USING DISCRETE-EVENT SIMULATION TO MODEL HUMAN PERFORMANCE IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS  
 
  Ron Laughery
 
Micro Analysis and Design
Boulder, Colorado 80301, U.S.A.
 
 
ABSTRACT
 
System performance is often determined by the performance of the humans in the system. Yet, system models often leave out any significant representation of the humans that are operating and maintaining them. Recently, tools and methods for modeling the human in systems have begun to receive widespread attention. These tools and methods are consistent with other types of models and simulations that are used to model other system components. In this paper, the basic approaches to modeling human performance are discussed along with a brief case study.
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Human Performance Simulation in the Analysis of Advanced Air Traffic Management  
 
  Kevin M. Corker
 
Computer Information and Systems Engineering Department
San Jose State University
San Jose, Ca. 951920-0180, U.S.A.
 
 
ABSTRACT
 
Models of human performance in large scale and complex systems have long served to engineers in prediction of system performance. They have also been used to identify performance shortfalls in the human-machine system under a range of anticipated scenarios. These shortfalls have then been used to predict requirements for aiding systems to augment human performance and assure safe system operation. Finally, human performance models have served the Human Factors and Cognitive Sciences by establishing a platform for the explicit instantiation of key theories of human performance. These require the stipulation of architectural and functional assumptions about the underlying process of human behavior.
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THE NEW DESIGN: THE CHANGING ROLE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERS IN THE DESIGN PROCESS THROUGH THE USE OF SIMULATION  
 
Deidra L. Donald
 
Deneb Robotics, Inc.
5500 New King Street
Troy, MI 48098-2615, U.S.A.
 
Nick Andreou, P.E.
 
General Motors Corporation
7000 Chicago Road
Warren, MI 48090-9035, U.S.A.
 
 
Dr. Jeffrey Abell, P.E.
 
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
800 Chrysler Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2757, U.S.A.
 
 
 
Robert J. Schreiber
 
The Boeing Company
P.O. Box 516
St. Louis, MO 63166-0516, U.S.A.
 
ABSTRACT
 
The ever-increasing use of Digital Manufacturing and Virtual Factory environments is allowing the Industrial Engineer (IE) to be brought into the design process as a true systems integrator. The shop-floor role moves into the computer world as digital mockups, rapid prototyping, assembly simulation, ergonomic workplace assessment, and robotic simulation necessitate production requirements validation. This panel discussion will provide insight into the current and future use of IE's and Discrete Event Simulation (DES) in a multi-disciplinary design environment.
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