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Automatic Detection of Potential Automation Surprises for ADEPT Models

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Sébastien Combéfis, Dimitra Giannakopoulou, Charles Pecheur
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Title
Automatic Detection of Potential Automation Surprises for ADEPT Models
Authors
Sébastien Combéfis, Dimitra Giannakopoulou, Charles Pecheur
Type
Article
Journal
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
Volume
46
Number
2
Pages
267--278
Year
2016

Abstract

This paper describes how to automatically detect potential automation surprises in interactive systems, within a rapid automation interface design tool named ADEPT. The proposed analysis method in this paper is based on a conformance relation, called full-control, between the model of the actual system and a mental model of it, that is, its behavior as perceived by the operator. The method can, among other things, automatically generate a so-called minimal full-control mental model for a given system. Systems are well designed if they can be described by relatively simple mental models for their operators, which can be assessed with the minimal full-control mental model generation algorithms. During the generation, potential automation surprises are detected and highlighted with execution examples that may lead to confusion. The analysis methods are based on an enriched version of labeled transition systems to describe the system and mental models. In order to be able to integrate the analysis method within ADEPT, a semantics for ADEPT models makes it possible to translate them into enriched LTSs. The proposed translation is automated for a specified class of ADEPT models that are characterized and defined in this paper. A case study demonstrates the proposed analysis framework and informs how the integration with ADEPT can be improved.

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BibTeX Record
  @ARTICLE{lvl-2016-382952,
    TITLE = {Automatic Detection of Potential Automation Surprises for ADEPT Models},
    AUTHOR = {Sébastien Combéfis and Dimitra Giannakopoulou and Charles Pecheur},
    YEAR = {2016},
    JOURNAL = {IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems},
    VOLUME = {46},
    NUMBER = {2},
    PAGES =  {267--278},
    URL = {http://lvl.info.ucl.ac.be/Publications/AutomaticDetectionOfPotentialAutomationSurprisesForADEPTModels},
  }