan Henderson, University of St. Andrews, UK.
C. Michael Holloway, NASA Langley, USA.
Amaya Atencia Yepez, GMV, Spain,
Jackie Kaiser, US Air Force, Colorado Springs, USA.
Martin Lee, Symatec, UK.
Tony Licu, EUROCONTROL, Brussels, Belgium.
Antonio Nogueras EUROCONTROL, Brussels, Belgium.
Karen Renaud, University of Glasgow, UK.
Angela Sasse, University College London, UK.
Gabriele Schedl, Frequentis, Austria.
Markus Seemann, Siemens, Germany.
Maite Trujillo, European Space Agency, NL.
Maria Queiroz Vieira, Univ de Campina Grade, Brazil.

Prof. Chris Johnson, DPhil, MSc, MA, FBCS, CEng, CITP, Room S162, School of Computing Science, Univ. of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Scotland.
Tel: +44 141 330 6053, Fax: +44 141 330 4913,